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Ames, IA
Garden Center

Visit the Earl May Garden Center in Ames, IA, for top-quality plants, expert gardening advice, and all the essentials for a flourishing garden. Explore our diverse range today and discover everything you need to bring your gardening visions to life in Ames.

Contact Info & Hours

Visit us at
1601 S Kellogg Ave
Ames, IA 50010

Phone: 515-232-2929

Business Hours:

M - F - 8:00 am to 8:00 pm

Sat - 8:00 am to 6:00 pm

Sun - 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Our Departments
    - Nursery (Trees, Shrubs, Perennials, Ornamental Grasses)
    - Flowering Plants (Annuals, Pre-Made Container Gardens, Hanging Baskets)
    - Garden Seed
    - Gifts & Garden Decor
    - Houseplants
    - Lawn Care & Grass Seed
    - Watering Supplies
    - Weed, Disease & Pest Solutions
    - Wildlife & Birding Supplies

Our Services
    - Landscape Design & Planning
    - Landscape Installation
    - Landscape Maintenance
    - Planting Services
    - Custom Container Potting
    - Delivery Service (see store for details)
    - Weed, Disease & Pest ID (bring in photos or bagged samples)
    - Lawn Checks

Meet the Manager
Heather Ewig

History: I started in Boone, in 1993. I've also worked in our Cedar Falls, Waukee, West Des Moines and the South Des Moines garden centers. I was promoted to Manager in 2022.

Favorite Place to Visit: Jester Park in Des Moines, Iowa.

Favorite Houseplant: Anthurium & Orchids

Top 3 Perennials: Hardy Hibiscus, Poppies, & Dianthus

Why Work at Earl May?
"I love to teach people. If you teach the whos, whats, whens and wheres, then people will be more successful in learning, growing, curing and preventing. I also love to learn and have someone teach me something I don't know much about. It makes the job fun and engaging. I strive to learn something new every day. If you don't keep learning, then you stop growing."