2022 Thanksgiving Hours

Can you be-LEAF Thanksgiving is this week?! This planting season has provided much to be thankful for, and we are looking forward to some well deserved time off!

This week will be a short, holiday week, so please plan(t) your projects accordingly! 🌱🙃

We will be open regular hours, 7:30AM-5PM, for Monday and Tuesday(11/21 $11/22). We will be CLOSING EARLY ON WEDNESDAY 11/23 at 12 noon, CLOSED THANKSGIVING DAY 11/24, and CLOSED FRIDAY 11/25.

We will reopen with regular hours Monday 11/28, 7:30AM-5PM.

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Crazy Crape Myrtle SALE!!!

Dynamite Crape Myrtle

Can you believe we are halfway through September already?? The Autumn Equinox will begin next week (the 22nd) and then the Fall planting Season will officially be upon us!

In celebration of our favorite time to plant, we are having a CRAZY CRAPE MYRTLE SALE!

$16.00 per foot for an order of 10 or more Crape Myrtles (B&B), and $14.00 per foot for an order of 25 or more!! Mix up your cultivar and sizes or get all the same, it’s up to you!!

We grow all your favorite varieties: Natchez, Muskogee, Tuskegee, Sioux, Powhatan, Pink Velour, Tuscarora, and Dynamite!! Sizes available are from 4’ – 14’!!

Sale applies to all pre-dug and in ground, ball and burlap Crape Myrtles. Dig fee NOT applied to discounted Crape Myrtles.

Minimum purchase amount IS required to receive SALE PRICE.

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Closing at 12PM Friday Sept. 30, 2022!!!

We are CLOSING EARLY Friday Sept. 30, 2022 at 12PM due to Hurricane Ian!
We will reopen again on Monday at 7:30AM sharp! We hope everyone stays dry and safe during the storm.

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Sod Restock SALE!!

It just wouldn’t be Autumn without restocking pallets of puffy primed SOD!

Why use sod?? Sod provides instant results, although not ready for normal lawn traffic, it instantly gives the look of a finished lawn.

Along with immediate appearance comes immediate soil erosion control! On slopes or areas with erosion problems, sod works as a blanket to help hold soil in place from the start.

Sod also contains few or no weeds. It outcompetes weed seeds that try to move in early on.

Lastly, rooting time is QUICK! Sod can take just two to three weeks to root well and become established. Once these roots are established, your lawn is ready for normal lawn traffic, including entertaining, play and pets. However, it is best to wait at least 4 weeks before your first mow.

Available while supplies last! $5.50 per yd for Contractors

$6.50 per yd for Retail

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Closing Early For Labor Day Weekend!

In recognition of Labor Day, we are taking a little break before the FALL season starts full throttle!

This Friday, Sept. 2 we will be open at 7:30AM but will be CLOSING EARLY AT 12. We will remain closed throughout the weekend and CLOSED ON MONDAY SEPT 5.

We will reopen on Tuesday Sept 6, at 7:30AM with our NEW CLOSING TIME OF 5:00PM!

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Watkins Nurseries Donates Plants for 11th Annual Honey Bee Festival!!

Have you heard the buzz??? Watkins Nurseries has donated bee friendly plants to Rockwood Park Backyard Beekeepers Association (RPBBA) to help them celebrate the 11th Annual Honey Bee Festival!

The European honey bee was first brought to the America’s right here in Jamestown, Virginia in 1622! After being brought to our East Coast it took 231 years before the honey bee reached our West Coast; helping to pollinate our beautiful country from sea to shining sea!

Join the Rockwood Park Backyard Beekeepers Association as they celebrate the 400th anniversary of the honey bee coming to America! The event is being hosted at Rockwood Park in North Chesterfield on Saturday June 25, 2022! Event hours are 10:00AM-2:00PM and includes fun for the whole family!! Meet local artisans and vendors selling honey, plus there will be live music, face painting, educational “buzz” talks, observation hives, children’s activities, food vendors, hive equipment, and bee friendly plants provided by Watkins Nurseries!

We are honored and privileged to be a part of one of the many local activities celebrating our precious pollinators! Check out for more pollinator week info and for more events happening this week!!

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Last Saturday OPEN for the Summer season June 11, 2022!

June 11th, will be OUR LAST SATURDAY OPEN FOR THE SEASON (until Fall). If you prefer to get your plant and outdoor project shopping done on Saturdays, you have one more left at Watkins Nurseries!! Come see us from 8AM-2PM tomorrow for our LAST SATURDAY OPEN, AS WELL AS 20% OFF ALL IN STOCK PLANT MATERIALS AND BAGGED PRODUCTS!

We will still be open during the week, Monday through Friday 7:30AM-5PM, slowly transitioning to our full Summer schedule in July.

So come on by and join the SALE-ebration as we welcome Summer with plentiful plants, towering trees, mounds of mulch, tons of topsoil, and clumps of compost!

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It sure is getting hot outside, but that’s nothing a few trees can’t fix!! As the temperatures increase as well as the foliage on the trees, we are reminded just how beneficial and vital they are!! Providing shade, shelter and food for humans and animals, trees are truly the answer for the summer heat!! The temps are not too hot to plant, but they are definitely too hot to dig without risk!

So beginning today, June 9, 2022 (until Fall) we will be charging a 20% PREMIUM TO DIG ANY TREES FROM OUR FARM. In addition, the tree(s) dug and installed during this time will not carry our normal 6 month guarantee.

20% Premium DOES NOT apply to container trees or trees that are already above ground. There’s still plenty of time to get GROWING for the summer! Come on by, give us a call or check out our online inventory to see which tree you’d like to sit under this summer!!

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Closing Early for Memorial Day Weekend!

This year, in observance of Memorial Day, we will be CLOSING EARLY AT 2:00PM ON FRIDAY MAY 27. We will ALSO BE CLOSED ON SATURDAY MAY 28 and MONDAY MAY 30, 2022.

We will reopen at 7:30am on Tuesday May31, 2022.

Until then, come on in 7:30-5:00pm to get those projects completed before the holiday weekend!

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Double Shredded Hardwood Mulch SALE!!

There’s so “MULCH” growing on this time of the year, there is no better time for a Sale on MULCH!!

Going on now, Double Shredded Hardwood Mulch is on SALE for Contractors AND Retail!!

Contractors receive a discounted price of $18.00 per cubic yard, and Retail has a discounted price of $26.00 per cubic yard!!

Available for delivery or pickup! Give Shannon a call at 804-350-5749 for delivery inquiries!

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