Cute and clever vignettes can be found throughout the Garden at Sheiyah Market.

September/October 2022
Snapshots from Amish Country By Teresa McPherson

The Cutlivate’22 Garden Retail Tour headed north to Amish country to visit family-owned garden retailers.

In June, the Cutlivate’22 Garden Retail Tour visited several independent garden retailers north of Columbus, Ohio.

Baker’s Acres Greenhouse and Garden Center

Baker’s Acres is located in Alexandria, Ohio, about 25 miles east of downtown Columbus. Marking their 40th anniversary this year, Baker’s Acres is run by the second generation of the Baker family.

Baker's Acres is located in Alexandria, Ohio, about 25 miles east of downtown Columbus
A cozy and plant-filled vignette welcomes customers into the store.
Hand-written signs on the doors remind customers of store hours and to return to purchase fall mums.
Hand-written signs on the doors remind customers of store hours and to return to purchase fall mums.
Fun signage can be found throughout Baker's Acres.
Fun signage can be found throughout Baker’s Acres.

Richardson’s Greenhouse

Located in Loudonville, Richardson’s Greenhouse is a family-owned-and-operated greenhouse and garden retail store in business for nearly 80 years. The company is currently managed by third-generation sisters, with the fourth generation getting more involved.

Hanging baskets, mixed containers and Minions welcome customers to Richardson’s Greenhouse.
Hanging baskets, mixed containers and Minions welcome customers to Richardson’s Greenhouse.

 

Lush perennials on benches of varying heights with clear signage make it easy for customers to see the selection.
Lush perennials on benches of varying heights with clear signage make it easy for customers to see the selection.
Trucks and other sturdy toys are tucked in with the perennials for little hands to discover.
Trucks and other sturdy toys are tucked in with the perennials for little hands to discover.

Sheiyah Market

Sheiyah Market is located in Berlin, the heart of Ohio Amish country, and spans four stores across more than 50,000 square feet. This campus offers gardening accessories and plants, fashion and home décor, and a coffee bar called the “Buggy Brew.” The Garden was built six years ago to meet the increased interest and demand for plants.

New arrivals of plant material are placed in a special section in the Garden.
New arrivals of plant material are placed in a special section in the Garden.
Cute and clever vignettes can be found throughout the Garden at Sheiyah Market.
Cute and clever vignettes can be found throughout the Garden at Sheiyah Market.
A popular photo spot, the Sheiyah Market buggy indicates that the Buggy Brew coffee shop is open for business.
A popular photo spot, the Sheiyah Market buggy indicates that the Buggy Brew coffee shop is open for business.


Teresa McPherson

Teresa McPherson is the managing editor of Lawn & Garden Retailer. Contact her at [email protected]




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