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Spring & Summer Hours

Mon-Fri 8:30-5:30
Sat 8:00-5:00
Sun 9:00-5:00

Closed Easter Sunday
April 5th


Patio Shop

At Scarborough Gardens Patio Shop we have a broad range of products and prices designed to meet your needs. We have the best selection of styles in patio furniture, umbrellas, outdoor heaters, fireplaces, and other patio furnishings. Visit the Patio Shop.


Gift Shop Hidden Treasures Gift Shop

Hidden Treasures Gift Shop is a full-service gift store—that focuses on outdoor and indoor living. We have a wonderful selection of gifts that includes jewelry, kitchenware, small kitchen appliances, cards and artwork. Shipping, delivery and complimentary gift-wrapping is also available. Visit the Gift Shop.

Welcome to Scarborough Gardens

At Scarborough Gardens you’ll find three complete stores, all in one place! If you are looking for the right plant for your garden or the perfect gift for your friend you’ll find it here.

Garden Guide for April 2015

Do You Have Spring Fever?

This month get ready for spring and summer planting by prepping your soil, monitoring your garden’s temperature and protecting existing plants. We’ll show you how in our April Gardening Tips below. Here’s another great tip: think about adding a stunning Clematis to your garden this spring. This Queen of the Vine will add color, variety and drama to your garden. Finally, be sure you have a special place in your garden to sit down and sip a cool drink. It’s easy to do by upgrading your patio furniture. We have adult and kid-sized patio furniture that will put a smile on your face.

Clematis - Queen of the Vines

Monrovia Clemtais Starry NightsThis is one of our favorite vines for a partially shaded area.  The dramatic flowers are show stoppers. Selections include an array of colors and varying bloom times. Monrovia has introduced Vancouver, a new dwarf selection that grows six to ten feet tall. These are well suited for containers or growing up trellises and arbors. All Clematis prefer to have their roots in cool, moist soil. It is easy to achieve this by planting in Gardner & Bloome Acid Rich Planting Mix and placing a thick mulch over their roots such as Gardner and Bloome Soil Building Compost. We also suggest adding Gardner & Bloome Starter Fertilizer to help get the new plant off to a healthy start.

My co-worker, Lindi N. told me of an old saying that describes their first years of establishment very accurately…

“The first year they sleep; the second year they creep; and the third year they LEAP!”

Don’t miss out on this beautiful vine because once it is established it will bring years or enjoyment!

Patio Furniture- For You and the Kids too!!

Ace Animal Chairs

Ace Kids Picnic TableWe have been experiencing some gorgeous weather this year, giving us all the more reason to be outside. In past years, we have brought in some value priced furniture from our Ace Hardware Warehouse. This year we have increased our inventory significantly, including a nice selection for children. For the kids, we carry individual frog, bee and monkey Animal Character Canvas Chairs. We also carry a very popular Kids’ Picnic Table that includes a Striped Umbrella. We recently had a preschool come by and order six of these kids’ picnic tables because they are perfect for a wide range of ages. At Scarborough we receive orders from the warehouse weekly which enables us to fill special orders for you or your little ones quickly! Come check out our in-stock inventory or visit us online to see what’s available.

Save time…we assemble all items for FREE!

YES!! Delivery to your home or business is available Monday through Thursday!!

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Garden Checklist for April


Get your garden beds ready for spring and summer flowers and vegetables:

  1. Select a sunny area that has a minimum of six hours of sun.

  2. Test your soil with a simple soil test kit to find the pH and nutrient levels of your soil.

  3. Pull weeds.

  4. Double dig your soil and incorporate Gardner and Bloome Harvest Supreme or Planting Mix and Gardner & Bloome Fertilizers.

  5. Set-up a Raindrip Irrigation System.

  6. Make a shopping list of varieties of plants (particularly tomatoes) that are known to perform best in your area. Let us give you some ideas!


When night time temperatures stay consistently at or above 50 degrees, plant warm season flowers and vegetables outside from seed or from plant starts. Corn, beans, radishes, carrots and all other root crops are best sown from seed directly into the ground. It is educational and useful to use a Minimum-Maximum Thermometer at your home to monitor the night-time low temperatures in your own garden versus the weather reports for your general area. You may be surprised to discover that you are in a warm pocket or micro-climate allowing you to get an earlier start on your summer garden.


Protect roses and tomatoes from diseases such as Powdery Mildew, Rust, Leaf Spots and Blight by using organic Serenade Disease Control (OMRI). For additional tips, print out our Recipe for Success on Rose Care. You can also use it as a shopping list when visiting the nursery.


Check your irrigation system; especially drip systems, to be sure all parts are working properly.


For every inch of compost, you save 10% water!!! Apply a two to three inch layer of Gardner & Bloome Soil Building Compost around newly planted plants to help conserve water and reduce weeds. Keep mulch four to six inches away from the base of plant. One three cu.ft. bag covers 18 square feet at two inches deep.


Bait for Slugs. Apply non-toxic Sluggo Snail and Slug Control. Re-apply at two week intervals for a total of three applications to help break their life cycle and to give you better control of these pests through the growing season. This eco-friendly product is safe to use around pets, wildlife and people.


Fertilize shrubs, trees, lawns, groundcover if you have not already done so this spring. Use Gardner & Bloome All Purpose Fertilizers.

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