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Earl May Garden Center


1901 Lower Muscatine Road, Iowa City

P: (319) 354-5028





So thrilled with the service I received at Earl May today! This beauty was in one hanging pot for $40. I explained I was looking for 3 philodendrons to fill up this cascading planter and asked if she thought I could get away with splitting it up. She looked carefully at it and then offered to split it in 3 for me right there at the counter! She was so patient and delicate with it and I’m totally in love with the result! Your staff deserve a massive kudos— that’s the kind of service that guarantees I will be back!

Erika Evanovich


Went in today to find a birthday present for my dad, but didn't know what to get. The workers there were so helpful and sweet! They were very patient and accommodating while they helped me find the perfect gift for him, and I actually ended up buying a couple plants for myself as well since I was so excited by everything they had. Awesome people, awesome plants!

Lilly Manning


Wonderful selection of plants and just about the only place in town where you can find african violet pots. That said, the prices are outrageous for most things. Some are reasonable, like on their rare plants. But the annuals and perennials are priced at 1.5-2x the going rate anywhere else. The plants are quality and the staff are very helpful so if you want confidence or assistance this is a good place for garden stuff.

Hannah Bott


The staff are very friendly. I like how knowledgeable they are, too. They were able to help me find some creeping phlox for my garden. The checkout line was a little long, but I blame that more on everybody buying a huge cart of plants than on the employees. The selection is great. They have many different annuals, perennials, trees, herbs, and vegetables. They usually have several varieties to choose from, too, and not just one type like Walmart or Lowe's. I really appreciate that, especally for annual flowers. I like variety and not just the generic mass produced seedlings you see everywhere. The plants are at an okay price. I would wait for a sale if I were buying more than a few plants, and I wouldn't buy their mini-succulents at $5 each when I can find similar plants at other places for $2 or $3. Overall, it is a great place to shop. Will be back again when I have more time to garden.

Prickles Hoggington



Monday: 8:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Tuesday: 8:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Wednesday: 8:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Thursday: 8:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Friday: 8:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Saturday: 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Sunday: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM



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