Ray Hunter Florist & Garden
Ray Hunter Florist and Garden is a family owned and operated business located in Southgate, Michigan. Since 1919 we have been the leading garden center and florist in the Downriver area. We take pride in our ability to provide each customer with the individual attention they deserve and a reputation for building relationships and providing expert garden advise.
Whether you are a beginner, experienced or master gardener, Ray Hunter Florist and Garden has the plants, products and knowledgeable staff to make your garden bloom.
Each spring, Mr. Hunter personally selects and grows 57 different varieties of tomato plants including heirlooms, old favorites such as Beefsteak and the latest hybrids. We also cultivate 15 varieties of Hybrid Geraniums. Visit us from May to September for a great selection of Annuals, Perennials and large Hanging Baskets from Proven Winners. We also feature many of the latest Blooming Shrubs such as Hydrangea, Lime Light Hydrangea and My Monet Wiegelia, from Proven Winners Color Choice Shrubs. Monorovia Nursery and Willoway Nursery are featured suppliers for Evergreen Shrubs, Ornamental and Dwarf Flowering Trees, Dwarf Fruit Trees, Flower Carpet Roses and Clematis Vines. Shop our selection early and choose from 300 Hybrid Rose Bushes grown by Weeks, Jackson and Perkins and Conard Pyle’s Star Brand. We also have Shrub Roses and Rose Trees including Knock Out.
Our staff offers Free Garden Classes each season featuring expert advice on a wide variety garden subjects including; Perennial and Annual Gardening, “ Going Green” in the Garden with Organics, Hydrangeas and of course Mr. Hunter’s Annual Tomato Seminar.
Many of the Insecticides, Herbicides, Mulches, Soils and Soil Amendments we offer are tested, used and recommended by both our staff and customers after years of use. Cocoa and Pine Mulch, Bumper Crop, Lite Way Top Soil, Espoma products including Holly Tone and Rose Tone and Tomato Maker are all proven products that we prescribe with confidence.
This spring we will also be carrying a delicious line of Homegrown Gourmet vegetables and seeds. Add a little zest to your next culinary creation with herbs freshly picked from your own garden. Or create a naturally delicious side dish of sun-ripened vegetables that you have grown yourself. There’s nothing more gratifying than enjoying the naturally fresh flavor of homegrown cooking. We will also be offering a variety of Hort Couture designer plants. Hort Couture brings a new twist to the market for the sophisticated gardener with a wide variety of unique annuals, succulents, grasses and tropicals.