For a lot of Charlotteans, spring means it's time to turn their attention to their gardens. But for some local nurseries, it's a year-round love affair. If you're looking for plants that you won't find at your superstore's garden section along with years of knowledge and advice, here are some of Charlotte's best nurseries and garden centers.
The selection at Rountree is huge, and the staff very well-versed in their plants. No matter what question you have, you'll find someone who can help at Rountree.
In addition, they have a section with locally made crafts, soaps, candles, planters, birdhouses, and other yard and garden decorations. Rountree is family owned and operated and strives to be "your most trusted garden center and plant supplier." They have a full-service garden center as well as a stocked commercial department which caters to the landscape and lawn maintenance industries in North and South Carolina.
517 Rountree Rd
Charlotte, NC 28217
Located in the historic Dilworth neighborhood, Campbell's Greenhouse is a gardener's dream. They have a large bonsai collection and excellent custom arrangements, along with topiaries, statuaries, planters, tropical foliage, gift baskets, and unusual varieties of exotic plants. Orchids are a specialty at Campbell's. They even run an “Orchid Care” program to help bring damaged orchids back to life.
209 McDonald Ave
Charlotte, NC 28203
Pike Nurseries has only been in Charlotte for a bit over a decade, but the history of the company goes back several decades. In their time in town, they've become known as go-to "plant people," providing the best selection of trees, shrubs, vines, perennials, houseplants, seasonal color, sod and more. But they can help with all aspects of outdoor living like patio furniture, grills, pottery, fountains, bird houses, and bird feeders.
12630 N Community House Rd
Charlotte, NC 28277
Located in Charlotte since 2000, Southern Styles offers everything from the extremely common to incredibly unique. They have over 80 varieties of Hosta (from miniature hosta to giant hosta), 20 different type of ferns, 25 varieties of landscape grasses, herbs, annuals, Japanese Maples, and so much more.
They have a grower's plant picker database handy if you need some inspiration on what sort of plants go together. Delivery and installation are offered, and everything is handled by their in-house staff. The site is pet-friendly as long as they are leashed and vaccinated.
4245 Rea Rd
Charlotte, NC 28226
Royal Gardens Inc.
As you're driving by, it's easy to mistake this for just another normal house. But this family-run garden shop is worth a stop inside if you're sprucing up your yard. Whether you're looking for something specific or just looking for inspiration, they have it here.
The inside of the house is a "gift shop" of sorts with a selection of gardening gifts and small tools. But the outside holds a very impressive selection of fountains and larger pots to hold your plants. During planting months, you will find vegetables and herbs, along with some actual plants. There's a great atmosphere that provides an excellent hideaway from the busy city.
1733 E 7th St
Charlotte, NC 28204