6 Best Garden Centers and Nurseries in The 901!

By Brianna Smith-Herman

Memphis is an ideal place to grow just about anything you can imagine. If you’ve got a green thumb, you owe it to yourself to discover some of Memphis’ wonderful garden centers and nurseries. The best ones offer plant varieties and decor, and their firsthand knowledge of the Memphis growing industry means you’ll walk away with the best selections possible. Whether you love flowers or trees, you can stock your garden, house, or workspace within a single stop at one of these garden centers and/or nurseries in the 901. 

Arrowhead Nursery

As a full-service nursery, you can pick up some new plants or flowers and all the mulch to plant them in the ground. Arrowhead Nursery has been providing quality plants to Memphis and The Mid–South for the past six years and is steady growing! Whether you need landscaping, lawn care, or plant life, you’ll find plenty of all three at Arrowhead Nursery.

Urban Earth

Urban Earth is locally owned and operated in the Midtown area. Urban Earth is a welcoming, community-minded resource for plants, garden materials, garden design, creation and management. Urban Earth’s mission is to enhance the natural beauty, livability and resilience of their clients’ and communities’ gardens. 

Terra Cotta 

This dreamy garden shop is every bit as inspiring as it is helpful. Terra Cotta Nursery is a Black women-owned and operated plant shop + creative space in the Binghampton area. Terra Cotta sells plants, candles,  jewelry, etc… They incorporate local products from small businesses as well as their very own products for an overall phenomenal experience. They’re friendly and very knowledgeable about the plants that they sell. Terra Cotta curates events that promote creativity, community and healing.

Palladio Garden Nursery

Palladio Garden Nursery features one of the best varieties of indoor plants, flowers, and trees, with the experience and expertise to help you grow them right in your home or workspace. It’s also a one-stop-shop for antique home decor, patio items, and furniture. 

Dabney Nursery

Dabney Nursery is a garden center that provides plants and landscaping inspiration and is 100 percent service-oriented. Their team is certified plant professionals who know what grows best in the area and stop at nothing to make your outdoor space look crisp, clean, and popping! Their lineup includes an impressive variety of trees, shrubs, flowers, and plants alongside landscaping and decorating items to make every space unique. Dabney Nursery is located in the cut-off of Hacks Cross Rd.

Dan West Garden Center

Now with two locations, Dan West Garden Center has been a Memphis gardening tradition for 70+ years and counting. This locally owned and operated center has a huge selection to ensure you won’t need to make a second trip elsewhere. They pride themselves on stocking hard-to-find flowers and plants to give your garden what it’s been missing.

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