Holly, Woods & Vines, 8453 Richmond Hwy., Alexandria, 703-799-1607; hollywoodsandvines.com. This 12-year-old shop has plants, trees, shrubs, patio furniture, pottery, concrete statuary, and gifts. A ten-person team offers landscape and design services.
J.H. Burton & Sons & Granddaughter, 8215 Chestnut Grove Rd., Frederick; 301-898-8215 ext. 107. Specializes in large trees such as dogwoods, evergreens, and Bradford pears. Landscape-architecture services.
Johnson’s Florist & Garden Centers, 4200 Wisconsin Ave., NW; 202-244-6100; also in Kensington and Olney; johnsonsflorists.com. Annuals, perennials, statuary, garden art, furniture, and cut flowers.
Lilypons Water Gardens, 6800 Lilypons Rd., Adamstown, Md.; 800-825-5459; lilypons.com. Water-garden products including plants, fish, and pond essentials such as filters, pumps, and lights. Cleaning, installation, and maintenance services.
Merrifield Garden Center, 8132 Lee Hwy., Merrifield, 703-560-6222; 12101 Lee Hwy., Fairfax, 703-968-9600; merrifieldgardencenter.com. Garden center, nursery, and landscape-design/build company carrying everything from flower and vegetable seeds to houseplants and trees.
Nicholls Gardens, 4724 Angus Dr., Gainesville; 703-754-9623; nichollsgardens.com. Thousands of irises along with daylilies, hostas, and peonies. Primarily a mail-order business; it’s best to call and set up an appointment before visiting.
Pine Knot Farms, 681 Rockchurch Rd., Clarksville, Va.; 434-252-1990; pineknotfarms.com. A four-hour drive from DC, this nursery specializes in hellebores and other unusual perennials.
Susanna Farm, 17700 White Ground Rd., Boyds, Md.; 301-972-7513; susannafarmnursery.com. Specializes in unusual evergreens and Japanese maples.
Tri-State Stone, 8200 Seven Locks Rd., Bethesda; 301-365-2100. Source for Carderock stone and other types of flagstone and wall stone.
Furniture and Accessories
Barbeques Galore, 12219–21 Fair Lakes Promenade Dr., Fairfax; 703-278-0024; also in Columbia, Gaithersburg, Springfield, and Sterling; bbqgalore.com. Grills, smokers, accessories, and patio furniture. Web site offers cooking and grilling tips as well as recipes.
Brookstone, Westfield Montgomery mall, 301-469-9610; also in Pentagon City, Gaithersburg, Fairfax, Tysons Corner Center, and Reagan National Airport; brookstone.com. Outdoor furniture, grilling accessories, games, and lighting.
Country Casual, 7601 Rickenbacker Dr., Gaithersburg; 301-926-9195; countrycasual.com. Specializes in teak garden furniture such as Adirondack chairs, porch swings, and dining tables.
Crate & Barrel, 4820 Massachusetts Ave., NW; 202-364-6500; also in Alexandria, Bethesda, McLean, and Clarendon; crateandbarrel.com. Contemporary outdoor furniture, grilling accessories, and kitchen and serving items.
Fogdog Sports, fogdog.com. Sports Web site with outdoor sports equipment including basketball hoops, croquet and bocce sets, and trampolines.
Frontgate, frontgate.com; 800-626-6488. High-end source for outdoor merchandise including a copper fire pit and a backyard theater system.
Go Mama Go!, 1809 14th St., NW; 202-299-0850; gomamago.com. This housewares store with an international flair features picnic items, outdoor dinnerware, fountains, and metal sculptures.
Home Rule, 1807 14th St., NW; 202-797-5544; homerule.com. Hip, colorful outdoor accessories (in summer) and dinnerware are among this housewares store’s merchandise.
Notting Hill Gardens, 815-B King St., Alexandria; 703-518-0215; nottinghillgardens.com. High-end imported garden furniture and accessories from Europe, including urns, containers, tools, and watering cans. Owner Geoff Stone offers landscape-design services.
Offenbacher’s Fireplace, Patio & Christmas, 5500 Randolph Rd., Rockville; 301-881-8565; also in Columbia, Falls Church, Fairfax, Springfield, Sterling, and Fredericksburg; offenbachers.com. Large selection of outdoor furniture in aluminum, wrought iron, wicker, and wood.
Park Place, 5100 Wisconsin Ave., NW; 202-342-6294; parkplacedc.com. High-end outdoor furniture in teak and wicker as well as portable lighting and garden accessories.
Patio.com, 8022 Leesburg Pike, McLean, 703-827-0099; 824 Rockville Pike, Rockville, 301-309-0025; patio.com. Extensive selection of patio furniture and accessories along with outdoor games.
Plow & Hearth, plowhearth.com. Catalog and online store with a large selection of traditional outdoor furniture, some with a country flair.
Pottery Barn, 3077 M St., NW; 202-337-8900; also in Chevy Chase DC, North Bethesda, Clarendon, McLean, Reston, Fair Oaks Mall, and Leesburg; potterybarn.com. Stylish outdoor furniture, accessories, and items for entertaining.
Qi, 722 N. Henry St., Alexandria; 703-838-1600; qihouse.com. Reasonably priced garden ornaments, birdbaths, and fountains, mostly from China. Large selection of glazed ceramic pots and planters.
Restoration Hardware, 1222 Wisconsin Ave., NW; 202-625-2771; also in Alexandria, Tysons Corner Center, Columbia, and Leesburg; restorationhardware.com. Outdoor furniture in wicker, wood, and durable aluminum as well as items for entertaining and other accessories, many with a retro feel.
Smith & Hawken, 1209 31st St., NW, 202-965-2680; 8551 Connecticut Ave., Chevy Chase, 301-215-5960; 6705 Whittier St., McLean, 703-506-0065; smithandhawken.com. Well-made garden accessories such as statuary, fountains, and birdbaths plus furniture and games.
Sport Systems, 10078 Tyler Pl., Ijamsville, Md.; 301-607-4747; sport-systems.com. Installation of high-end backyard game courts, such as half or full basketball courts, tennis courts, and multiuse backboards for tennis, lacrosse, and inline skating.
Spring Valley Patio, 4300 Fordham Rd., NW; 202-966-9088; springvalleypatio.com. Outdoor furniture in teak, wrought iron, wicker, and aluminum; also hammocks and swings.
Sur la Table, 5211 Wisconsin Ave., NW; 202-237-0375; Tysons Galleria, 703-749-1125; 1101 S. Joyce St., Arlington, 703-414-3580; surlatable.com. Kitchen and party items, ice buckets, and coolers.
Urban Essentials, 1330 U St., NW; 202-299-0640. Contemporary, transitional, and outdoor furniture and accessories.
West Elm, 1020 G St., NW, 202-347-8929; Tysons Corner Center, 571-633-0227; westelm.com. A small selection of contemporary outdoor furniture, including dining tables, sofas, lounges, and umbrellas.
Williams-Sonoma, 5300 Wisconsin Ave., NW, 202-237-1602; also in North Bethesda, Pentagon City, Clarendon, Alexandria, Tysons Corner Center, Tysons Galleria, Reston, and Fairfax; williams-sonoma.com. High-end grills, accessories, dinnerware, and outdoor furniture.