There are few places to buy gardening supplies in Baltimore—maybe it has to do with the fact that there are so few actual yards, since the backyards of so many of Charm City’s rowhouses are covered with concrete. However, if you are fortunate enough to have a little patch of actual dirt, or your green thumb simply will not be denied, check out Walther Gardens for quality flowers, plants, and seedlings. Eight greenhouses, fitted onto the property surrounding an old Victorian house in Hamilton, keep the nursery stocked year-round. During the warmer months, a cutting garden supplies charming old-fashioned bouquets of powder-puff marigolds, sunflowers, anemones, and a blaze of other blossoms.
The greenhouses themselves offer a bountiful supply of vegetable and flower annuals for all seasons, perennial foliage, and trees and shrubberies. Everything is grown on the premises, resulting in extremely high-quality, hardy plants, rather than the depressing trays of neglected and expiring petunias outside your local grocery store. Prices are amazingly cheap, unlike other gardening stores in North Baltimore, and, even better, the staff is terrifically friendly and helpful, cheerfully explaining the best care and placement of the flora you adopt.
Best of all, though, is the look of the place itself. There is simply a colorful riot of flowers everywhere, from asters to zinnias. Stop by, if only to look—we defy you to walk away empty-handed.