Visit these plant nurseries and shops to start your spring garden

We’re putting the petal to the metal.

Reddish-purple flowering shrubs lined in rows at a garden center

We’re rooting for you this planting season.

Spring is right around the corner, and per reader requests, we’re helping all the green thumbs out there get a head start on planning their gardens. We rounded up 10+ plant nurseries and garden centers that’ll knock your stalks off with a selection of plants, flowers, and veggies galore — plus a few indoor plant shops for those who don’t want to bother with rakes and raised beds.

Garden centers + nurseries

Jesse Israel & Sons Garden Center, 570 Brevard Rd.
Find all sorts of trees, shrubs, bedding plants, and spring bulbs available at this family-run business at the WNC Farmers Market.

Fifth Season Gardening, 4 S. Tunnel Rd., #450
Plant lovers can take their time exploring the 15,000-sqft store with a nursery that includes perennials, annuals, local native plants, and even a vast selection of homebrewing supplies.

Thyme in the Garden, 190 Weaverville Rd.
Strike up a conversation with the staff at this enchanting garden to get all your planting questions answered — and be sure to check out the selection of adorable pots, jewelry, and home decor.

Green Outdoors Landscaping & Nursery, 91 Weaverville Hwy.
Beyond the nursery’s selection of trees, shrubs, and a wide variety of succulents, the staff specializes in landscape development to help you transform your space into an outdoor oasis.

M.R. Gardens, 441 Onteora Blvd. (open by appointment)
This neighborhood nursery specializes in sustainably grown native plants and flowers — reserve your picks online to schedule pickup.

B.B. Barns, 3377 Sweeten Creek Rd., Arden
Reserve a block of time to take in all the greenery at this four-acre garden center, filled with a diverse selection of plants — if you have a specific project in mind, B.B. Barns can even help out with landscaping services.

Mountain Meadows Nursery, 40 Elkins Branch Rd., Weaverville
Since 1986, this nursery has been supplying WNC with “unusual” evergreens, dwarf conifers, companion plants, and hostas.

Reems Creek Nursery, 76 Monticello Rd., Weaverville
Whether you’re looking to cultivate a vegetable patch or build a fairy garden, you’ll find plenty of plants + supplies for both — and check out the nursery’s list of upcoming events to get instruction from gardening experts.

Sow True Seed, 243 Haywood St.
If it’s seeds you seek, look no further — the shop has a variety of vegetable, herb, and flower seeds, plus bulbs and live plants.

Indoor plant shops

Flora, 428B Haywood Rd.
This full-service floral design service and plant shop has you covered with custom bouquets for special occasions or a selection of plants, pots, and terrariums available to shop in-store.

Palm and Pine, 178B Westwood Pl.
Shop the array of indoor plants inside this neighborhood shop, or join the plant club to get a new box of goodies each month.

ChloroPHyll, 585 Haywood Rd.
From snake plants to scindapsus, pottery to potting soils, find all the items you need at this West Asheville spot.

Rose’s Garden Shop, 211 Charlotte St.
This enchanting shop is filled with unique indoor + outdoor plants and eclectic vintage and antique accessories.

The Gardener’s Cottage, 34 All Souls Crescent
Find plants, flowers, and gifts in this cozy, homey Biltmore Village shop.

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