For the safety of our staff and our beloved community the nursery is temporarily closed to in-house sales. We are accepting orders for curbside pickup.

Welcome to the 2019 Gardening Season

WELCOME to an exciting gardening season, filled with endless possibilities. The benefits from gardening go far beyond a pretty yard. Creating a welcoming environment for local wildlife has become vitally important for many gardeners. Did you know gardening also promotes good health and well-being for ourselves–in fact, many centenarians share the same hobby–gardening. And of course, even a simple garden is one of life’s greatest joys.


For those of you just meeting us, we are a St. Louis plant nursery and garden center specializing in perennials, shrubs, annuals and native plants, but adore all plants, and carry as many varieties as we can fit in the nursery. In 2018 we traveled quite a bit searching for the newest and best in plants. We visited many trial and display gardens located at botanical gardens, nurseries, and universities throughout the country. We found wonderful treasures we know you’ll love, read on to see a sampling of the delights. 


We wish you a bountiful and joyful gardening season!

Abby Lapides



Welcome to a new gardening season

Welcome Gardeners,

Here at our St. Louis plant nursery and garden center the discerning gardener finds exceptional plants, unmatched service, and the largest selection of perennials anywhere. At Sugar Creek Gardens you’ll find quality and expertise that’s as rare and unusual as some of our 2,000 + varieties. You’ll also find exceptional shrubs, roses, annuals, herbs, vegetables, houseplants and more. Over the years we have received multiple recognitions as an excellent nursery and garden center, including being voted the #1 Best Garden Center in St. Louis and being named one of the St. Louis area’s Top Plant Nurseries.

We hope you enjoy this website, and find it useful. Happy gardening.

Abby Lapides, Owner, Sugar Creek Gardens


2018 Spring Sneak Peak

2018 Spring Sneak Peak

It may be cold outside, but there’s nothing that gets us more excited for warm weather than the thought of new possibilities for the garden. 2018 brings you a dazzling collection of plants that will grab your imagination and won’t let go. Here’s a few of the marvels.

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  • Growing Amaryllis

    Growing Amaryllis for Holiday Displays

    DAZZLING DISPLAYS of gargantuan flowers are a snap with the foolproof Amaryllis. Easy to grow, Amaryllis bulbs should be planted in late fall for holiday flower displays which can last 7 weeks or even longer. Learn how easy it can be with our Growing Amaryllis Guide, go now.

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  • Redeem Your Pansy Dollars September 22-28

    Redeem Your Pansy Dollars September 22-28

    One Week Only! Use Your Pansy Dollars for Exceptional Merchandise

    You’ve held onto to your Pansy Dollars all summer, now is the time to turn them in. See below for a sampling of all the goodies waiting for you.

    We’ve loaded the nursery up with gorgeous Perennials, Clematis, Vines, Ferns, Hydrangeas, Shrubs, Ornamental Grasses, Mums and Asters, Bulbs, Winter Hardy Pansies, Fairy Garden Accessories, Garden Ornaments, Pots, Garden Gifts, Wreaths, Tools, Trellises, Halloween and Christmas Decorations, Fertilizers, Mulch, Compost, Potting Soil, Animal Repellents, and more.

    Pansy $ may be used for all Merchandise. Each Pansy $ must be matched with one U.S. $. Pansy $$$ are earned all year, $1 Pansy Dollar is given for every $10 purchased.

    Your chance to  buy wholesale!