Posted on: June 2, 2021 Posted by: Sarah Giavedoni Comments: 0

Last Updated on April 5, 2023

Here are our favorite local nurseries and garden centers in WNC.

Are you ready to put your yard to work? If the idea of expanding your home garden is growing on you, it’s easy to find all the native plants, tasty veggies, and curb appeal staples you need without going far from home! 

Western North Carolina communities are loved for their inspiring landscapes, dedicated nonprofits, and strong small businesses. And those small businesses need your help. This season, we invite you to support local nurseries and garden centers that help homeowners Live Abundantly in WNC.

Turn your yard into an oasis! Here are our favorite local nurseries and garden centers in WNC.

Skip ahead! Find local nurseries and garden centers near you:

7 garden centers near Asheville

7 Garden Centers near Asheville

B.B. Barns

It’s hard to dispute that B.B. Barns is the ultimate garden center and landscape services company in Asheville. Since 1988, they have supplied a vast selection of plants, products, and gifts from their 4.5-acre destination garden center. And in addition to providing top-quality plants and outstanding customer service, they also offer numerous opportunities for learning about plants and gardening. They can answer basic questions at the garden center. Or you can request a professional consultation about your property. Whatever you need, they can manage with ease.

3377 Sweeten Creek Road, Arden | (828) 394-1305 | 

Fifth Season

Fifth Season takes gardening to a whole new level. Their Asheville store features 15,000 square feet of D.I.Y. heaven, including hydroponics, beer and wine making, home decor and garden art, homesteading supplies, and workshops. They offer a large selection of organic gardening supplies, including organic seeds and plant starts, soils, fertilizers, and pest control. And their nursery produces perennials, annuals, local native plants, and carnivorous plants. You can also find a great range of houseplants, from large palms and sizable tropicals to miniature terrarium plants. Whatever the season outside, you’ll find what you need for your yard at Fifth Season.

4 S Tunnel Road #450, Asheville | (828) 412-3200 |

The Garden Spot and Blacksmith Landscaping

Your future garden awaits at The Garden Spot. Locally owned by Shinnah and Cody Black, this location carries a handpicked selection of herbs, perennials, shrubs, and trees. They also have a wide selection of native, medicinal, and seasonal plants grown in and around Western North Carolina. Inside the shop, you’ll find locally made art, artisan goods, honey, seeds, and other garden related products. It’s a one-stop shop for all your garden needs!

1003-A Charlotte Highway, Fairview | (828) 691-0164 | 

Green Outdoors Landscape and Nursery

Green Outdoors Landscaping and Nursery has been Asheville’s choice for fine landscaping for more than 30 years. Their landscaping business services both residential and commercial properties with installation of water gardens, ponds, tree removal, and pruning. And their five-acre “full-service” nursery carries unique garden accessories, garden statues, birdbaths, birdhouses, ceramic pots, wind chimes, and so much more. Visit them to achieve your landscaping objectives expertly and efficiently.

91 Weaverville Road, Asheville | (828) 645-5298 |

Jesse Israel & Sons Garden Center

Looking for better selection, quality, and knowledge than what the “big boxes” have to offer? The nursery specialists at Jesse Israel & Sons Garden Center are always ready to help with expert gardening advice. This family-run garden center features top-quality trees, shrubs, annuals, perennials, herbs, and bedding plants. They also feature a wide variety of fish and water gardening supplies, garden tools, and accessories, along with fountains and birdbaths. Visit them today for the largest selection of garden seeds and bulbs in the area. 

570 Brevard Road to State Road 3600, Asheville | (828) 254-2671 | 

Reems Creek Nursery

Established in 1979, locals love growing their gardens and growing their knowledge thanks to Reems Creek Nursery. Their premium selection of trees, shrubs, perennials, and annuals has been carefully chosen for beauty, versatility, and suitability to our mountain region. And the Garden Shop features eye-catching books, gardening supplies, and gifts for all ages—including kids. New to gardening? Get regular updates about upcoming workshops and events. Recent topics have included seed starting, warm season vegetables, and traditional wreath making. 

76 Monticello Road, Weaverville | (828) 645-3937 | 

Thyme in the Garden

This delightful stop is a unique garden and gift shop “offering whimsy to the refined, bringing the outdoors in, and delightfully mixing the old with the new.” The shop and garden center carries a wide range of charming gifts, pots, statuary, and tropical plants. You can also find a high-quality selection of perennials and annuals from mid-March through June. Working with a tight yard (or no yard at all)? Thyme in the Garden specializes in container arrangements and garden consultation. Visit them for a destination shopping experience and excellent customer service.

190 Weaverville Road, Asheville | (828) 658-3700 | 

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3 garden centers near Brevard

3 Garden Centers near Brevard

Colonial Acres Nursery

Colonial Acres Nursery grows and sells 150 varieties of accent and ornamental plants, trees, and shrubs in all sizes. For over 30 years, they have specialized in both well-known and rare plants that are native and/or adapted to WNC. They are also the longest established grower and installer of native plants for stream restoration in the region. By choosing trees and shrubs that grow here naturally, you increase the chance that your plants will survive and thrive in your landscape. Contact them for everything from small-area site work to wetland planting to stream and bank stabilization.

2682 Hannah Ford Road, Brevard | (828) 884-4330 | 

Henderson’s Greenhouse & Nursery

In Transylvania County, locals know that Henderson’s is the place to go for locally grown (not shipped in) annuals and vegetables. This family-owned business is a nursery with growers on staff. Visit them for a beautiful selection of plants at wholesale and retail prices. 

1911 Old Rosman Highway, Brevard | (828) 883-3003 | 

New Leaf Garden Market

Nestled in a lovely valley, this unique garden center is waiting to help you with all your gardening needs. Even though they’re small, New Leaf Garden Market takes pride in carrying a wide selection of both native and exotic species of trees, shrubs, ground covers, and seasonal colors. They also offer great garden care products, beautiful pots, and other garden accents. Their staff has spent their lives learning about and caring for plants, so take advantage of their expertise! Find the right plants for all your outdoor (and indoor) spaces.

176 Lyday Loop Road, Pisgah Forest | (828) 966-5323 | 

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4 garden centers near Hendersonville

4 Garden Centers near Hendersonville

A Growing Concern Garden Center

Rooted in Hendersonville since 1986, A Growing Concern is the region’s oldest garden center. They offer an unmatched selection of quality flowering trees, shrubs, unique ornamental conifers, Japanese maples, and truly one-of-a-kind specimens. They’re also proud of their knowledgeable, experienced staff who will create extraordinary landscapes, innovative container gardens, or anything else you can imagine to meet your home gardening desires! Here, fabulous flora is their concern, and their concern is growing.

1707 Spartanburg Highway, Hendersonville | (828) 697-2772 | 

Henn’s Plant Farm

Since the 1950s, the Henn family farm has been open year round to offer seasonal annuals, perennials, fall specialty crops, vegetables, and a wide variety of shrubs and trees. As a plant farm, today Henn’s operates 20 heated and 24 ground cover and shrub houses, with four acres of open nursery area. Their online inventory lists help you map out your gardening and landscaping strategies by season. Let their professional staff help you find the varieties that best suit your landscape design style!

370 Lindsey Loop Road, Fletcher | (828) 684-2321 | 

Linda’s Plants & Shrubs

Linda’s Plants & Shrubs is a family-owned and -operated nursery and garden center serving WNC since 1984. Their greenhouses and main retail operation encompass more than 35,000 square feet of annuals, perennials, hanging baskets, vegetables, herbs, trees, and shrubs—all grown and sold locally. They also produce crops of apples, pumpkins, gourds, and winter squash for your fall harvest and decorating needs. Find them open year round at their Hendersonville location and seasonally at the WNC Farmers Market in Asheville.

308 Stepp Acres Lane, Hendersonville | (828) 685-0738 | 

Raymond’s Garden Center

Raymond’s Garden Center is a three-generation, family-owned and -operated garden center that has served the area since 1993. The center boasts the healthiest, hardiest plants possible, 80% of which are grown in their greenhouses. Visit them for native and hard-to-find plants, annuals, perennials, trees, and shrubs. Plus, the Raymond “Ladies” are a great resource when it comes to container design. Raymond’s is open year round to help with all your gardening and landscaping needs.

1320 Kanuga Road, Hendersonville | (828) 696-8000 | 

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4 garden centers near Waynesville

4 Garden Centers near Waynesville

Cold Mountain Nursery

Located in the beautiful Pigeon River Valley, the Sorrells family takes pride in growing more than 2,000 high-quality shade trees, shrubs, and perennials. During the spring, they also grow flowering annuals, vegetable plants, huge hanging baskets, and geraniums in their greenhouse. The nursery uses state-of-the-art growing techniques, like capturing and recycling water, using geo-discs to control weeds, and using energy-conserving curtains in the greenhouse. They also offer planting and landscaping services, as well as energy-efficient landscaping design. Enjoy the adventure of being in this beautiful valley and discovering plants you have never seen before!

147 Mulberry Lane, Canton | (828) 507-5236 | 

Country Road Farms

Country Road Farms Nursery & Garden Center is a family-owned and -operated retail business located in the mountains of WNC. They offer everything you need for your landscape needs: trees, shrubs, perennials, vegetable seedlings, houseplants, and more. And in addition to acres of greenhouses, the garden center is always bursting with new products year round. During harvest season, the farm offers locally grown apples, pumpkins, corn shocks, and more. And the garden center transforms into a fully adorned Christmas shop during the winter season.

41 Hall Town Road, Sylva | (828) 586-5515 |

Grass Root Gardens

Since 1980, the Artley brothers have grown Grass Root Gardens into one of the best known independent nurseries in Haywood County. This independent garden center specializes in perennial gardens for sun and shade, as well as unique and unusual evergreens and shrubs.  They also offer expert advice on plant selection and landscaping. When you visit, take your time walking through the gardens and greenhouses. Take in the tapestry of light, colors, and textures surrounding you. Grass Root Garden offers much that’s not available at the “big box” stores.

1368 Dellwood Road, Waynesville | (828) 926-0925 |

Sloan’s Plant Farm

At Sloan’s Plant Farm, their Bethel-area greenhouses are their retail location. For over 40 years, they have grown a wide selection of greenhouse plants, including bedding and vegetable plants, herbs, perennials, potted annuals, flowering and foliage hanging baskets, and fall mums. The farm is open year round for retail and wholesale purchases. By appointment only from November to the beginning of March and for large groups.

28 Andis Drive, Canton | (828) 648-6591 | 

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Do you shop at your local nurseries and garden centers? Which ones did we miss? Share your thoughts with us in the comments!

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