About TLC Garden Centers

Our Roots Run Deep

Growing Oklahoma Since 1980…


Founded in 1980 by Charles and Linda Shackelford, TLC Garden Centers has grown to become one of the most complete independent nursery, greenhouse and landscape retailers in the country. From day one, TLC’s mission has always been to offer the highest quality plants and supplies at reasonable prices, knowledgeable experts… and a unique shopping adventure. That mission still rings true today and is the driving force behind everything we do.

Our flagship store is located in North Oklahoma City at 105. W. Memorial Road and started out as a humble plant shop and greenhouse, but today has grown into a large twenty acre operation including a nursery, greenhouse and horticulture production operation serving Oklahoma City, Edmond, Norman, Nichols Hills, The Village and the surrounding area. As the company grew, the need for a second location became apparent.  In 1991, TLC Garden Centers opened a second store on Northwest Expressway in Northwest Oklahoma City to serve this growing part of the metro area.

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Bringing People & Plants Together

That’s Our Mission

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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 has always placed 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.

Each year, TLC Garden Centers receives accolades from industry associations and consumers alike. Since 1996, TLC Garden Centers has been named a “Top 100 Garden Center” by Nursery Retailer Magazine. This national listing recognizes independent garden centers for their excellence in product selection, gross sales and overall quality. TLC is also named a winner or finalist in several consumer choice listings including the OKC Gazette’s “Best of OKC” and The Oklahoman’s “Reader Choice Awards.”

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Frank McDonald - TLC Garden Centers

Frank McDonald – TLC Garden Centers

Bob Gerdes - TLC Garden Centers

Bob Gerdes – TLC Garden Centers

Although Charles and Linda Shackleford retired in February, 2012, TLC’s legacy continues with current owners, Bob Gerdes and Frank McDonald. Bob grew up in the nursery business and worked for his family’s company, Gerdes Nursery, with locations in Shawnee and 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.  Frank is a successful businessman, entrepreneur and avid gardener who has launched a number of retail projects.

Both Frank and Bob are excited to guide TLC Garden Centers into the future and build on its rich and storied history.

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Happy & Healthy…

Our mission is simple. It is to bring plants and people together in an environment where both are happy and successful. Accomplishing this is our part in creating a more beautiful and pleasant world in which we live.

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Come visit our 150,000 square feet of greenhouses plus 10 acres of trees, shrubs and flowers! TLC Garden Centers provides everything you need to add colorful landscaping around your home, office and beyond. Our Landscape Designers are ready to get your project started today! Get Growing Oklahoma™!

Planting Services

Let the Plant Professionals at TLC Garden Centers take the hassle out of transporting and installing your trees and shrubs with our planting services.


TLC Garden Centers is one of the largest independent nursery, greenhouse and landscape retailers in the country. TLC grows more plants locally than any other garden center in Oklahoma. Come visit our 150,000 square feet of greenhouses, 10 acres of trees, shrubs and flowers and get expert advice from our TLC Plant Professionals!


TLC Garden Centers has a larger selection of trees and shrubs than any other garden center in Oklahoma. The TLC Plant Professionals travel nationwide to find the best varieties of trees and shrubs for Oklahoma's tough growing conditions.

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