Looking to grow your plant family? We’re here with six local plant shops that will knock your stalks off with their house plant offerings. If you’re unsure where to start, we’ve also included some beginner tips + tricks so you can live out your gardening dreams once and floral.
Trees, leaves, and greens — oh my
Atlantic Gardening, 5217 Atlantic Ave. | We recommended stopping by the Fresh Cut Flower Bar for a DIY bouquet experience. If you want a challenge, you can also find resources to build a bird sanctuary or a terrarium.
Copperline Plant Co., 300 Blake St. | This vibrant + homey shop entered the plant scene in 2021. Pro tip: In need of a craft or a lesson to improve your green thumb? This shop offers classes on a variety of topics.
Homewood Nursery & Garden Center, 10809 Honeycutt Rd. | The nursery has a long history of supporting the local community through donations. Bonus: The store hosts an annual “12 Days of Christmas” sale featuring special deals on gifts + decor. Plus, each day will feature different specials.
Logan’s Garden Shop, 707 Semart Dr. | This shop came in at No. 69 in Garden Center Magazine’s “Top 100 Independent Garden Centers of America.” Bonus: Stop by the Seaboard Cafe for a bite to eat. Check out the menu.
The Zen Succulent,123 Market St., Ste. B, Durham | Founder Megan George Cain recently published the book “Modern Terrarium Studio” as an homage to the shop + her love of plants. Stop in to say hi and learn from the author herself.
Becoming a plant parent
People interested in starting their growing journey should opt for plants with dark green leaves — these low-light plants require less water (read: lower maintenance required). Plants in this category include: