East Alabama’s General Store & Garden Center

Downing & Sons

East Alabama’s
General Store & Garden Center

Downing
& Sons

Serving East Alabama since 1963

Sewing Supplies, Garden Center, and more!

We are a family-run, fabric, home and garden store that has been operating in Anniston, Alabama, since 1963. We specialize in designer fabrics for upholstery, organic seeds, and amazing fertilizers. With a fully stocked garden center and an extensive selection of sewing supplies, Downing & Sons is a classic general store featuring curated and quality home goods.

Garden Center

Explore our inventory of plants, seeds, feed, and more! We carry top brands of soil and fertilizer as well as all the tools you need to make your garden a paradise.

fabric & upholstery

Our designer fabrics for upholstery feature hand-picked selections from Europe, sewing supplies, and hard-to-find patterns and cleaners.

Our History

1963

Downing's General Store Opens

Louis & Tom Downing open the original Downing’s General Store at 1030 Gurnee Ave in Anniston, AL.

2007

Lewis Downing starts at the store

Lewis Downing starts work at the job that will grow into the 3rd generation of Downing’s operating the family store.

2022

Garden Center Expansion

The Seed Store expands to neighboring building to create a larger space for the garden center side of the business.

1987

Robert Downing Returns

Robert Downing comes back to Anniston from his travels to take the helm as the 2nd generation of Downing’s.

2013

50th Anniversary

Store celebrates 50th Anniversary and officially becomes known as Downing & Sons.

Our History

1963

Downing's General Store Opens

Louis & Tom Downing open the original Downing’s General Store at 1030 Gurnee Ave in Anniston, AL.

1987

Robert Downing Returns

Robert Downing comes back to Anniston from his travels to take the helm as the 2nd generation of Downing’s.

2007

Lewis Downing starts at the store

Lewis Downing starts work at the job that will grow into the 3rd generation of Downing’s operating the family store.

2013

50th Anniversary

Store celebrates 50th Anniversary and officially becomes known as Downing & Sons.

2022

Garden Center Expansion

The Seed Store expands to neighboring building to create a larger space for the garden center side of the business.

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Feed &
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