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10 of the Best Nurseries in the Triad

It’s a great time of year to shop at your local plant nurseries! We made a list of 10 of the best nurseries in the area- why not try them all? This list isn’t in any particular order- we recommend all of these garden centers! So whether you’re near Winston Salem, Greensboro, Kernersville, or further out in Mount Airy, Colfax, or Lexington, there is an excellent garden center near you! We hope you consider us when you think about your favorite places to buy plants, but we all like to check out other places too. Here are some other places we think are going a great job in the Triad area.

Have you ever wondered what the difference is between a garden center and a plant nursery? Garden centers carry gardening supplies, tools, and decor in addition to plants.  Nurseries typically only carry plants and planting material like dirt, soil amendments and fertilizers. Nurseries tend to have the infrastructure to grow their own plants, whether from seed, propagation, or plugs.

Looking for recommendations for local garden centers? Check out our blog on 10 of the Best Garden Centers in the Triad!


Gossett’s Landscape Nursery are growers of superior quality woody ornamental plants, shrubs, and trees since 1955. Located in Guilford county of the Piedmont triad region of north-central North Carolina, they supply quality plant material to garden centers, landscapers, and contractors in the mid-atlantic region.

Myers Greenhouse

Located in Lexington, Myers Greenhouse provides high-quality products for homeowners to spruce up their landscapes. Their greenhouse has a beautiful selection of seasonal plants, flowering plants, bedding plants, shrubs, herbs, vegetable plants, houseplants, and other garden accessories.

Joe's Landscaping

Joe’s Landscaping & Nursery was established in Lewisville in 1964 by Joe and Esther Marion. It began as a landscaping company and added a nursery division to sell additional plants to fellow landscapers. As the years progressed, the nursery division grew larger and began to accommodate residential customers also. Eventually the landscaping division was phased out to focus their total attention on the public and their nursery needs.

Jones Plants & Nursery

Jones Plants & Nursery in Rural Hall is a small family run greenhouse business, growing one of the largest selection of garden transplant vegetable plants anywhere in the Triad. They also offer a large variety of bedding plants, geraniums, hanging baskets and more!

Frank's Perennial Borders

Since opening in 1989, Frank’s Perennial Border has worked to become one of the most trusted and experienced landscape nurseries in the Triad area. With a unique focus on a wide selection of perennial plants, Frank’s Perennial Border is a plant nursery and local greenhouse serving customers across the greater Winston-Salem, NC area. Specializing in NC native plants and flowering plants for a variety of uses, Frank’s has an unmatched selection of plants for your home and landscaping needs. 

Wall Greenhouse

Located in Dobson, Wall Greenhouse & Nursery is a family owned and operated greenhouse specializing in spring flowers, custom container gardens, shrubs and more! Wall Greenhouse is currently excited to offer fruit trees and shrubs, seeding potatoes, and cute pots for your garden!

Greensboro Shrub Nursery

Greensboro Shrub Nursery was started in 1979 by brothers Jeff & Greg Creed and is now the largest wholesale and retail nursery in the Triad. Greensboro Shrub Nursery offers trees, perennials, shrubs, grasses, pine needles, potting soil and more. Our staff members and landscapers have decades of experience working closely with businesses and home owners to create beautiful landscapes and yardscapes. Greensboro Shrub Nursery offers hundreds of planting options that are budget friendly and provide delivery services.

A&A Plants

A&A Plants are commercial growers with a retail location on site! In addition to a selection of perennials and annuals, they have an amazing gift shop, hardware section and any fertilizer you could imagine!

Elderberry Creek Farm & Nursery

Elderberry Creek Farm says of their business: “We’re a home based nursery that opened to the public July 2020 after having offered landscaping services to the Triad since 2003. We offer a large number of perennials including native ones. Unusual, unique and hard to find plants are always on the menu.” They are a great spot to shop for fruit trees and shrubs!

Mitchell's Nursery

Last but not least, we’d be remiss not to mention ourselves! Mitchell’s Nursery has been providing plants to the Triad since 1979. We carry a wide variety of shrubs, trees, perennials, annuals, vegetable plants, houseplants, and seasonal plants like geraniums and poinsettias. Mitchell’s Nursery is a local, family-owned business with a knowledgeable staff on-site to answer all of your plant questions. Located in King, NC, just north of Winston-Salem, we sell to landscapers, contractors, florists, garden centers, and the public!