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TLC Flagship Garden Center - Memorial

105 W. Memorial Road
Oklahoma City, OK 73114

(405) 751-0630

Monday-Saturday | 9am to 6pm
Sunday | 11am to 6pm

TLC Northwest

8208 Northwest Expressway
Oklahoma City, OK 73162

(405) 720-0091

Monday-Saturday | 9am to 6pm
Sunday | 11am to 6pm

About TLC Garden Centers

Growing With Oklahoma Since 1980

TLC Garden Centers was originally founded in 1980 by Charles and Linda Shackelford. In the decades since, TLC has grown into one of the most comprehensive nursery, greenhouse and landscape retailers in the country. Our goal has always been to offer the highest quality plants and supplies at reasonable prices, backed by knowledgeable experts to create a unique shopping adventure.

That foundational drive still rings true today – and it’s the driving force behind everything we do.

TLC Garden Centers Founders Chris and Linda Shackelford

Founders Charles and Linda Shackelford

Our flagship store on Memorial Road began as a humble plant shop and greenhouse. Today, it has blossomed into a massive 20 acre operation including expansive retail nursery and greenhouses, as well as a large climate controlled plant growing facility. Since we grow many of our own plants right here, we know which varieties not only survive, but thrive in Oklahoma’s challenging climate.

Our Mission at TLC Garden Centers

Our Mission

Bringing People & Plants Together

Harmonizing plants and people in an environment where both can be happy and successful is what we’re all about. We feel this is how we do our part in creating a more beautiful and pleasant world.

Recognition Grows

Each year, TLC Garden Centers receives accolades from industry associations and consumers alike – such as our “Top 100 Garden Center” distinction from Nursery Retailer Magazine.

This national listing recognizes independent garden centers for their excellence in product selection, gross sales and overall quality. TLC has also repeatedly been named a winner or finalist in consumer choice listings, including the OKC Gazette’s “Best of OKC” and The Oklahoman’s “Reader Choice Awards.”

Top 100 Independent Garden Center | TLC Garden Centers

Top 100 Independent Garden Center

Oklahoma Gazette Best Garden Shop | TLC Garden Center

Best of OKC - Best Garden Shop

The Oklahoman Reader's Choice Awards | TL

The Oklahoman - Reader's Choice Award

405 Magazine Best Plant Store | TLC Garden Centers

405 Magazine - Best Plant Store

A Change in Ownership

Charles and Linda Shackleford retired in 2012, entrusting their legacy to TLC’s new, plant-loving owners, Bob Gerdes and Frank McDonald.




Bob has worked with plants his entire life, growing up in his family’s company, Gerdes Nursery in Shawnee & Edmond. He was honored as the Oklahoma Nurseryman of the Year in 2008 and has served as President of the Oklahoma Nursery & Landscape Association. When his family sold their nursery locations, Bob spent a few years in the wholesale nursery and landscape business before joining Frank McDonald as an owner of TLC Garden Centers.




Frank has owned numerous retail companies in the Southwest and has an extensive background in commercial real estate development. He has served on the board of many non-profits as well as acting as a trustee of his church. He and his wife Tricia have two sons and three beautiful grandchildren.

Our Legacy | TLC Garden Centers

TLC’s Plant Professionals

An important part of TLC’s commitment to our customers has always been to provide dependable advice from a knowledgeable and friendly team of horticulture professionals. That’s why TLC places great emphasis on the experience and training of our team members. Consistent TLC training, local continuing education courses and an ongoing search for the best people available are trademarks of TLC. You can see the evidence of it in every Plant Professional you meet in our stores.



Retail Manager

Amanda has been with TLC Garden Centers since the very beginning – 1980. She was born and raised in Tecumseh, OK and graduated from OSU-OKC with a Horticulture degree in 2005.



Greenhouse Manager

Brandi has been with TLC Garden Centers since 2009, and also worked with us from 1997 to 2000. Born and raised in Moore, OK, Brandi graduated from Oklahoma State with a degree in Horticulture in 2000. She was an herb grower in Dallas for five years and worked in Interiorscaping for three years in Fort Worth.



Nursery Manager

Darrell has been with TLC since 2015. Before joining TLC, he worked at a local Oklahoma tree farm and has extensive knowledge in all things trees. Darrell has a strong background in retail, having co-owned his own business in Oklahoma City for many years.



NW Store Manager

Sue has worked for TLC Garden Centers since 1993, having managed two of its stores in her time here. She was born and raised in Oklahoma City and attended Oklahoma State University. Prior to joining TLC Garden Centers, she worked in the landscaping industry for several years.

Cultivating Our Community

As a longstanding local business, caring for our community is important to all of us at TLC Garden Centers. That’s why we’re involved with numerous organizations and do all we can to make central Oklahoma a beautiful place to live.

Plant it Pink | TLC Garden Centers

Plant it Pink

$177,000+ Donated to Stephenson Cancer Center For Breast Cancer Research

Plant it Pink with TLC Garden Centers

Other Community Partners TLC Proudly Supports

OKC Beautiful | TLC Garden Centers
OKC Beautiful
Myriad Botanical Gardens | TLC Garden Centers
Myriad Gardens
Allied Arts | TLC Garden Centers Partner
Allied Arts
Veterans Memorial at Honor Park, Guthrie | TLC Garden Centers
Veterans Memorial at Honor Park, Guthrie
Downtown Edmond Arts Festival | TLC Garden Centers Partners
Downtown Edmond Arts Festival
American Heart Association | TLC Garden Centers
American Heart Association
Jesus House | TLC Garden Centers
Jesus House
Project 31 Breast Cancer Community | TLC Garden Centers Partner
Project 31 Breast Cancer Community
Hearts for Hearing | TLC Garden Centers Partner
Hearts for Hearing
A Chance to Change | TLC Garden Centers
A Chance to Change
Will Rogers Gardens | TLC Garden Centers Partner
Will Rogers Gardens
Boy Scout Troop 21 | TLC Garden Centers
Boy Scout Troop 21
Nichols Hills Elementary School | TLC Garden Centers
Nichols Hills Elementary School
Edmond Kiwanis Club | TLC Garden Centers
Edmond Kiwanis Club
Edmond Neighborhood Alliance | TLC Garden Centers Partner
Edmond Neighborhood Alliance
Trinity School | TLC Garden Centers Partner
Trinity School
John Rex Elementary School | TLC Garden Centers
John Rex Elementary School
Norman North Band Booster | TLC Garden Centers Partner
Norman North Band Booster
Edmond Public Schools | TLC Garden Centers Partner
Edmond Public Schools
Deer Creek Schools | TLC Garden Centers Partner
Deer Creek Schools
Edmond North Band Boosters | TLC Garden Centers
Edmond North Band Booster

Happy TLC Customers

I've purchased several plants from here and they've all been healthy and happy. Employees are knowledgeable and helpful. I live quite a bit away but this place is worth the drive.

Falena via Google

Great people, great plants, great prices. Thought I found a better price, when delivered the quality was sickly. I'll go to TLC first from now on.

Anonymous via Google

We were just going to look at trees and came across a couple that were a good deal. We were asked multiple times whether we needed any assistance and when we did they were right there and answered all our questions. Awesome place! Love it!

Marj via Google

Such a beautiful place and the best employees. Probably the most professional and caring people I’ve encountered in years; they made my day!

Emily via Google

Huge greenhouse for outdoor shrubbery and indoor plants, to cacti and succulents. They have so much variety. A true gem.

M via Google
This place is amazing. The selection is great, but what I was really impressed with was the customer service by all their employees. Especially in the post-pandemic world of terrible service.

Josh via Google
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