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Idaho Preferred’s Essential Nursery, Greenhouse & Garden Center Guide

What’s grown in Idaho, thrives in Idaho!

For twenty years, local consumers have known to look for the Idaho Preferred logo to identify Idaho-grown and crafted agricultural-related products. The Idaho Preferred logo helps you know that the plants, trees, and shrubs you purchase from your local nursery or greenhouse will thrive in Idaho’s diverse climate and soils. By purchasing items tagged with the Idaho Preferred logo from your local lawn and garden growers, you are not only supporting your local growers, economy, and community but you are also ensuring success in your own lawn and garden projects.

Look for the Idaho Preferred logo when shopping for lawn and garden items and know you’re supporting local growers who produce fresh, high-quality products from right here in our State. Purchasing plants and trees bearing the logo means you can be confident they’re grown in Idaho.  

Idaho is a large state with various climate zones, from high desert to alpine. Soil type is an equally important factor when selecting plants and trees. It just makes sense to purchase your garden products from local professionals who understand which plants and trees will thrive in your climate and soil. Take advantage of the local expertise when purchasing any garden and nursery items.  

Idaho Preferred continues to partner with local Idaho nurseries and greenhouse growers to emphasize the importance of locally sourced lawn and garden products. In 2024, we’re celebrating these amazing local producers throughout the Gem State with our own “virtual garden party” on social media. Join us all in April and May as we share garden how-to tips and tricks from these experts.

Featured Idaho Preferred Members

REG 1: North Idaho/ Panhandle

Muskrat Hill Haskp

Muskrat Hill Haskap is a propagation nursery specializing in Lonicera caerulea (haskaps) for the wholesale and retail trade. All of their breeding stock originated from the University of Idaho’s research station in Sandpoint, Idaho. They have carefully selected varieties for their plant vigor and berry production for northwest growers and gardeners. 

Pack River Farm

Pack River Farm is a certified organic farm in the Selle Valley in North Idaho. They grow year-round with 5 greenhouses in production. along with 1 acre of outside garden. They enjoy connecting with our local community by reaching out through education, farmers’ markets, and tours of the farm!

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REG 2: North Central Idaho/ Palouse

Melliflora LLC

Melliflora is the floral production arm of Mellifera Farm with specialty cut flowers available as a subscription, direct farm sales, or to the wholesale trade. They specialize in cultivating heirloom, old-fashioned, and uncommon varieties prized for their beauty and fragrance.

Melliflora LLC, Troy, ID

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REG 3: Southwestern Idaho

Adams Gardens

From Christmas trees to cactus, you can trust the experts at Adams Gardens, a locally owned, full-service Nursery and Garden Center in Nampa. Get tips on what and when to plant in your specific part of the Treasure Valley. As they say, “Some like it hot, some like it shady, some love a little of both.” And while the soil may be perfect for lilacs on one side of your home, the same plant may struggle on the other side. Leave it to the staff at Adams Gardens to guide you to a successful gardening experience. And check out their Spring vegetable planting guide for the Treasure Valley area!  

Burlap n buds

At Burlap n Buds, their focus is growing specialty flowers for events and florists. For them, nothing embodies happiness like flowers. They grow all sorts of beautiful, fragrant flowers that are perfect for brightening your environment.

Burlap n Buds hosts u-pick events throughout the growing season. They have a wide variety of fun flowers and floral-filler sufficient to produce beautiful do-it-yourself bouquets. If you are looking for cheerful, colorful flowers to enliven your life, visit them!

Clayton Tree Farm

In 1979, Clayton Tree Farm (originally Clayton Nursery) was started when Bill and Diane Clayton planted 2,500 trees on their farm near Boise, Idaho. In 2002, they expanded and moved their operation 20 miles to the west to the small farming town of Wilder. Having started with just 2,500 trees, Clayton Tree Farm now produces over 20,000 trees a year for the Intermountain West region.

Cloverdale Nursery, Meridian ID

Cloverdale Nursery spans just over 19 acres in the heart of the Treasure Valley. The operation is an impressive site to behold from the drone photography shown here. After growing and selling turf in the Treasure Valley for over 50 years, Cloverdale Nursery is an expert on local soil conditions, offering experienced advice on the best tree and shrub options, and optimal site preparation for planting. They specialize in zone-hardy trees, shrubs and grasses, soil, sod, and bark. A quick visit to their expansive retail operation is sure to impress.  

Throughout Idaho, Headquartered in caldwell

 In 1959, when Idaho had half the number of people it has today, a couple of fellows named Dutch and Bud set up a farming wholesale store in the rural agricultural town of Caldwell. Even then, D&B was a one-stop shop where you could find everything you needed to keep your farm running. D&B expanded throughout the decades into a chain of stores in Idaho and Oregon and offers a wide selection of quality products including beautiful nursery and greenhouse plants that are acclimated to your specific climate in Idaho.

D& B Supply, Flagship store located in Caldwell, ID
Du-Rite Nursery, Meridian ID

If you’re thinking of planting a tree in the Treasure Valley, ask Du-Rite first. Tom Thibault started Du-Rite Nursery in SW Idaho’s Treasure Valley in 1971. Every morning Tom would rise, fire up the delivery truck, and move products so Treasure Valley people could enjoy crafting their own garden. Now, more than 50 years later, he’s created a family-owned and operated garden design center specializing in a broad selection of trees and shrubbery. Du-Rite Nursery serves both wholesale and retail customers. Tom’s sons, Tommy and Kevin, and daughter, Debbie, continue the legacy with grandsons Bailey and Tanner. 

Nampa and McCall

Don’t knock that summer job! Franz Witte started this Boise landscaping company in 1971 as a summer job to build and install landscapes. That summer job grew into one of Idaho’s most successful landscape, maintenance, and garden center companies. 50 years later, in 2021, Franz Witte moved to its new location in Nampa, just in time for Mother’s Day weekend. The new garden center is a destination to experience – worth an afternoon to commune with nature and plants and feed your garden habit – and now open year-round!  

Franz Witte, Nampa, ID
Jordan's Garden Center, Boise, ID

Jordan’s Garden Center is a local, family-run business that focuses on locally sourced products. They stock fresh produce daily sourced from local growers. With the addition of their garden center, they are happy to offer a great variety of locally grown trees and shrubs. They always support buying local Idaho plants and produce!

Melad Tree Farm

Melad Tree Farm has been known throughout the Treasure Valley as the go-to for large specimen trees. They are recognized as a large specimen tree grower and transplanter in the Northwest with over 30 years in the business, of planting and transplanting trees for homeowners, landscapers, and commercial customers alike.

Purple Sage Farms

Purple Sage Farms is a family-owned and operated organic farm in Middleton, Idaho. Tim Sommer and Tamara Sloviaczek started the operation in 1988 as part of a plan to return to their childhood farming lives. Pioneers in Idaho Organic Farming, they grow fresh herbs, greens, and specialty produce in greenhouses and raise grass-fed livestock free from hormones or antibiotics

Tim from Purple Sage Farms
Purvis Orchards, Wilder ID

Purvis Orchards grafts, grows, and sells trees of hard-to-find fruit cultivars that will survive and ripen in USDA Zones 2-6, for growers in the northern tier states. Since 1985, Purvis has taught grafting and pruning classes for the general public and also offers consulting for homeowners. Now that the orchard is in its 13th season and coming into full production, Purvis also sells his fruit to the general public. 

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REG 4: Central Idaho

Alpha Nursery & Garden Center

Located at 5,000 feet elevation, about 20 minutes south of McCall, ID in hardy Zone 4, Alpha Garden Center serves Valley County residents. Trust the Alpha Garden Center experts to select plants and trees that perform best given the area’s shorter growing season. You’ll find a lush variety of locally grown perennials and annuals that perform best despite late spring and early fall frosts. Look for Alpha Garden Center at the corner of Alpha Lane and State Highway 55 in Cascade, ID.  


Nestled in a little gully along the foothills of Boise’s North End neighborhood is the iconic Edwards Greenhouse, an independent family-owned gardening sanctuary for over 60 years.

North End Organic Nursery
Garden City

The North End Organic Nursery is a locally owned, sustainable, full-service, and 100% organic garden center, with an onsite plant nursery specializing in edible, native, and water-conserving plants.

North End Organic Nursery, Garden City, Idaho
Old Valley Farm, Eagle Idaho

Old Valley Farm produces high-quality plants at a fair price. Plants are grown in the Treasure Valley and thrive in the Inter-Mountain West climate. Old Valley Farm cultivates an infectious passion for horticulture as they exchange firsthand knowledge and stories of gardening experiences with customers.

Olson’s Greenhouse Gardens

Olson’s Greenhouse is a wholesale grower and distributor of plants throughout the Intermountain West, with growing locations in Utah, Idaho, and Colorado. With five growing locations and over a million square feet of environmentally-controlled greenhouse space, Olson’s Greenhouse supplies more than 400 retail locations throughout the Intermountain West, from Texas to Montana and Nevada to Iowa. Boise, Idaho is a location of one of their growing locations with distribution into Wal-Marts, Home Depot, and more.

Red Chair Lavender

Bill and Wendy moved to Eagle in 1986 and bought a 6-acre parcel northwest of town. The lavender field officially began to grow in 2011 and only continued to expand over the coming years. Their first still “Lavanda” was acquired in in 2014, and they immediately began distilling oil from the fresh lavender. A second still was purchased in 2019 to help with the harvest. Today, Red Chair Lavender offers over one hundred homegrown and handmade products.

Garden Valley

Idaho is known for its vast geothermal resources, tapped for hundreds of years as an environmentally friendly energy source. Warm Springs Greenhouse & Nursery uses their hot springs to efficiently grow their gorgeous flowers for local Idaho retailers who serve consumers. You won’t find this stunning array of bursting color and floral variety at big box stores. Another great reason to patronize Idaho home and garden retailers. Enjoy their beautifully crafted floral potted plants, premium spring baskets and pots, and annuals grown with love and years of experience by this multi-generational family business.   

Warm Springs Greenhouse, Garden Valley, ID
Willow Creek Container Nursery

Willow Creek Container Nursery is a family-owned wholesale grower specializing in landscape plants including trees, ornamental grasses, shrubs, and perennials. They serve commercial clients, landscapers, designers, contractors, retail + wholesale nurseries, and garden centers. Their products are locally acclimated, hearty, and vernalized to thrive at any site.

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REG 5: Southern Idaho

Kraay’s Market & Garden

In 2013, Larry and Sherry Kraay chose a plant-based lifestyle for many personal, as well as global, reasons. In researching growing their own food on a large scale, they came across several sources that talked about turning this idea into a business. Greenhouses were purchased and production began. Within months, demand skyrocketed, and expansion was needed. Another greenhouse was added in November 2015.

Moss Greenhouses, Jerome ID

What started as a hobby in 1952 quickly became a family-owned and operated business now going on four generations. Moss Greenhouses grows nursery plants in over 300,000 sf of covered greenhouses and 3 acres of outside growing areas. The onsite retail store, open March through August, serves their loyal walk-in customers.

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REG 6: Southeastern Idaho

Brady’s Plant Ranch

Regional retail garden center located in the heart of Marsh Valley, ID featuring plants that thrive in Eastern Idaho soils including ornamental plants, trees, shrubs, and vegetable starts. Great gardening classes, too!

Collings Family Farm

Collings Family Farm is a small farm including a goat dairy that produces raw milk products, including milk and cheese sold to the public from our home and at farmers markets. They also grow greenhouses full of vegetables that they sell at a little self-serve farm stand on the highway by their home and at farmers’ markets.

Seagull Bay Blooms
American Falls

Seagull Bay Blooms specializes in local, seasonal blooms and colors that can’t be shipped. The owners both grew up on family potato farms in southern Idaho with a desire to provide a similar lifestyle for their children. Now they can’t wait to share their beautiful blooms with you! 

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REG 7: Eastern Idaho

Sunnyside Gardens Ammon ID

Turn that brown thumb green! Located in E. Idaho (Ammon) since 1987, this family-owned garden center is here to help. Whether you’re a beginning or experienced gardener, Sunnyside Gardens is a premier resource for “how to” tips to help you grow a healthy and rewarding garden. Certified Nursery Professionals are on staff to help you choose the right plants, flowers, shrubs, and trees for your location and soil. Follow their advice and turn that brown thumb green! 

Idaho FAlls

What began as a small operation selling bedding plants, now offers Eastern Idaho’s largest selection of trees, shrubs, mulch, gardening tools, plant pest solutions, Christmas trees, and poinsettias.  John Crooks enrolled in the horticulture program at Rick’s College (now BYU-Idaho) in 1976. Two years later he began managing his father’s nursery. In 1983, he bought the company and expanded the business by building 20,000 sf of greenhouse and an additional 20,000 sf of shade houses.

Town & Country Gardens, Idaho Falls ID

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