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.

Hello and Welcome!

We appreciate you taking the time to visit our garden center website.  At Cedar River Garden Center we believe in being service oriented.  When you stop in we aim to create an environment that is welcoming, easy to shop, and fun.

Let the staff at Cedar River Garden Center take the stress of the unknown off your shoulders.  We are a knowledge based company that loves to learn and pass on our passion to customers.  When you have a true passion for what you do, work never feels like work.  We appreciate the benefits of being outdoors, being surrounded by beautiful plants, and even the hard work.  We enjoy bringing happiness in the form of living plants to all who stop by. 

We welcome customers to walk around the property. We have display beds for all sun requirements. Please to take a few minutes to walk around the property and see our vast selection of plant material growing in our living libraries.  Each year, we plant a little more so we can continue our education with our own successes and failures on our property.  

With over 11, 000 square feet devoted to perennials, we think you will be able to find at least one plant your yard is begging for.  If you prefer containerized annuals, don’t worry, we have five greenhouses that will take your breath away starting in late April.  Looking for low-maintenance trees and shrubs?  You guessed it, we have that too!  Of course, the lowest maintenance of all are the incredible gift items we carry.  No watering or weeding necessary. Our annual, perennial, and nursery department heads are happy to place special orders, personalized to your tastes and needs. 

In 2017, our vegetable staff grew over 40,000 plants from seed.  They meticulously transplanted and gave great care to each plant. If you prefer to grown your own, stop by our “Bulk Seed” area in the garden center and weigh out what you need for your personal garden. 

Need some design/installation help?  Bring pictures and measurements in, or stop in with your address.  We have a fantastic designers waiting to help.  If it is the installation you struggle with, let our crew complete the job for you.  They work hard to get the job completed correct the first time so you can enjoy your landscaping for years to come.  We are a full-service garden center with all items needed for contractors and homeowners alike to complete their projects.  From bulk soil, compost, mulch, and rock to flagstone, edging, and field stone we are your one stop shop.

Trade show season has wrapped up for us, and we are looking forward to next season. We have some big changes in store and look forward to sharing them with you in 2018. 


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!

  • CEDAR RIVER GARDEN CENTER

    2889 Palo Marsh Rd
    Palo, IA 52324

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    Phone Number : (319) 851-2161

    Hours
    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-5:00PM