Spring into Action and Transform Your Palo, IA Landscape

Make Cedar River Garden Center in Iowa your go-to plant nursery

Whether you need mulch for your flower bed or vegetables for your garden; whether you want to create a beautiful shade oasis or set off your patio with a stunning design concept, we can help. Visit Cedar River Garden Center in Palo for all your foliage needs.

We’ve been the area's garden center of choice for more than three decades and have earned an exceptional reputation in the community for carrying quality products at attractive price points. Support a local small business by shopping at Cedar River Garden Center in Palo today!

The staff at Cedar River Garden Center believes in giving you a huge amount of variety. That’s why we feature such a varied selection of vegetables, plants and other goods. Check out Cedar River Garden Center in Palo, IA for:

• Annual plants
• Vegetables
• Trees
• Shrubs
• Perennial plants
• Pond plants
• Small fruits and fruit trees
• Mulch and bulk rock
• Fieldstone and Flagstone

Enhance your backyard with unusual shrubs, select the perfect flagstone for your dream patio or set your entryway apart with colorful pottery. Whatever your need, you’ll find it at Cedar River Garden Center in Palo. Swing by our plant nursery in Iowa for all the landscaping materials you’ve been searching for.

It’s Not too Soon to Plan for 2017

With the heat of the summer, comes down time in the yard and now is a fantastic time to begin planning and dreaming of new and exciting options to add some extra zest to your yard for the 2017 season. Stop out and walk through our gardens to find the perfect plant to fill your space.

As you enter the driveway, you will see plantings on either side of the drive, labeled for ease of browsing. If you don’t see a tag, come into the garden center and ask a staff member, we’d be happy to help identify. To the north, we have hundreds of annual and perennial flowers for all seasons of interest. We call this our living library. Of course, we do not have everything we carry planted, but we try our best. Why limit yourself to a certain color when you can have them all?

Next, you will notice our nursery, full of trees, shrubs, and evergreens. If you don’t see what you are looking for, ask if we can special order. We would be happy to help you find the best option for your yard. Just beyond our shrubbery we have a phenomenal selection of bulk mulching materials, decorative, and manufactured hardscaping materials.

Once, you have your mulching material selected, head through the overhead doors and take your time looking for a spectacular piece of pottery or a colorful garden stake.

Finally, take some time to read about an eye catching perennial in the nursery. What could be better than shopping alongside the butterflies, Bumble Bees, and Hummingbirds? At certain times of the year, young hatchlings of turtles come scurrying across the concrete looking for the backwaters of the Cedar River. April-May we have three greenhouses filled with hundreds of varieties of veggies, heirlooms included. During the spring rush we also fill 5 greenhouses with annuals to fill any color, sun, or moisture need.

Across the road we have a native wetland and prairie plantings devoted to keeping the pollinators of our Iowa gardens safe.

We strive to provide a relaxed environment with ease of shopping for the do-it-yourself gardener, but we fulfill the quantity needs of our local landscapers. Need a little extra advice? Our employees truly have a passion for gardening and are always happy to help. Let us show you our favorite plant, solution to pest problems, design idea, or you can come and share your favorite gardening memories or tips with us.

We hope to see you soon!!

Cedar River Garden Center

Thank you for your continued business

Thank you for your continued business

When we first started Cedar River Garden Center over 30 years ago, we set out to meet the needs of both professional and home gardeners in the area. We began with one truck and a wheelbarrow and have since grown to over 11 greenhouses, a huge selection of bulk products, trees, shrubs and plants.

We pride ourselves on our knowledge, variety and customer service. We are a full service landscape supply store offering bulk materials and affordable landscaping products for your commercial and residential needs. Step into our shop today and leave with everything you need to turn your yard into an oasis.

As always, we thank you all for the continued support!


    2889 Palo Marsh Rd
    Palo, IA 52324


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    Phone Number : (319) 851-2161

    Mon: 9:00AM - 6:00PM
    Tue: 9:00AM - 6:00PM
    Wed: 9:00AM - 6:00PM
    Thu: 9:00AM - 6:00PM
    Fri: 9:00AM - 6:00PM
    Sat: 9:00AM - 5:00PM
    Sun: 10:00AM - 4:00PM