Sweetbay Farms Nursery & Garden Center

Sweetbay Farms Nursery & Garden Center is the premier garden center in central Maryland! We have an extensive inventory of tools and supplies for all your gardening needs, and our friendly staff is available to help you find the best plants for your garden.

Nestled in the heart of Westminster, our establishment boasts three lush greenhouses filled with locally grown Maryland plants. Whether you’re a seasoned pro or just starting out, we have everything you want for your yard and garden!

Our nursery has an excellent variety of flowers, shrubs, trees, and vegetables and we carry a vast selection of lawn care products and garden seeds, as well as seasonal plants, gardening supplies, and home decor items in our charming gift shop.

At Sweetbay Farms, we are committed to providing exceptional customer service and ensuring that each visit is enjoyable and inspiring. Our gardening experts are always on hand to offer advice on how to care for your plants. 

Visit us today- we look forward to welcoming you to our garden center!

How We Do Business

When you walk through our doors, we want you to feel welcomed! 

Our friendly staff understands that everyone who visits Sweetbay Farms has a unique vision for their yard and garden, and we strive to help you achieve your goals.

That’s why our goal is to provide you with high-quality plants and gardening products, and we’re always here to answer your questions and provide expert recommendations. 

At the same time, our commitment to you goes beyond plants and gardening. Because we’re dedicated to our community and the environment, we’re also determined to provide you with quality products that foster sustainability for our planet.

Our Services

Sweetbay Farms Nursery & Garden Center offers a variety of services to help you create and maintain a beautiful and inviting outdoor space. Our experienced staff members are happy to answer all your questions and provide guidance on lawn and plant care.

Whether you’re looking for live bedding plants, seeds for your vegetable garden, or lawn care essentials, our full-service garden center has you covered!

Here are some of the products and services we offer:

  • Colorful annual and perennial starts.
  • A wide selection of plants, including unusual and hard-to-find cultivars.
  • Locally grown vegetable, herb and annual plants.
  • Selection of outdoor living items to make your landscape more inviting.
  • Trendy and unique items in our gift shop.
  • Holiday and seasonal decor.
  • Events and workshops that inspire and teach.

There’s always something new at Sweetbay Farms, and if you need something we don’t carry, just ask! We’re here to help you create the garden of your dreams!

Sweetbay Farms: A Wide Selection of Quality Plants

Our passion for gardening motivates us to offer a diverse plant selection. We carry everything from annuals and bedding plants to fruit trees and shrubs.

Our customers can always find something new for their gardens at Sweetbay Farms!

Annuals and Bedding Plants

Add a splash of color to your landscape with our annuals and spring bedding plants! 

We have all your favorites in stock, plus many more to add interest to your flower beds and container gardens. Choose from our locally grown annual market packs, or try one of our pre-assembled annual containers for easy color on your porch or patio.

Sweetbay Farms also carries specialty annuals for beneficial pollinators and shady areas, and don’t forget to check back in late summer to plant some colorful fall transition flowers, like pansies and flowering kale!


Our premier garden center is your destination for the best perennials. When you want to add lasting beauty to your garden, come see us!

Whether you want vibrant blooms for a cheery focal point or delicate flowers to add a gentle touch to your outdoor space, you’re in good hands. Sweetbay Farms Nursery & Garden Center carries perennials for every part of your yard, from sun and shade to everything in between!

You can’t beat our prices on perennials, and we guarantee our stock! When you want to plant a large flower bed or expanse of ground cover, don’t worry about the price—we have bulk discounts on select perennials so you can add plenty of color to your landscape!

Vegetables and Herbs

Sweetbay Farms has central Maryland’s largest vegetable and herb starter plant selection. This is where we shine!

Most of our vegetables are locally grown right here in Carroll County MD, and we only offer the freshest starts for your garden. We carry over 100 varieties of tomatoes so we’re sure that you can find one of your favorites here.

Want to grow your own herbs? Sweetbay Farms takes pride in our large inventory of herb plants, including annuals and perennials. And we offer discounts when you buy 10 or more plants, so you can save money putting in your herb garden!

If you want seeds to start your own plants in the spring, come in and check out our bulk seed counter. Buy your favorite seeds by the ounce or by the pound weighed out at our old-tyme counter. You won’t want to miss this!


We carry a wide selection of cold-hardy fruits for your orchard, including apples, cherries, nectarines, peaches, pears, and plums! 

Want more fruit? We also carry a great assortment of berry bushes and grapes, including blueberry, raspberry, blackberry, gooseberry, and figs.

The fruit is delicious, but you’ll also love the stunning blossoms of fruit trees in the spring. And fruit trees and bushes are the perfect way to attract more birds, bees, and other pollinators to your yard. 

All of our plants are grown within the region, so you don’t have to worry about whether or not they’ll grow in our area. And if you have a small yard, don’t worry! You only need a small space to take advantage of the benefits of growing fruits in your garden.

Trees and Shrubs

Explore our selection of trees and shrubs! We have a huge variety of shrubs, including hydrangeas, boxwoods, azaleas, and a large selection of colorful roses. 

Whether you’re planting a tree for shade or putting in a row of shrubs for privacy, choose from a wide selection of evergreens and deciduous trees to find just what you’re looking for!

Planting trees and shrubs is a great way to invest in your property, and we want you to feel comfortable with your purchase. That’s why Sweetbay Farms has tree and shrub varieties handpicked for our area, and we back up our sales with a 2-year guarantee on most of our trees and shrubs!

Get Inspired at Sweetbay Farms

Sweetbay Farms is more than just a place to buy plants and gardening supplies–it’s a source of inspiration for all your gardening projects!

Our Garden Center Is Your One-Stop Seed Shop

Buy seeds in bulk and enjoy extra savings! Sweetbay Farms Nursery & Garden Center is your one-stop seed shop!

Our bulk seed counter is one of our most eye-catching features at Sweetbay Farms. It’s hard not to get excited about planting your garden when you see our selection of vegetable, herb, and flower seeds!

Whether you’re growing a small family-sized garden or need grower-sized seed packets for your market garden, we have what you need. We sell seeds by the ounce or the pound and carry plenty of traditional-sized seed packets, too. 

At Sweetbay Farms, we’re always fully stocked on seeds. Our seed counter contains only the freshest, highest-quality seeds. You can save on tubers, onion sets, asparagus, strawberry plants, and much, much more! 

Transform Your Outdoor Space with Lawn and Garden Decor 

Sweetbay Farms Nursery & Garden Center has more than just plants! 

Everything you need to enhance your curb appeal and create a backyard paradise can be found at Sweetbay Farms. Whether you want to make your outdoor spaces cozy and inviting or elegant and sophisticated, our broad selection of lawn and garden decor will help bring your vision to life.

Add a touch of personality to your garden with these items:

  • Fine stone garden accents and statuary from Massarelli’s
  • Fountains for interior and exterior outdoor living spaces
  • A full line of ceramic, glazed, and terracotta pottery
  • Specialty pots for African violets, orchids, and bonsai
  • Ceramic and concrete birdbaths

Garden accessories are the little touches that make a big difference in your landscape. Let Sweetbay Farms help you take your outdoor space to the next level!

Your Source for Premium Birding Products

Bird lovers rejoice! Discover the joy of birdwatching in your backyard with our wide range of birding products!

Sweetbay Farms carries an extensive selection of bird feeders, houses, and baths, so you can attract a diverse range of bird species to your backyard. 

In our birding department, we carry a broad selection of birding products and avian treats:

  • Our original Sweetbay Select bird seed blend
  • Suet, log jammers, cakes and blocks
  • Birdhouses crafted from wood, plastic, and recycled materials
  • Squirrel-proof baffles and birdfeeders
  • Hummingbird feeders and accessories

We also carry a huge variety of hooks, hangers, and shepherd hooks to secure and display your bird feeders and treats!

The knowledgeable and friendly staff at Sweetbay Farms are passionate about birding, and we’re committed to supporting local bird populations. Let us know if you have any questions about how to attract certain species of birds to your yard!

Transform Your Yard with Our Top-Quality Lawn and Garden Supplies

The success of your lawn and garden depends on the quality products that we carry at Sweetbay Farms Nursery & Garden Center!

Lawn Care Essentials

The lawn is greener on our side of the fence! 

Our commitment to quality drives our product selection when it comes to lawn and garden supplies. Sweetbay Farms carries only the best lawn care essentials to help you grow the greenest lawn on the block!

From grass seeds to lawn equipment, we have all the products you need for a lush and thriving lawn. 

  • Our premium Sweetbay Blend grass seed
  • Bulk grass seed mixes
  • Sun and shade mixes
  • Clover and pasture mixes
  • Full lineup of fertilizers and weed control products
  • Bales of straw and straw matting for coverage

Many of your lawn’s problems can be solved by improving the health of your soil, and it all starts with knowing what type of soil you have. To help get you started, Sweetbay offers free soil pH testing and analysis!

Dig Into Our Selection of Mulch and Soil Products

Admittedly, not everyone is as excited about soil and mulch products as we are at Sweetbay Farms! Still, your garden’s success hinges on the health of its soil, and the selection of mulch and soil products at Sweetbay Farms can help you achieve a lush, green landscape!

Sweetbay carries every type of soil and mulch product you can imagine, from growing mixes to peat moss to play sand and peat moss. No matter what your project, our premium mulches, soils, and potting mixes have you covered!

Dress up your yard with select items from our lineup of popular bagged mulches made by leading manufacturers. We have premium hardwood mulches in multiple colors and all types of pine bark mulch, perfect for protecting your plants all year round.

We’re also proud to offer Leaf Gro compost, which is made right here in Maryland from yard trimmings and waste. Or give your plants an invigorating dose of lobster compost, another East Coast favorite. Bagged stone is also available!

Let Sweetbay Farms help you mulch your way to a more sustainable garden with our quality soil amendments and lay the groundwork for your best lawn and garden ever!

Find Seasonal Decor and Holiday Gifts

Our garden-themed gift shop is open year-round. When the temperatures drop and the snow starts to fly, we shift our focus from green plants to seasonal decor and holiday gifts! 

Garden-Themed Gifts for Every Occasion

Our garden-themed gift shop has year-round items for every occasion. 

  • Thinking of a gift for a friend with a green thumb? Find something from our selection of gardening tools and supplies to brighten their day!
  • Looking for a housewarming gift? Check out our collection of beautiful potted houseplants!
  • Want to give a gift that gives back to the planet? Our eco-friendly and sustainable gardening supplies are the perfect choice!
  • Don’t know what to get Mom for Mother’s Day? Come on down and ask our staff for some helpful ideas!
  • Need something for yourself? We encourage people to treat themselves, so don’t be afraid to slip something extra into your basket just for you!

Visit our gift shop for unique gardening gifts for your loved ones–we make it easy to shop for your favorite gardener!

Spruce Up Your Holidays at Our Garden Center

Encouraging and inspiring gardeners is what Sweetbay Farms does best, and we don’t stop just because the weather changes!

As autumn turns to winter, our garden center transforms into a magical Christmas wonderland, ready to help you deck the halls in style. Our holiday display is a must-see! 

Come on down to Sweetbay Farms to look for fresh-cut Christmas trees, live wreaths and garlands, poinsettias, Christmas cacti, and festive holiday plants. We also carry artificial trees, gift trimming supplies, unique ornaments, lights, candles, and more! 

Experience the joy of the season with us at Sweetbay Farms, where you’ll find everything you need to make your holidays truly magical!

Monthly Sales Calendar

Check out our current specials by visiting our Monthly Sales Calendar page! 

At Sweetbay Farms Nursery & Garden Center, we believe in offering our customers great deals throughout the year. That’s why we have a monthly sales calendar where you can find discounts on your favorite seasonal gardening products.

Our monthly sales calendar does more than just keep you informed about upcoming sales–it also helps you stay focused on what’s next for your garden and gives you a heads-up on new items to watch for in our store. 

Keep an eye on our calendar to make the most of our special promotions and save on your gardening essentials, and don’t forget to check it regularly for events and workshops at Sweetbay.

Top 5 Reasons to Shop at a Local Nursery

What’s the difference between a locally owned garden center and a large retail box store? We offer a better selection, and you can get helpful advice from staff, but those aren’t the only reasons to shop at Sweetbay Farms Nursery & Garden Center!

Better Selection

Local nurseries typically offer a better selection of plants than big box retailers. If you’re looking for a hard-to-find cultivar, you have a better chance of finding it at a local nursery than you do at Lowe’s or Home Depot.

Your local nursery is also a great place to find native plants, and you can be sure that everything you find at Sweetbay Farms will grow in your region.

Plants at Nurseries Receive Better Care

The plants at local nurseries often receive better care than those at big box retailers. That’s because we have a dedicated team of owners, managers, and staff to ensure 24/7 care for our plants. We care about our plants, and it shows!

Helpful Advice from Staff

While you may find the staff at big box retail garden centers friendly and helpful, they don’t have the same horticultural experience you’ll find at local nurseries.

Our staff at Sweetbay Farms are experienced and knowledgeable about the plants and products we sell, and this isn’t just another job to us. We have a vested interest in our plants and customers. We’re here to help you succeed in your gardening endeavors.

Plants are Acclimated to Our Region

Plants from local nurseries have the advantage of growing in the same climate and region as your yard, so they won’t be shocked by changes in weather and temperature when you take them home.

When you buy plants at a large retailer, who knows where they came from? At Sweetbay Farms, we know where our plants have been growing.

Support Your Local Economy

It might seem trite, but buying local is a great way to support your town’s economy. Supporting your local economy ensures that the money you spend stays in your hometown, creating jobs that support local families.

Shopping at a local nursery can also reduce your carbon footprint. Most of our plants at Sweetbay Farms are locally sourced, unlike big box centers, which often ship plants across long distances.

What Customers Are Saying About Sweetbay Farms Nursery & Garden Center

Customer satisfaction is important to everyone at Sweetbay Farms. We value your business and want you to be happy with our service. 

Here’s what our customers have to say about their Sweetbay experience.

Wonderful selection of annuals, perennials, vegetables, herbs, trees, and shrubs. They have native plants and locally grown options. Good prices and quality of plants. The seed counter is always well stocked and has even more variety under Sweet Bay ownership.”– Carly C.

What a sweet shop! They have so much more than just flowers and soil. I will visit again soon.”- April M.

Wide variety of beautiful, healthy plants. Friendly, knowledgeable staff to help you if you need it. Affordable prices. Excellent experience, highly recommend.”- David V.

Locations We Serve

  • Westminster 
  • Sykesville
  • Eldersburg
  • Manchester
  • Hampstead 
  • New Windsor 
  • Union Bridge 
  • Reisterstown 
  • Owings Mills 
  • Finksburg 
  • Taneytown
  • Hanover
  • Gettysburg
  • And many others!

Visit With Our Friendly and Professional Staff

At Sweetbay Farms, we are happy to provide you with information and advice, but our main goal is to make you feel welcome–it’s how we do business!

We take pride in offering sound horticultural advice to help you make important gardening decisions. We’re just as happy to answer your questions and help you find what you’re looking for as we are to let you browse and enjoy Sweetbay Farms’ wonderful atmosphere!

Our staff takes pleasure in providing you with the information and advice you need, whether it’s about the best plants for your yard, how to care for a particular type of plant, or even how to design and arrange your outdoor space. 

We are passionate about gardening and nature, and we’re more than happy to share our knowledge and expertise with our customers! We hope to see you soon!

Visit Us Today!

We’re proud to offer our customers a wide variety of quality plants at Sweetbay Farms. From annuals and perennials to vegetables and herbs, we have something for everyone!

Our knowledgeable staff is always eager to help and provide you with gardening tips and advice. Visit us today, and let us help you create the garden of your dreams.