Effinger Garden Center


Meet our Staff

Rick and trudy

These are the hard working folks we couldn’t do without!

Butterfly Gardening

Butterfly on fringe tree

Attract butterflies and hummingbirds to your garden with these easy tips

Current Specials


Good deals on annuals, perennials,
herbs and more

Loyalty Card

Loyalty Club

Join our loyalty club and get 2% off every single purchase and other perks.

Cool New Shrubs

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Updated versions of some popular old-fashion favorites.


Gift Cards
Gift Cards

Gift cards are available in the store, on-line or over the phone and can be mailed anywhere.

What’s New?

Spring has sprung! The greenhouses are bulging at the seems with herbs, clematis, roses, ground covers, vegetable plants, fairy garden and miniature plants, bonsai, cacti and succulents.

Honeycrisp apple, Elberta peach, Stella and Northstar cherry trees are here. Raspberries, blueberries, blackberries and the popular sweet candy onions are ready. A full selection culinary of herbs including basil, coriander, rosemary, chives, parsley, thyme, oregano and lemon grass is ready to plant. Aromatic herbs like chamomile, patchouli, eucalyptus, lavender, lemon verbena and scented geraniums are here. Treat your cat to some catnip!
We’ve a huge selection of reblooming shrubs like azaleas, rhododendron, lilac, weigela, hydrangea and dwarf butterfly bush. Native plants like butterfly weed, spicebush, pecan, serviceberry, fringe tree and the mighty oak are ready. Planting native varieties benefits songbirds, bees, butterflies and all the other pollinators that are responsible for so much of our produce. Check this out!
Call or e-mail us if you’re looking for a particular plant or new variety. We work hard at having the good new stuff, but only if it’s right for our hardiness zone. We here at Effingers pride ourselves on exceptional customer service and quality plant material at affordable, competitive prices.


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Areas We Support Locally In Illinois

Grown Locally In St. Louis, MO AreaWe love our local customers and we want to be your one stop shop. We offer everything you can think of from flowers to shrubs, trees, soil or anything else garden based that makes your home more vibrant. We are also here to help you make your ideas come true, you can bring us your sketches and we will supply everything you need to complete your project. Let us help you live in a greener, more beautiful world. Belleville, Breese, Cahokia, Caseyville, Collinsville, Columbia, Edwardsville, Fairview Heights, Floraville, Freeburg, Glen Carbon, Granite City, Highland, Lebanon, Madison, Maryville, Mascoutah, Millstadt, New Athens, New Baden, O’Fallon, Pinckneyville, Pontoon Beach, Red Bud, Shiloh, Sparta, Smithton, Troy, Waterloo.

What Do We Offer?

We offer a wide variety of flowers, ornamental trees and shrubs, herbs, ground covers, clematis, roses, gardening supplies and pretty much anything else you can think of to make your home the most beautiful on the block. We are the premier plants nursery in the area. We carry a large selection of Burpee© vegetables including tomatoes and peppers. Are you looking for the perfect gift for a loved one or friend? Our garden center houses outdoor and indoor house plants & flowers, we now even offer bonsai trees for sale. Effinger Garden Center is an independent local grower. Rick and Trudy Effinger and their staff are involved residents of the Belleville community. We offer excellent customer service, an experienced knowledgeable staff and affordable, fair prices.

Effinger Garden Center should not be confused with other local stores and nurseries. We are a local plant nursery serving the metro east for 35 years.  Effinger prides itself on only purchasing from local growers to help give back locally. Not only do our gardening flowers, shrubs, plants, landscaping trees, and house plants come from local growers, we actually grow most of the plants ourselves. Come on it, we’ll help you with all your gardening needs.

What Are People Saying On Angie’s List?

Your opinion matters, so does everyone's. See what others say on Angie's List.What are other people saying about Effinger Garden Center? With Angie’s List, our customers are freely able to say what they feel about our products and services. We encourage everyone to give us their honest feedback especially if there is any type of issue or questions we are here to help you in every way possible. Please feel free to take a few seconds and read what customers on Angie’s List have to say by clicking on the logo to the right.

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