Vancouver Garden Center

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10006 Mill Plain Blvd, Vancouver, WA 98664
Open Daily 9:00 am–6:00 pm
360.892.7880

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Shorty’s Is Now Part of Dennis’ 7 Dees!

Don’t worry—everything you know and love about this Vancouver Garden Center is here to stay! The rich history of the nursery will be forever honored, and it shall remain a staple within the passionate gardening community of Clark County. Have a few questions about what this transition will look like? Here are our answers to the FAQs we have received so far:

Is Shorty's Garden Center closing?
Absolutely not! Shorty’s has actually been owned by Dennis’ 7 Dees for the last 5 years—this is just the official transition to the new branding.
Can I still use my Shorty's gift card here?
Yes, you can! We will be accepting both Shorty’s and Dennis’ 7 Dees gift cards.
Will the garden center change?
No, it will still be the Shorty’s we have all come to love, it’s just getting some new signage, landscape improvements, and our overall branding is transitioning.
Will there be staff changes?
No need to worry! Everyone you know and love at Shorty’s will continue to be a friendly face.
Will the rewards program change?
Nope! All the same perks will remain.
OTHER QUESTIONS? Email us here!

Vancouver’s Favorite Nursery

Shorty’s garden center is a local plant nursery and garden center focusing on high-quality, regionally grown plants, bulk soil and compost material, outdoor living, indoor houseplants, pottery, and specialty gift and decór products.

Shorty’s has a passionate, energetic, and creative group of experts dedicated to high standards of excellence and quality. We think we are a special place—made more so by the hard work and dedication of our employees. At Shorty’s, we want our service to set us apart. We value connecting with each customer and providing them with knowledge and inspiration. Along with our exceptional service, we strive to provide a selection of high-quality products.

Shorty’s meets the needs of consumers, professional landscapers, and plant enthusiasts in the Pacific Northwest. We love that we are able to source locally throughout the Willamette Valley—the best growers in the nation are right out our back door, allowing us to bring only the best to you. New items arrive frequently throughout each season, keeping our selection fresh and exciting.

Honoring the History of Shorty’s Garden Center

Shorty's History Timeline
Shorty’s Vancouver location was formerly Bishop’s Garden Center, which opened in 1958. It mainly sold bark dust, along with a few plants. The original Shorty’s Nursery was started by Ron “Shorty” Fournier at the former Ridgefield location. It sold trees, shrubs, and bark dust.

In 1988, Ron “Shorty” Fournier sold Shorty’s Nursery to Jeff Day, who added garden products and expanded plant sales. In 1996, Jeff Day joined Ed, Betty, Brian, and Ines Mahoney to purchase Bishop’s, making it a second Shorty’s location. They modernized the stores, enhanced product selection, and changed the name to Shorty’s Garden & Home.

In 2016, Dennis’ 7 Dees purchased Shorty’s under the new name Shorty’s Garden Center. The Ridgefield location closed its doors in early 2020, while the Vancouver garden center location stepped up to service a larger community. In 2022, Shorty’s officially becomes Dennis’ 7 Dees.

From Soil to Mulch & Bark, We’ve Got Your Ground Covered

We have a variety of bulk products in stock! We’re here to answer your questions and to assist with all of your DIY landscape projects. Use our handy coverage calculator below to determine quantity needed or give us a call!
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