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Downtown Home & Garden


210 S. Ashley St, Ann Arbor, MI
(734) 662.8122

Mon–Sat  7:30am–7pm
Sunday   10am–5pm

Memorial Day  7:30am–3pm
(Monday, May 25)

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Downtown Home & Garden


210 S. Ashley St, Ann Arbor, MI
(734) 662.8122

Mon–Sat  7:30am–7pm
Sunday   10am–5pm

Memorial Day  7:30am–3pm
(Monday, May 25)

In the fall, we fill the sidewalk with hardy mums and pumpkins.

In the fall, we fill the sidewalk with hardy mums and pumpkins.

A STORE WITH HISTORY

Welcome to Downtown Home & Garden - a century-old retailer located in the heart of downtown Ann Arbor. Since the Hertler family opened the store in 1906, it has evolved from a livery stable and feed mill into an urban emporium for garden supplies, classic housewares, durable outdoor clothing, and gourmet kitchenware.

We love to showcase our rich history, but we survive by our willingness to adapt to change. We strive to make ourselves ever-more useful to our customers and the extended community by providing trustworthy information and full service. Our mission is to filter out poorly made or useless, trendy items. We choose products because we believe in their worth. We shop for you as though we were shopping for ourselves, always with an eye to lasting value. Our business is long-lived, and the products we sell will endure as well.

Click here for the full history of the store.

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS for SPRING 2015:

Rabbits... Deer...
Voles... OH MY!
Saturday, April 11
10am—1pm

Take back your garden from deer and rabbits with Plantskydd spray or granules. Plantskydd rep Julia Hofley will lead an informal Q&A on critter control from 10:00-1:00. Unless you're just going to throw your hands up and surrender your dreams of lush harvests to the furry grazers, you need to start early. Julia knows how to win this war.

 

Walking Tour & Hertler
History with Mark Hodesh
Saturday, April 25
11:30am—12:30pm

Mark is giving his perennially popular guided historical tour of Downtown Home & Garden. He'll walk you through the 109-year-old building and comment on his 40 years of ownership, with stories from the Hertlers who owned the building before Mark bought it in 1975. Our open-air "barn" was built as a livery stable, and is largely unchanged. It even has the last horse stalls downtown. It's a living history tour of a still-thriving downtown retail store.

VIDEO by KIRK WESTPHAL

Kirk Westphal shot this beautiful short video in and around the store, and interviewed Mark about our history. Thanks so much to Kirk for all his hard work.

Click here to watch it on YouTube.

Click here to see more of Kirk's work.