Garden Center

Knecht’s  Nurseries and Landscaping Garden Center is 10 acres of plant heaven located just inside the Northfield city limits on State Hwy 19. We invite you to stop in and discover the Knecht’s difference. You’ll be amazed. At Knecht’s we carry a huge inventory of over 30,000 perennials, shrubs and trees with over 1,000 different varieties available.

Our selection of containerized trees, shrubs and perennials and our large balled and burlapped (B&B) trees are all accompanied by information signs for your convenience and we are happy to answer any questions you might have. We have one of the largest hosta selections in the area with over 100 varieties available. We’d love to meet you and introduce you to all of our beautiful plants that are waiting to be adopted!

If you want inspiration, we encourage you to stroll through our display gardens. We expand and update these areas regularly, so please take time to see old favorites and some of the newer plants available!


We take great pride in having a knowledgeable sales staff to help you select the right plants and provide advice for your project. Many of our staff members are Minnesota Certified Nursery and Landscape Professionals and are happy to assist you.


We offer natural and dyed mulches in both bulk and bagged options. We have found that dyed mulches retain their appearance consistently for a couple of years and natural mulches fade to a light natural grey in about one season.


We carry river rock, red rock, buff limestone, and dresser trap rock.  We also have class 5 gravel and sand.


We carry COWSMO composted manure. Certified organic – it’s a wonderful amendment to your garden for organic matter and mild fertilizer. We also carry bales of peat moss and bags of high quality potting soil.

Our landscape soil is a mixture of 40% black dirt, 40% peat, 10% sand, and 10% manure. This soil mix is great for all of your landscape and planting needs and is also an excellent amendment to your existing soil. We call this nutrient rich soil ‘miracle dirt’. Available for purchase by the yard.


Basic gardening and landscaping supplies are available for purchase in our main greenhouse.  We carry a selection of fertilizers and acidifiers, weed and pest control products; tree wraps and staking kits; weed barrier fabric and edging (the kind the pros use) and more!


We carry a selection of metal garden art and sculpture by local artists, as well as garden gizmos and glazed ceramic planters in a variety of sizes and colors.


We deliver mulch, soil mix, rock products and plants.  Give us a call for the delivery rate to your home or project!

Area's largest Garden Center. Home of Peak Performance Trees.

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