Ridgecrest Garden Center, a small family-owned business, run by April and Walter Case provide our community, as well as the surrounding Lake Norman area, with gorgeous locally grown shrubbery, trees, perennials, veggie plants, hanging baskets, cocoa baskets with combos of flowers, and of course seasonal annuals. Ridgecrest Garden Center also offers a variety of house plants, 100% soy candles, gift baskets, and other unique gifts. They take a lot of pride in the quality of their products. Walter and April like to say, “if we wouldn’t plant it or use it ourselves, we won’t sell it to use in your home!”
April and Walter have been a part of the Denver community for well over 30 years. Walter grew up in western Lincoln County, and after marrying April they raised their three daughters, Alexandria, Amber, and Kennedy, here in Denver. Many locals know them as the “Case girls.” They occasionally help their parents at the garden center, so it is truly a family-oriented business!
One of the most frequently asked questions is “when is a good time to plant?” April and Walter both say, “ideally fall and spring are the best times to plant, however you can plant anytime of the year if you’re willing to put in a little extra work. Plants are a living, breathing thing and need the special care that is required the first year for them to thrive. After that, just a little fertilizer and regular maintenance should satisfy the plants’ needs.”
April runs the daily store front and takes a lot of pride in making you feel welcome. She can help you design perennial gardens for butterflies and pollinators, jaw dropping planters, amazing flower beds; and even paints some of the art displayed inside the store. After walking through their flowers and plants outside, come in and enjoy a good conversation with April. Don’t forget to look around the gift shop where you might find a unique house plant or two.
Walter handles the larger more elaborate landscaping projects. He can design a landscape drawing for you to follow, or a turnkey project where he designs and installs your vision. Walter has been in the landscaping business for over 30 years, so he is very knowledgeable about every facet of the process. He can guide you to the right plants for your home, whether it is a fully shaded area or a typical hot southern lawn. After all, landscaping around your home can instantly add as much as a 12.7% property value. Why second guess, when Walter at Ridgecrest Garden Center can help create your landscape designs with the proper plants right from the start.
Ridgecrest Garden Center’s mission is to make your yard the envy of the neighborhood. April and Walter opened the garden center because of their passion to offer quality plants at a reasonable price. Being greeted by someone who is friendly and knowledgeable about the plants and products they sell is honestly a refreshing experience. Also, they have some Lake Norman merchandise in the works, as well as items for folks looking for a local souvenir for family and friends.
Together, April and Walter are a dynamic duo who would love to help beautify your home and yard! “Come see us and let’s chat.”
Ridgecrest Garden Center is located at 3344 N. HWY 16-Business in the heart of Denver, NC.