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Comments () | Published May 1, 2008

Holly, Woods & Vines, 8453 Richmond Hwy., Alexandria, 703-799-1607; 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; Annuals, perennials, statuary, garden art, furniture, and cut flowers.

Lilypons Water Gardens, 6800 Lilypons Rd., Adamstown, Md.; 800-825-5459; 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; 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; 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; 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; 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; 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; Outdoor furniture, grilling accessories, games, and lighting.

Country Casual, 7601 Rickenbacker Dr., Gaithersburg; 301-926-9195; 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; Contemporary outdoor furniture, grilling accessories, and kitchen and serving items.

Fogdog Sports, Sports Web site with outdoor sports equipment including basketball hoops, croquet and bocce sets, and trampolines.

Frontgate,; 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; 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; 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; 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; Large selection of outdoor furniture in aluminum, wrought iron, wicker, and wood.

Park Place, 5100 Wisconsin Ave., NW; 202-342-6294; High-end outdoor furniture in teak and wicker as well as portable lighting and garden accessories., 8022 Leesburg Pike, McLean, 703-827-0099; 824 Rockville Pike, Rockville, 301-309-0025; Extensive selection of patio furniture and accessories along with outdoor games.

Plow & Hearth, 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; Stylish outdoor furniture, accessories, and items for entertaining.

Qi, 722 N. Henry St., Alexandria; 703-838-1600; 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; 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; Well-made garden accessories such as statuary, fountains, and birdbaths plus furniture and games.

Sport Systems, 10078 Tyler Pl., Ijamsville, Md.; 301-607-4747; 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; 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; 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; 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; High-end grills, accessories, dinnerware, and outdoor furniture.


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