Readers' Choice

2016 Best Garden Center/Nursery: Beaver Bark Gift & Garden Center

Beaver Bark Garden Center is a local treasure, having won Garden Center of the Year in 2010 and continuing their tradition of excellence. The local, family-owned gift and garden center provides customers with a visually stunning experience – with its spectacular hanging flower baskets, as well as comprehensive inventory of plants and garden products in over 10,000 square feet of store space. Renae Bobbett, co-owner and founder, works with her highly knowledgeable and talented team of nearly 40 people to continually improve the aesthetics of the store layout. Bobbett calls this a “labor of love.” 

Located along I-82 in Richland, Beaver Bark is open year-round. Stop by in October and you might be haunted by their selection of Halloween décor for the home and garden. Families can come during the holiday season to pick out a tree, and get warm by an outdoor bonfire while children stay entertained with the live reindeer. Bunnies and chicks seem to come alive all over in the spring, and children are particularly interested in the “Fairy Garden” section of the store. 

The Beaver Bark family grows much of its own plant products and works together to create an ever-evolving beautiful gift and garden store. It is evident to customers in touring the Water Garden Department, including the Koi pond, that Beaver Bark just keeps getting better.

 “Future plans are in the works, and ground will be broken this spring for an on-site warehouse for inventory efficiencies,” Bobbett said.

Beaver Bark is open Monday through Saturday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. and on Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

1. Beaver Bark Gift & Garden Center

607 Aaron Drive, Richland, 509-946-1000

2. Mac’s Garden Center

6711 W. Court St., Pasco, 509-547-8109

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3. Job’s Nursery

4072 Columbia River Rd., Pasco, 509-547-4843