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Spotlight On Business: Zone 8 Gardens

“One of the Area’s Largest Selections of Plants, Flowering Plants, Trees, Shrubs and Garden Goodies”

 Zone 8 Gardens is located in Wilmington at 3802 Carolina Beach Road near the 17th St. extension intersection, please stop by or give them a call at (910) 792-1118. 

By: Allen Denning
Staff Writer

Zone 8 Gardens in Wilmington offers one of the area’s largest selections of plants, flowering plants, trees, shrubs and garden goodies.  Zone 8 Gardens is named such for the “hardiness zone” in which we live as defined by the USDA.  As their name suggests, the Zone 8 Gardens are full of wonderful plant life that is suited to thrive in our local climate and microclimates.  With over 3 acres covered and teeming with plant life there is never a shortage of great gardening ideas at Zone 8.
New Hanover County and the Beach’s in particular have a true gem of a resource for landscaping in our tough seaside environment.  At Zone 8 Gardens, they have the knowledge and expertise to help you make the right plant choices while still giving options for each situation.  Microclimates abound at the beach. Many plants may be perfectly happy in one spot while they may languish only a few feet away.  Wind, sun, shade, drainage and other environmental considerations make up the microclimate dynamic.  Zone 8 Gardens will help you make the right decision the first time.
Zone 8 Gardens has a great selection of palms and cycads, hardy for our area.  They also carry a large variety of yucca, agave, and many other drought tolerant plant types.  Everyone is more conscious of water conservation these days and these plants will give beauty and keep the water bill down at the same time.  As always Zone 8 Gardens is your best source for roses.  Every year we pot and grow about 2000 rose bushes.  Easy care and ever blooming knock out and drift roses are a mainstay for carefree color and disease resistance. They now have a huge selection of annuals, perennials and tropical color to make your home, patio and yard a standout.  Flowering and foliage hanging baskets by the hundreds and a large selection of pottery is also available.  Make your own planter or the friendly staff at Zone 8 Gardens will be more than happy to make one for you. 
Zone 8 Gardens has the best selection of landscape shrubbery around.  Hawthorne, oleander, azaleas, gardenias, hydrangea and a large selection of many others make one stop shopping easy and a pleasure.  They also have lots of yard art, bird accessories and sculpted metal suns that would look perfect in your garden area.
In addition to providing you with all the plants you could want, Zone 8 will also be happy to help you with the design and installation of your landscape.  When you come by be sure to sit with them on the Tiki Hut porch and they will be glad to talk with you about your needs.  They can help you with everything from design to installation.  They are never set on one plant or variety and will always help to make your garden or landscape unique and suited to your vision.  Their Tiki Hut and it’s porch are situated behind the main greenhouse at Zone 8 Gardens and adjacent to the seemingly endless rows of flowering plants, shrubs and bushes.  It pays to take the time to sit with the Zone 8 Professionals at this brightly painted yellow, green and purple construction as you will learn more about planting in our area than you ever knew before.  Decades of real hands on experience make the Zone 8 staff the best in the business.  Other than enjoying a beautiful day and relaxing amongst friends you will receive help designing your perfect landscape, situated to your yards own unique makeup.  If you require further assistance, Zone 8 Gardens is equipped and ready to professionally install all of the plants and flowers you desire.  Zone 8 Gardens has been serving the New Hanover County are for over 27 years with the best variety, advice and process.  Let Zone 8 Gardens be your choice for the complete landscape experience from plant selection to design and installation. 
Zone 8 Gardens is located in Wilmington at 3802 Carolina Beach Road near the 17th St. extension intersection.  You will find them nestled behind the shops in Fulton Station and Walgreens.  They are open on Mondays through Saturdays from 9:00 a.m. until 5:30 p.m.  On Sundays they open at 11:00 a.m. and close at 6:00 p.m.  Keep checking their advertisement in this newspaper every week for the latest money saving specials and deals available at Zone 8 Gardens. 
If you would like to find out more about Zone 8 Gardens in Wilmington please stop by or give them a call at (910) 792-1118.  “When you are serious about gardening,” visit Zone 8 Gardens.