Cavotta’s Garden Center in Collinwood is a family business that’s been around for 85 years. Taken over fulltime by Angela Cavotta, the granddaughter of its founder, in 2006, she’s more than doubled its size.
Cavotta’s is best known for the more than a hundred varieties of heirloom tomatoes it carries, most started from seed in its own greenhouses. It carries a huge range of vegetables, herbs and flowers as well as seeds, locally produced food products (including owner Angela Cavotta’s dipped pretzels) and some garden supplies. But it’s just a fun place to visit to walk around the grounds and check out the vintage garden furniture and décor and statuary, and visit the animals: goats, rabbits, chickens and feral cats. Look for seasonal Halloween and Christmas décor too.
19603 Nottingham Road