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

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We are a St. Louis Missouri plant nursery specializing in perennials, shrubs, annuals, Missouri native plants, along with all the best in gardening.

For the safety of our staff and our beloved community the nursery is currently closed for in-house sales. We do offer curbside pickup ($25 minimum). You may place your order here for plants and garden products, along with your preferred pickup date and time. Pickup is available Tue-Sat. We do not ship plants. Read about curbside pickup here >>>


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Free Garden Consultations, Landscape Design, Installation and Delivery. If you need design help we offer free garden consultations over the phone. We also offer at home consultations for a fee. Installation and delivery is also available. Please email us with your name and phone number at [email protected]


Abby Lapides Sugar Creek GardensFrom all of us at Sugar Creek: We wish you a happy and healthy gardening season and hope to see you in the future.


Abby Lapides


Welcome to the 2020 Gardening Season

Greetings. While working in my garden I was struck by the indescribable magic some plants possess. These plants enchant our flower beds, turning ordinary gardens into awe-inspiring sanctuaries. I’m excited to share a few of these magnificent wonders with you. Read on to see a few of these beauties.


Gardening Friends, you may notice a few changes here at Sugar Creek. In our commitment to be good stewards to the Earth we are working on ways to promote a healthy environment. Certain pesticides have proven to be extremely harmful, disrupting the all important food chain. While we’ve always limited our use of insecticides in the nursery, we’ve gone a step further–we’ve made a commitment through the Missouri Prairie Foundation’s Grow Native program not to sell or use these products. So no big guns here, but you’ll find other alternatives to combat pests, please ask.

Abby Lapides Sugar Creek Gardens


To help ease the single use plastic problem we’ve changed our trunk liners from plastic to paper. They’ll keep your trunk clean, and can be recycled or composted. Either place in your recycle or compost bin, or even better, you can use them as an organic weed barrier and soil builder. Just place where you don’t want weeds and top with a bit of mulch or compost. They will naturally break down, enriching your soil. We’d be thrilled to hear what you think about these.


For those of you just meeting us, we are a St. Louis plant nursery. Over the years we have received multiple recognitions, including being voted the Best Garden Center in St. Louis and being named one of St. Louis Top Garden Centers. We specialize in the best perennials, shrubs, annuals and Missouri native plants for St. Louis. But we adore all plants, and carry as many varieties as can fit in the nursery. Explore this website to learn more about these wonderful plants and how to care for them.


I wish you a bountiful and joyful gardening season!

Abby Lapides



2020 Native Plant Of The Year Slender Mountain Mint

Native Plant of the Year 2020 Slender Mountain Mint

A Pollinator Powerhouse

A profuse blooming Missouri native perennial, Slender Mountain Mint, Pycnanthemum tenuifolium, explodes with multitudes of white flower clusters in mid to late summer and early fall. Its 2-3′ stems are covered with extremely narrow, almost needle-like leaves. A strong mint-like scent perfumes the air when any part of the plant is crushed. Makes a wonderful, fragrant cut flower. Attractive to butterflies, bees, birds and other pollinators. For a natural mosquito repellent, rub the leaves on your skin. Easy to grow in sunny locations.


Callirhoe invoculata wincups native plant of the year



Missouri Native Plants

Missouri Native Plants




Missouri Native Plants

The Missouri native gardening trend continues to gain steam as gardeners discover Missouri native plants many benefits. Adapted to Missouri’s particular and unique climate, Missouri wildflowers easily create luscious gardens overflowing with blossoms. Missouri native plants are tolerant of rapid weather changes, cold snaps, heat waves, drought, and whatever else Mother Nature throws at us.

See Missouri native plants here >>>






Welcome to the 2019 Holiday Season


Abby Lapides Sugar Creek GardensWELCOME to the holiday season. For you we’ve been busy gathering the best plants, decorations and gifts, and now have fresh, beautiful plants and delights available. As the season progresses we’ll be adding even more. You’ll find a beautiful selection of evergreen shrubs, holiday decorations, houseplants, Amaryllis, Christmas Cactus, Italian pottery, along with fun and useful gardening aids and gifts.


Want to create holiday containers in minutes, easy as can be with our fresh cut evergreen bundles, a drop-in assortment of fresh cut greens, bundled together into a convenient arrangement that you simply pop into your favorite urn or container. See fresh cut evergreen bundles here >>>


For a wealth of holiday decorating ideas using natural elements attend one of our free classes >>>. Our popular Wendy Conroy will be hosting these sessions. Meet Wendy here >>>


Happy gardening and happy holidays!

Abby Lapides