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About Akins

Locally owned for nearly 80 years.

The seeds of Quality, Service, and Selection were planted in 1943 by Mr. E.P. Akin and remain our guiding principles today. In 1990, Foster Cook and Donna Timms Oakes purchased Akins and continued to take pride in providing customers with friendly service, quality plants and knowledgeable advice.

Shreveport & Bossier City’s Award Winning Nursery & Garden Center.

Today, Akins is still locally owned by Brian and Jennifer McGimsey and has grown to over 30 employees and adding more every day.  Akins is committed to bringing you the highest quality and largest selection of plants in the ArkLaTex. We also carry a unique collection of gifts for the home and garden. Come to Akins to bring beauty to your Home and Garden.

Your Destination to Enjoy the Seasons.

Whether you are preparing for Easter, Spring Blooms, Mother’s Day, Fall, or Christmas… Akins has everything you need to celebrate.  Come visit for seasonal décor, live arrangements, pumpkins, and fresh cut trees, garland and wreaths.

Come Experience Akins.

We invite you to take a stroll through our garden center for ideas on how to make your home and garden a more beautiful place. Ask questions of our experienced staff. Whether you need a pot of petunias or an entire landscape makeover, we’re here to help you put down roots.

  • Complete garden center with a wide variety of annuals, perennials, bulbs, shrubs, trees, vines, vegetables, herbs, tropical plants, interior plants and seeds. Here you'll find all your traditional favorites as well as unique and unusual plants.

  • Professional landscaping services. Whether you need a single tree or an entire makeover, we can handle the job.

  • Experienced staff, including three horticulturists, who are happy to answer questions from beginning to experienced gardeners. Novice gardeners are encouraged to seek advice from our staff about their specific gardening needs so we can recommend appropriate plants and products.

  • Got a problem? Bring in an affected specimen and we’ll diagnose the issue, then recommend an appropriate treatment.

  • Repotting services for plants that have outgrown their containers.

  • Seasonal refreshing of porch and patio pots.

  • Outdoor accents, such as benches, an extensive collection of pottery planters and more. Check out our huge statuary collection where you’ll find everything from whimsical bunnies to classic bird baths to Southern icons, like pelicans and herons.

  • Fertilome soil amendments, fertilizers, pesticides and other products to keep your garden lush and pest free.

  • A variety of organic gardening supplies, including Espoma.

  • Planting mixes, including 100 percent organic compost.

  • Gardening gloves, hats, pruners and more.

  • Extensive gift shop with nature-inspired items as well as seasonal decor.

  • Custom silk flower wreaths for any season.

  • Custom tabletop silk arrangements – you can even supply your own container.

  • Live plant arrangements and gift baskets for any occasion. Delivery is available to area hospitals and funeral homes.

  • Fresh-cut Frasier firs from North Carolina, evergreen wreaths and garland, poinsettias in a rainbow of hues as well as traditional red, Christmas cactuses, paperwhite pots and other holiday items during the Christmas season.

  • Gift cards.

  • Delivery and installation in the Shreveport/Bossier City area of everything we sell.