As our allergies like to constantly remind us, spring has sprung. Of course, seeing Charlotte in full bloom makes all that sneezing and coughing well worth it. Our city is made even more beautiful this time of year thanks to all of the flora and fauna. So if you want to bring that same sense of renewal and vitality into your home, but on a more manageable scale, check out our favorite places to shop for plants locally:
Located in Optimist Hall, Paradiso is a plant paradise filled with house plants, accessories, and home goods for both new and experienced plant parents. Plus, it doesn’t hurt that you can enjoy lunch or a sweet treat from one of the fabulous Optimist Hall vendors while shopping.
Address: 1115 North Brevard St.
Located in SouthEnd, Campbell’s is a retail greenhouse with an in-house design team that can create eye-catching custom live plant decorative containers. Campbell’s is also well regarded as an orchid specialist and, as you may or may not know, our very own Genevieve is an avid orchid collector so it’s no wonder this spot makes our list!
Address: 209 McDonald Ave.
Stop by PlantHouse in Dilworth to enjoy a drink at the bar and stroll through their floor-to-ceiling plant jungle to pick out the perfect plant for your house. You can also B.Y.O.T. (build your own terrarium) or sign up as a group for a fun terrarium-building workshop.
Address: 2452 Park Rd., Unit D
Since 1980, Rountree has been a family-run, full-service garden center that specializes in blooming and foliar annuals like azaleas, begonias, and gerbera daisies. In addition to being open to the home gardener, Rountree also has a commercial department for landscaping and lawn maintenance.
Address: 610 Scholtz Rd.
Malone’s Nursery wears the crown for Charlotte’s smallest greenhouse, but don’t let them fool you. They have a big selection! Malone’s specializes in succulents so it’s a great place to go if you are looking for a lower maintenance plant. In addition to succulents, you’ll find air plants, cacti, carnivorous plants, bonsai, and more.
Address: 100 Radio Rd.
Blackhawk Hardware in Park Road Shopping Center has been a beloved home supply destination for years and their garden center is no exception. They have everything from plants and hanging baskets to yard decor and fountains. Plus, Blackhawk Hardware is dog-friendly so you can bring your pup along for ride.
Address: 4225 Park Rd.
This boutique plant shop snagged a spot in popular Camp North End and has curated a special assortment of hand-picked plants, planters, and other accessories like candles and baskets. We also love that Grow features pottery and other gifts from independent artists.
Address: 270 Camp Rd., Suite 101
With 19 locations around the Southeast including 4 in the Charlotte area, Pike Nurseries takes the guesswork out of gardening by offering everything from planting services to at-home garden consultation to custom landscape design and installation. Perfect for beginners to professional green thumbs alike.
Address: 1016 Devore Ln., 12630 North Community House Rd., 9825 McKay Rd., and 18234 Statesville Rd.
The Cactus Club started off as a mobile plant shop around town, but has now grown roots in SouthEnd. They offer a wide selection of cacti and tropical house plants. Plus, they offer plant styling and sourcing services.
Address: 1425 Winnifred St., Suite 106
Know of another spot that should be on our list? Leave a comment below.
Cover Photo: Malone’s Nursery