As spring descends upon our region, gardening enthusiasts are ready to explore every plant shop they can! Our favorite plant shops in Middle Tennessee range from large garden centers to cozy corner shops, but they are all renowned for their impeccable customer service and remarkable bounty of healthy plants. Shop local this spring, and your hard-earned dollars will be funneled right back into Middle Tennessee’s vibrant communities.

Skip the ordinary and expected. Instead, head out to one of the following extraordinary plant shops and level up both your skills and your plant collection.

Rooted from Yarrow Acres
424 Main St A | Franklin
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When you are searching for a unique house plant, a specialty gift for a loved one, or new décor for your outdoor spaces, you can’t do better than Rooted from Yarrow Acres. Located in a darling shop directly on Main Street in Franklin, the knowledgeable, welcoming staff specialize in helping plant cultivators like you care for niche species for the first time. Stop by for one plant, certainly—but we have to warn you that you’ll likely be back for a dozen more before long!

305 E Trinity Ln #103 | Nashville
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Flora, a woman-owned, environment and ethics-first business, specializes in providing Nashvillians with top-quality houseplants. This little shop is equally perfect for first-time plant owners and those seeking to expand their collections.

No matter your level of expertise, you will enjoy a full-service, concierge-style shopping experience with each visit to Flora. The staff will help you select the ideal plants for your space, do a complimentary repotting, and then give you all the info you need to help your new plants thrive.

Martin's Home & Garden
1020 NW Broad St | Murfreesboro
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Since they first opened in 1982, Martin’s Home & Garden has been Murfreesboro’s favorite gardening destination. The nursery specializes in cultivating an ever-rotating selection of seasonal plants in addition to lush evergreen options. Shop home décor and locally-made artisanal treats, ask the highly educated staff about your gardening projects, and prepare to wander a while as you bask in the welcoming atmosphere.

Creekside Garden Center
106 Harding Pl | Nashville
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Since its opening in 1992, native Nashvillians Todd Estepp and Philip Gentry have kept Creekside Garden Center true to its mission: namely, to provide affordable, top-quality gardening to their community. As you return to the garden center again and again, you’ll find that the staff learns your name, remembers your gardening goals, and welcomes you with warm sincerity each time.

Browse their expansive collection of incredible plants, shrubs, herbs, and flowers, shop for gifts and accessories, and introduce yourself to your new friends. Before you know it, Creekside Garden Center will be your first and only stop for all your gardening needs.

Earth First Plant Co.
142 N Water Ave | Gallatin
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Earth First Plant Co., located next to the Palace Theater in downtown Gallatin, stocks only the best quality houseplants, beautiful planters, artisan handicrafts, vintage clothing, and vintage home goods. If you need assistance with your own plants, bring them over for maintenance and repotting services. Do you need more plants than your vehicle can carry? Delivery services are available as well!

Earth First Plant Co. is the passion project of Lauren and Emma, whose intention is to preserve vintage items, encourage sustainability, and bring unique houseplants to Gallatin. If you resonate with these goals, or just want to find the perfect gift for a loved one, you must check out one of our region's newest speciality plant shops!

Gardens of Babylon
900 Rosa L Parks Blvd | Nashville
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Gardens of Babylon, now in its 21st year, is conveniently situated alongside the downtown Nashville Farmers’ Market. They maintain the title of “Nashville’s largest family-owned-and-operated garden center,” but don’t be intimidated; the atmosphere is laid-back and welcoming.

Gardens of Babylon cultivates a huge selection of native and edible plants and continues its mission to educate each guest on sustainability practices that will safeguard the natural beauty and resources of Middle Tennessee.

Professional landscapers and first-time plant buyers alike are welcome here. Whatever your project, they are guaranteed to help get you started and learn how to keep your plants thriving year-round.

Fernwood Garden Center
1075 N James Campbell Blvd | Columbia
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Twenty-one years ago, the Finley family opened Fernwood. Today, the family-owned-and-operated garden center is a wonderland of lush, gorgeous flowering vines, plants, shrubs, and trees. As you make your way through the gardens, you’ll encounter a curated collection of antiques and a statuary garden, so do plan to capture some stunning Instagram shots!

The staff, all of whom are expert gardeners, can help you plan your outdoor garden and learn how to help it thrive. Did you know that Fernwood offers full-service landscaping? If your yard needs a total overhaul, speak to a landscaping consultant!

Moore & Moore Garden Center
8216 TN-100 | Nashville
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For three generations, Moore and Moore has been Nashville’s go-to family-owned-and-operated garden center. No matter the nature of your gardening project, whether indoor or outdoor, you will find exactly what you need. The staff are friendly, knowledgeable, and eager to help you boost your green thumb skills.

Are you looking for indoor or outdoor décor items? Be sure to check out Moore and Moore’s full stock of both on-trend and timeless designs. Whether you want traditional or organic plants, Moore and Moore has more at prices that will make you smile.

Lawrence & Clarke Cacti Co
2003 Old Hickory Blvd | Lakewood
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Lawrence & Clarke began as a farmers market pop-up shop but has since become one of the most beloved succulent shop in Middle Tennessee. Allow yourself to mentally unwind as you shop on-trend home décor, plant accessories, air plants, cacti, succulents, and houseplants in this relaxing, convenient shop.   

In addition to hosting terrarium-building classes, private parties, artisan night markets, and offering a wide array of locally made pottery and vintage goods, Lawrence & Clarke also offers plants for hotels in the area. Whether you’re visiting for a short time or have lived here all your life, this succulent shop is a must-visit destination.

Bates Nursery & Garden Center
3810 Whites Creek Pike | Nashville
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Bates Nursery has been continuously family-owned-and-operated since it first opened 92 years ago. Located just a short drive from Nashville, this independent nursery stocks a wide variety of shrubs, trees, edible plants, houseplants, ornamentals, accessories, soil, mulch, and more.

Their expert staff loves to answer any questions guests have about growing robust, healthy plants in our region. If you cannot find the precise plant, tree, or shrub you’re pining for, they will happily order any rare plants you require for your projects.

The Takeaway

As you have seen, Middle Tennessee is home to numerous unique plant shops. Did we include your favorite shop? If not, we would love to hear from you in the comments. If your favorite made our list, let us know what you love most about it!

We hope you enjoy the upcoming gorgeous months in Middle Tennessee.

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