Effinger Garden Center

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Meet our Staff

Christmas Rick-Trudy

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

Current Specials

Blue princess Holly

It’s is a swell time to plant trees, hollies and evergreens. Save 10% on trees all month.

Deck Your Halls!


Poinsettias, Christmas Cactus, Bonsai, Fresh Greens, Wreaths, Roping and more.

Loyalty Card

Loyalty Club

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

Rick’s Bargain Barn

Bargain Barn

Lots of good ‘meat and potato plants’ that will work in the landscape

Gift Cards

Gift Cards
Gift cards are available in the store, on-line or over the phone.

What’s New?

Birch Christmas Greens

Just when we can’t believe it’s already Thanksgiving, it’s time for Christmas! Effingers can help you decorate your home with traditional greens, Christmas trees and flowers.

Let us help you decorate your front porch, entryway or patio with bundles of fresh greens or pots of live evergreens festooned with festive berries and bows. We have a variety of freshly cut evergreen boughs, holly sprigs and decorative sprays. Pick out your own decorations or leave it to our experts.

Live and cut Christmas trees, pine roping and fresh green wreaths for your door will fill your home with fragrance and natural beauty. Seasonal flowers including blooming amaryllis, Christmas cactus, poinsettias and herbs like rosemary, lavender and thyme invoke the holiday season.

We have the traditional cut Christmas trees of balsam and Fraser fir but we also have living blue spruce, Alberta spruce and arborvitae that can be brought in for a week of so and then planted in your yard. Start a new tradition with your family and plant a live Christmas tree!

If you are honoring loved ones that have passed, we have a wide selection of tasteful decorations for the graveside. Our custom made grave blankets are always popular. But we also have grave pillows, bundles of fresh greens with ribbon and live wreaths that can be decorated to your liking.

Let us help you make this the best and easiest Christmas ever. Just drop in or call us with your order.


We are now offering a great selection of highly sought after FoxFarm (Fox Farm) fertilizers. Their specially formulated line of soils promotes massive growth in your plants, flowers, vegetables or whatever else you want to see thrive.

Call or e-mail us if you’re looking for a particular plant or new variety. We strive to carry all the good new stuff, but only if it works in our climate.

Here at Effingers we pride ourselves on exceptional customer service and quality plant material at affordable, competitive prices. Call or come in and visit!

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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 40 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.

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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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