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Best place to buy plants


Garden*Hood in Grant Park comes first in both your picks and ours.

1) Garden*Hood

You said, “Always new and hard to find plants! Definitely for the gardener who wants a little something different.”

2) Habersham Gardens

3) Pike Nurseries

4) (tie) Grower’s Outlet

4) (tie) Home Depot


1) Garden*Hood, Grant Park

“Garden*Hood may not be as large as a Pike or as affordable as a big box store, but they make up for it with their funky selection of specialty plants and incredibly knowledgeable and eager staff. This Grant Park gem, with its turquoise-painted garden beds and chicken coops, is the place to go for unique finds sure to make your gardener friends green with envy.”

2) Pike Nurseries, Toco Hills

3) Habersham Gardens, Midtown

4) Scottsdale Farms, Alpharetta

5) Boxwoods Gardens & Gifts, Buckhead

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May 11th, 2010
8:01 am



May 11th, 2010
8:23 am

Blooms and Blossoms in Milton. Great selection and some unusual flowers.

Mary B.

May 11th, 2010
8:54 am

Ebay is a great place to find unusual plants & great deals.


May 11th, 2010
9:02 am

Go to any local wal mart, home depot, or lowe’s………. bonnie plant farm plants. good stuff, good prices


May 11th, 2010
9:13 am

Garden*Hood in Grant Park for sure folks!
Seriously take a look and you will see the difference in your average store and a neighborhood cooperative-feel sanctuary.

Employees are honest, knowledgable, and just plain fun.


May 11th, 2010
9:38 am

Can’t beat Growers Outlet in Loganville for selection and prices.


May 11th, 2010
10:00 am

Turnerville Nursery in Habersham. Great healthy plants and nice owners.


May 11th, 2010
10:05 am

Between Nursery in Between, GA. — locally grown, high quality plants.


May 11th, 2010
10:11 am

Seedtime Harvest Greenhouse & Gardens sales at the Holy Comforter Episcopal Church in East Atlanta – monthly throughout the growing season, for organic vegetables, herbs, flowers, etc. that also support a wonderful cause. Thyme after Thyme in Winterville GA just outside Athens for a great variety of herbs. For 40-pound bags of cottonseed meal, alfalfa meal, dried molasses, and loose seeds by the ounce or the pound – in other words, a traditional feed & seed store that also sells bedding plants, baby chicks and animal/pet supplies, you can’t beat Standard Feed & Seed on Brannen Road SE off the Gresham Rd exit of I-20. For Sunday afternoon plant shopping when cash is no issue, Habershams or Hastings. Pikes on Piedmont is now selling some organics, by the way. Also, join the Georgia forum of and participate in semi-annual plant trades – fun and free!


May 11th, 2010
10:16 am

Lady’s Slipper and Autumn Hill out Arnold Mill RD.
Blossom and Bloom on Brimingham Hwy has the best annuals around. From the looks of the place you know he loves his plants.


May 11th, 2010
10:24 am

The Mill Pond near Senoia is a great nursery. All kinds of variety


May 11th, 2010
10:30 am

scottdale farms,blossoms and blooms,autumn hill(there are 2),granny b’s is new and neat!!


May 11th, 2010
10:31 am

forgot Randys nursery in gwinett


May 11th, 2010
10:38 am

Yeah its a drive out there but I am very fond of Lady Slipper . Solid variety & very friendly .


May 11th, 2010
11:03 am

Cass High School in Cartersville, Ga.greenhouse sale, Select Seeds by catalog from N.J., Sweet Peas Nursery in Birmingham, Ala. and the free plant swap at the Cartersville Library.


May 11th, 2010
11:13 am

HABERSHAM! Defiantly! They have an awesome expert there named John. Ask for him. He really knows his flora and is great a composing vignettes to make your garden look spectacular!

Dr. Str8 from the Dec

May 11th, 2010
11:53 am

Grower’s Outlet in Logansville.

FM Fats

May 11th, 2010
11:58 am

Garden Hood is a wonderful place to shop, especially when combined with a meal at Stone Soup Kitchen across the street. We got a raised bed from Farmer D’s and love the service there, too.


May 11th, 2010
12:08 pm

Hall’s Flower and Garden on Memorial Drive in Stone Mountain. They grow all their vegetables from seed and have so many different kinds of heirloom and hybrid tomatoes and peppers, cucumbers, eggplants, squash, etc..and I find their prices on vegetables to be better than the box stores and Pikes. I have also seen some plants there I haven’t seen anywhere else. Their staff is very knowledgeable too.

Ga Dawg

May 11th, 2010
12:11 pm

TWIN BRANCH NURSERY off 92 roswell/woodstock area. Owners are great, selection is amazing but the real joy is the sprawling 5 acres that it sits on. Wish I’d known about this last year. I just found them and their prices are down to “earth” :) – doesn’t hurt that they are huge Dawg fans either.


May 11th, 2010
1:02 pm

I agree about Hall’s Flowers in Stone Mountain. I went there last week and got some really unique varieties. Great prices and really healthy plants. Worth my drive, for sure.


May 11th, 2010
1:31 pm

I am glad to see someone post about Hall’s in Stone Mountain. I thought it was my little secret. Very peaceful atmosphere and shopping. Good prices and quality plants.


May 11th, 2010
8:18 pm

definitely Pikes


May 11th, 2010
9:47 pm

Growers Outlet in Loganville!!!!! Get there EARLY on the weekend. They list pricing on their website @


May 12th, 2010
11:07 am

The Standard Feed and Seed off I-20 of Gresham Exit on the access road right behind the gas station. It a mom and pop store and in the back of other stores but great prices. This is not a Home Depot or a Lowes so think small and friendly. I got ALL my plants for my garden last year and this year and they gave me plenty! I already have tomatoes!


May 12th, 2010
3:21 pm

Frank Smith Nursery – off Lawrenceville Hwy – inside Perimeter.


May 13th, 2010
12:17 pm

Hall’s is my favorite. Large variety, knowledgeable staff, great atmosphere and great prices! They also have some pond plants. I love walking through the greenhouses.


May 13th, 2010
1:28 pm

ACE Hardware on Scott blvd


May 13th, 2010
2:56 pm

Walker Nursery Farms, Walt Stephens Rd., Jonesboro. Lots of native plants, good advice, wonderful selection

Brunswick Stew King aka Margarita King aka Plant King

May 13th, 2010
3:14 pm


May 16th, 2010
9:28 am

Specialty Ornamentals in Watkinsville, GA is great. They are seasonal for retail, but they have a lot of interesting plants and amazing expertise.


May 16th, 2010
10:51 am

Buying plants in a store is so last century. I get all my plants from these days, just because of the variety and convenience.


May 16th, 2010
11:19 am

By all means, Pike’s Family Nursery. I spend on avg, an hour a week from early spring to early fall. I’m constantly changing the wardrobe of my yard to match the seasons. I mainly visit the one in Lynberb but I frequent Toco Hills and Buckhead as well. The staff at ALL of the locations is friendly.

Not Farmer D's

May 16th, 2010
11:38 am

Not Farmer D’s because of the insanely high prices…..what a rip-off.


May 16th, 2010
11:49 am

Quail Hollow Nursery in Dacula. Best kept secret in Metro Atlanta!!


May 16th, 2010
1:02 pm

Home Depot! Have been very impressed with the selections at both the Paces Ferry/Cumberland and Buckhead stores this year. Great quality and they beat the prices of anywhere else on like items. I still go to Pike Nursery for those ’special’ items like Chinese Banana, Papyrus, Horsetail Rush or any of the Monrovia Nursery branded plants. Glad to see that THD has lots of the ‘Proven Winners’ selections this year.


May 16th, 2010
1:44 pm

Saynt Andrews Color does a fabulous job with any type of flowers. Located in the Atlanta Area. Contact info….Gregg Andrews 4043918537


May 17th, 2010
8:38 am

Medlock rd. Pike’s!


May 17th, 2010
2:17 pm

Growers Outlet in Loganville! Bring your trailer! Jammed packed on the weekends.

David Bruce

May 17th, 2010
10:23 pm

Hastings off Peachtree. We drive there from Stone Mountain regularly for our plant needs. They have the most knowledgeable staff.


May 17th, 2010
10:32 pm

Our secret is out Loganville. Growers Outlet is by far the best. It is a social event for gardeners on the weekends. I like to walk through to check the selection on weekdays . Then I find a cart and load it up. On the weekends you can expect to see a police office directing traffic, QT gas station parking, and ask your adult passenger to jump out to claim that soon to be empty parking spot and empty cart.

RC Stone Mountain

May 18th, 2010
7:40 am

Garden*Hood is GREAT! We drive in all the way from Stone Mountain to shop there. They have a great selection of plants with useful advice — on display with the plants — about what to plant when and where. And if that’s not enough, they have a friendly and knowledgeable staff.

Lucy has 2 Daddies

May 21st, 2010
10:30 am

GARDENHOOD is one of ATL’s Best Kept Secrets ! David McMullen & staff are knowledgeable & fun! Plants that you can’t find anywhere else in our city!

Honky Talkin'

May 24th, 2010
3:24 pm

Lowes in Edgewood…very friendly staff too.


May 24th, 2010
4:49 pm

Bates Ace Hardware on Howell Mill Rd. Great selection.


May 24th, 2010
5:35 pm

Definitely ACE Hardware on Scott blvd or Pike!

Reluctant customer

May 25th, 2010
1:11 pm

Having seen the comments on Garden Hood my wife and I went for a visit. We missed their location and ended up turning on Memorial and attempting to go around the block for another try. What a complete toilet of a neighborhood this place is in! They had nice plants and the staff certainly was friendly and helpful, but these women actually work at this place after dark? I was worried on a Saturday morning when the sun was up.

How unfortunate that so many will avoid this business just because of their location. I may call ahead to see if something specific is there, but that is the last time I will visit just for a browse.

David mcMullin

May 26th, 2010
9:07 pm

I am one of the owners of GardenHood and we are absolutely thrilled at all of the great support we’ve seen in our first year of business. We promise to only get better. Thanks everyone!
To the “reluctant customer” who described our neighborhood as a toilet – we wouldn’t care to ever see you again at our shop, so no need to call ahead.
We intentionally opened our nursery in the heart of a vital, generous, hip, urban community where thoughtful people are living intentionally and are in tune with what’s important in our culture.
We are located within a mile of Oakland Cemetary, Zoo Atlanta, the King Center, the headquarters for Trees Atlanta and Habitat for Humanity, the Cabbagetown, Inman Park, and Grant Park historic districts, and our neighbors include some of Atlanta’s best known and loved restaurants, pubs, shops and characters. This is the real Atlanta.
We have been well-supported and welcome by our neighborhood and we wouldn’t want to be anywhere else. We look forward to many years of watching gardens grow in the “hood”.
Reluctant customer, we just aren’t for you. Please stay home… where you are safe.