Southwood has delighted gardeners for 36 years
Come spring, the 5-acre facility becomes a destination, as Tulsans flock to Southwood Landscape and Garden Center for their seasonal planting needs.
In its 36 years, Southwood Landscape and Garden Center has evolved from a local nursery to a gardening, lifestyle, learning and design mega center.
Come spring, the 5-acre facility becomes a destination, as Tulsans flock to Southwood for their seasonal planting needs.
“We grow so much of what we sell, and we’re so proud of that,” says Marketing Manager Paul James. Southwood’s greenhouses, which are less than 2 miles from the garden center, allow for products that are acclimated to Tulsa’s climate. Although Tulsans can find tried-and-true varieties at Southwood, the company also introduces 20 percent new cultivars each year, whether that’s in color, size or spread.
Spring is one of the busiest times at the garden center, so expect to find lots of shoppers, as well as live music every Sunday during the season. And, don’t leave the kids at home; Southwood’s tricycles provide plenty of entertainment for the younger crowd.
Along with plants, Southwood has grown its inventory to include household and seasonal decor, as well as outdoor living necessities. “We’ve evolved to accommodate a wide array of customers,” James says.
Onsite classes are held throughout the year, led primarily by James and other expert staff. Workshop themes range from pruning to container gardening to edible herbs to lawn care. Classes often fill up fast, so James recommends registering online.
Throughout the year, Southwood also hosts annual events, like the Quilt and Fiber Arts Show each January and Plant a Row for the Hungry in March, where within a six-hour window, Southwood gives away 15,000 tomato plants in exchange for non-perishable food items it then donates to the Community Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma.
James says Southwood and its owners — Joe, Ginny and Margaret Schulte and Brenda Schulte Baird — believe in giving back to the community that has sustained their second-generation local business.
Southwood Garden Center
9025 S. Lewis Ave. | 918-299-9409
9 a.m.-7 p.m., Monday-Saturday; 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sunday