All of your Outdoor Fun culminates at Downtown Home & Garden located at 210 S. Ashley St. in Ann Arbor, the old Hertzler’s Hardware building as many of us recall. But the history goes back more than 100 years and is, as owner Mark Hodesh says, one of the oldest retail businesses in Ann Arbor. Read about the History of Downtown Home and Garden.
Are you shopping for durable quality indoor – outdoor patio furniture that will last for years? Are you interested in plants and garden starts? Don’t forget our Feathered Friends, even the Chickens, because the store carries all types and varieties of bird seed. Step back in time and enjoy a stroll through this Historic building and while you are at it purchase a loaf of Zingerman’s Bread and a cup of locally roasted coffee from Coffee Express. Check out the new Greenhouse and take a look around. Gather up ideas for your summer gardening & entertaining.
They have all the gardening tools you would ever want even the Radius Garden Hand Tools ergonomically designed right here in Ann Arbor. You might think you have every single gardening tool invented but do you have a Hori-Hori Knife used for digging and prying apart plant clusters or those nasty weeds in your yard and garden.
Organic Gardening – Exactly what we think of when trying to keep our lives healthy – Let the knowledgeable employees help you understand how to have an organic garden, how to use organic fertilizers, and even how to control pests safely all year round using organic products.
“What’s Happening in 2012” – Downtown Home and Garden is always scheduling upcoming events at the store – so, call and sign up for classes such as: How to Grow a Strawberry; Big Green Egg Cookout with Matt Banks; The Perfect Egg with Mark Hodesh; and/or Mark’s Carts Cook-Off. Check the website because they add new events all the time.
One of my favorite sections at Downtown Home & Garden is the Kitchenwares Center. I love to make jams for gifts and they stock a variety of Weck Jars, in beautiful shapes and sizes. Last year they even had a Jam Tasting Contest.
You don’t have to get out of your car at Downtown Home & Garden, just use the Drive-In Door. Now that’s service. Buy a Holiday Gift for Dad this year at Downtown Home & Garden. If you know of anyone new to the area, take them to Downtown Home & Garden on the corner of Ashley and Liberty, in downtown Ann Arbor.