3238 E 800TH AVE
ALTAMONT IL   62411
618-483-5798

ALWERDT'S GARDENS

"A DESTINATION GARDEN CENTER"

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About Us

"Plants For Every Garden and Landscape Need"

We are a unique Destination Garden Center located in a beautiful, rural setting on 38 acres, just south of Altamont, Illinois.

We established our gardens in 1988 and have evolved into one of the largest suppliers of new and unique plant material available for Midwestern gardening enthusiasts. Our sales area is over 5 acres and easily accessible to shop for all your gardening and landscape needs.

Our garden center carries over 1,500 different varieties of the best perennials, trees, and shrubs. We grow to finish all of our plant material (exception - trees and shrubs) to provide the best care throughout various stages of growth until maturity. As a "Certified Proven Winner Garden Center", we have the best in annuals, perennials, and shrubs the brand has to offer. We carry a variety of annuals in spring as well as design and grow our own fantastic hanging baskets. If you're needing water garden supplies, we have that covered from chemicals to fish food and a great selection of water plants. We offer many choices of rock, pottery, iron, glass, and canvas to help you create outdoor living spaces as well as enhance your landscape. We can help you solve your most common garden problems from dealing with pests to amending your soil. For those with a busy schedule, we have landscape design and installation services, including spring and fall clean-ups. Let us do the work for you!

The main attraction is our display gardens. Over 5 acres of perennial beds, trees and shrubs, vine arbors, shade gardens, rock gardens, ornamental grasses, and a water garden will inspire you to create your own ideal landscape. Our gardens are filled with the same plant material that we offer our customers and it changes often with the addition of new plants, garden art, and designs. Our gardens are true test gardens, we do not irrigate, so all of our plant material must be tough and able to survive anything Mother Nature throws at us.

We have an experienced, knowledgeable, courteous and helpful staff. Our team is always ready to help you with your decisions and can assist you while shopping. We truly are "a place to learn", and we focus on educating the customer. Our talented landscape team is very professional and reliable.

There is so much to see here and our gardens are always changing with the seasons, so please feel free to visit us many times to develop ideas. We are very easy to find: located 1 mile south of Interstate 70, Exit 82 at Altamont, and then one-eighth of a mile east on E. 800th Avenue.