Overgrown at the memory bank? No share in the soils of war? The bloom’s definitely off the roses at these seven seedy abandoned garden centers.
Kudos to Flickr user Derek Lyons for documenting the sorry state of the Green Thumb Garden Center near Sequim, Washington. Lyons visited in late August of 2010 and although the place looks reasonably kempt (is “kempt” a word, as in “not unkempt”?), the sign out front still advertises Master Charge… which became MasterCard in 1979.
So what if the trademark water features have run dry and an on-site bridge to nowhere would make Sarah Palin proud, it probably wouldn’t take much to give Green Thumb the thumb’s up for a second go-round. It might take too much green of another type, however, and we’re talking about the type that doesn’t grow on trees.
Attention Kmart Gardeners
Flickr member JJBers visited this abandoned Kmart store in Cranston, Rhode Island, in January of 2018. The photographer didn’t mention how long the store had been shuttered but if the fading on the sign is any indication it’s been quite some time since it was open. Then again, Kmart didn’t have a sterling reputation for lasting quality so who knows, really.
Boulevard Of Broken Dreams
Credit Devin of Drippyfingers for the tragic triptych of garden center desolation above. The photographer chanced upon the abandoned Boulevard Gardens somewhere in south-central Ohio back in May of 2010. Nestled off the banks of the “Mighty Olentangy River,” this garden center has seen better days and will likely see much worse ones. Don’t shop there for all your Plant & Garden Upplies needs.