Garden Center

Trees, Shrubs, and Perennials

Our 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 Minnesota-hardy perennials, shrubs, and trees with over 1,000 different varieties available. We have one of the largest hosta selections in the area with over 100 varieties available!

If you want inspiration, we encourage you to stroll through our display gardens. We frequently expand and update our gardens, and we hope you enjoy the old favorites and the newer varieties we have planted.

Seasonal Annuals

We love annuals! In late spring and early summer, our greenhouses are full of flowering and foliage annuals, vegetables, herbs, hanging baskets, and patio pots. We are happy to help you choose the best annuals to turn your outdoor living space into a lush oasis. If you’re interested in growing food, many of our staff are avid vegetable gardeners and are happy to help.

We’re Here to Help

Our staff of Minnesota Nursery and Landscape Association Certified Professionals is ready to help you choose the best plants for your project and provide advice if you need it. We’d love to meet you and introduce you to all of our beautiful plants that are waiting to be adopted!


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 to set up a delivery to your home or project!

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

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