Calling all gardeners and gardener wannabes! Rita's Backyard Garden Center and Tea Room has fall plants, including mums, Rudbeckia, white and purple cabbage, kale and ornamental grasses. At Rita's in Fishers, Indiana, staff can help you plan out a new fall design for your planters and container boxes. Better yet, you can drop your containers off, let them make an arrangement for you and pick it up later. If you're really not the gardening type, this is a bargain - and your neighborhood association will thank you! Judy Erner, Hamilton County Convention and Visitors Bureau community and events manager, says Rita's is a hidden jewel in our 8 Great Towns. The house and barn which makes up Rita's is the site of one of the last homesteads in Fishers. Since purchasing the property in 1996, Rita Beck and her husband not only created the garden center, they turned the barn into a gift shop and tea room. Since the barn used to be home to sheep, Rita likes to say "We are a little slice of leftover country, turning sheep into chic!" In addition to purchasing plants and gardening items, at Rita's you can:

  • Find a unique gift.
  • Host a baby shower, bridal shower or special birthday party.
  • Enjoy lunch in their tea room, Tuesday-Saturday, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

What other unique shops in our 8 Great Towns have great customer service that have helped make your life easier?