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Meet Ed & Carol

Hello, I'm Ed Knapton. Carol, my wife, and I believe the Lord Jesus Christ called us to own and operate America's Best Flowers. 

We believe it is our mission is to supply beauty by means of growing the best plant varieties with God's help for our customers all while operating as a Christian business.

Your Joy Connection

All creation is filled with beauty. Go outdoors. See, feel, touch, taste, and listen. Plant a seed. Watch it grow. Be grateful for Earth's bounty. Discover. Rediscover. Share the natural wonder. 

Take us with you on your journey of Joy.


  1. Provide an environment so the associates can be successful and feel part of the success of providing excellent customer service.
  2. Manage the resources of the company to be able to grow and provide for the needs of the associates.
  3. Continually find new and exciting plant material while providing the varieties that are the best for garden performance.
  4. Enhance the knowledge of our customers so they will be successful.

Why Visit America Best Flowers?

In the springtime, the greenhouses are truly an amazing sight to see: two acres of blooming color! We have watched our customers stand in awe at the beauty before their eyes. It is something everyone should experience in their lives.


One mile east of Madison, WI. USA. Just off County Highway BB.


America's Best  Flowers is a Local Business

We grow our plants locally in our Cottage Grove location. We pick the best varieties that thrive in Wisconsin growing conditions which means healthier plants for you!

We are local so about 20% more money stays in the local economy than the big box national retailers. We also belong to Dane Buy Local.

Shopping with us is just a better value for our local economy, you, and your family!

We have a fundraiser program for nonprofit organizations. You sell our gift cards and keep 25% of the value. Call for details.

Shopping is Fun – Everything for my project

Every year, everyone should experience the endorphin rush and adrenalin spike of seeing the largest hanging basket display in the Midwest and eye-popping color of hundreds of thousands of plants in bloom. The Disney World of Plants and admission is free.

Shop Rain or shine as we have the largest indoor garden shopping area of over 100,000 sq. ft. - Two large bathrooms & large aisles– the largest in Dane County.

You can shop with our 200 lightweight shopping carts so shopping is quick and easy for you – most of any garden center in Dane County.

We have 160 paved parking stalls so parking is easy and quick for you – most of any garden center in Dane County.

We are a complete garden center so it is one stop, so you save time. 3000 varieties of annuals and perennials, planted containers, herbs, trees, shrubs, pottery, fertilizer, and much more for you.

Our staff is absolutely outstanding. We have had a perfect score from mystery shoppers.

Display Beds allow you to see the plants growing before you buy.

Call us year round as we live here… We're open year round. I even give out my cell phone # no one else does this.

We have a specialized container department, especially for decks and patios.

We answer the phone even after our normal hours of operation to help you. No one else is doing this.



What Our Customers Say About Us

  • This was the most pleasant shopping experience I’ve had in a very very long time. Such incredible selections and EVERY SINGLE employee was FANTASTIC!

    - Hannah R..
  • Always enjoy the inspiration this place provides! Love there are so many employees around to answer questions and give directions.

    - Chrystal M..
  • Bring your own pots to this place and set up in a potting work station. You can use their soil and expert advice to make your purchase selections… Fun to do with kids.

    - Melle.
  • Awesome place, always friendly and helpful. Beautiful choices for plants!

    - Catherine C.
  • Everything was beautiful today, enjoyed my time there shopping!

    - Deb V.M.
  • Kudos to the crew at ABF for green houses filled with beautiful flowers & creative gardening elements.

    - Deb M.
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