We miss you! (Update)



Like many, we (Ruth, John and family) are feeling the positive and negative effects of quarantine and a looming pandemic. Naturally, we thrive on community and people so we are anxiously awaiting the time we can completely reopen again.

Nevertheless, we are open Tuesday through Friday from 10am to 4pm, and Saturdays from 10am to 3pm. We are closed Sundays and most Mondays.

As Michigan transitions from spring to summer, we invite you to come explore our outside gardens and buildings (with a mask, of course). We will all keep a safe, healthy distance and continue implementing more safety and sanitization measures moving forward.

Thank you all for your continued support.

- Carlton Gardens family

Happy New Year!



What an amazing year it's been!

Here at the Gardens we are reminded every day of nature's beauty and the genuine curiosity of people coming in to explore our small, family business. We truly appreciate your support for the past 23 years and look forward to what this new decade brings not only our family, but our business and the West Michigan community!

From January through March, owners Ruth and John tend to travel for about a week to 10 days each month, so please call ahead if you are visiting from out of town. Most of the time the store will be covered by Carlton or Kayla, but please call ahead to make sure. We would hate for you to miss us.

From all of us, happy new year. Let's make 2020 something special. 

Fall is here!

Fall is in full effect here at the gardens!
















From spooky flags and funky witches to guard the front yard, to decorative metal flowers and unique candles and other gifts - we have all things FALL for you here at the shop.











Come on in! Check us out.


This is what you see as you enter our main store---after you've visited more that a dozen shops out back, passing the waterfall and gardens filled with yard art.

As you move along you are on our inside deck that extends the full length of the building, hang a right, go up the ramp, straight ahead is our 3-season garden room, to the right is the interior shop--lots of clothes, shoes, purses, jewelry.