Spring into the season with these 7 local garden shops [Photos]

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We’re blooming with great vibes, thanks to our new plants from Sweet Peas Garden Shop! Photo via Matthew Niblett for Bham Now

Calling all lovers of plants! Spring is here and the plants are in bloom, and there’s no better time than now to head out to one of Birmingham’s stellar garden shops to get everything you need for your personal garden. We picked out 7 local garden shops that can help you exercise your green thumb this Spring!

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1. Sweet Peas Garden Shop

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So much greenery! Photo via Nathan Watson for Bham Now

Sweet Peas Garden Shop is a garden shop in the heart of downtown Homewood. As a family-owned garden shop, the staff are always happy to answer any questions you may have! Sweet Peas has anything you may need to spruce up your garden, like:

  • Annuals
  • Perennials
  • Vegetables
  • Herbs
  • House Plants
  • Fertilizer
  • Pots
  • Garden Statues
  • And more!

And that’s not all. At Sweet Peas, you’ll meet the cutest cat, Bella! This feline employee will help you make the most of your trip to this unique garden shop.

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Meet Sweet Peas’ cutest employee, Bella! She takes her salary in treats, pets and head scratches. Photo via Nathan Watson for Bham Now

2. Collier’s Nursery

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Rows and rows of your favorite plants at Collier’s Nursery. Photo via Nathan Watson for Bham Now

Since 1997, Collier’s Nursery has been helping locals utilize their green thumbs with their wide variety of quality plants & garden products. Located on Old Rocky Ridge Road, Collier’s Nursery is a huge, state-of-the-art greenhouse full of popular plants and gardening accoutrements. With their knowledgeable & friendly staff and huge variety of plants, Collier’s Nursery has everything you need to succeed in your garden.

3. Oak Street Garden Shop

Oak Street Garden Shop
Getting your garden ready for the season? Oak Street Garden Shop has everything you need. Photo via Oak Street Garden Shop

For over 30 years Oak Street Garden Shop has been a neighborhood fixture in Crestline Village in Mountain Brook, offering the highest quality plants for home and garden, creative container plantings, and friendly service. If you’re looking for a beautiful orchid or arrangement to gift someone or are searching for flowers, herbs, perennials or succulents for your outdoor spaces, this is your place—and their 3 garden shop cats are a happy bonus! While you’re there, walk across the street to enjoy the pollinator garden (The O’Neal Community Garden) they plant and maintain.

4. Shoppe

Shoppe
It really doesn’t get prettier than this. Photo via Beth Cunningham for Bham Now

Located in the historic Forest Park neighborhood of Birmingham, Shoppe has been the go-to shop for all things plants since they opened in 2017. Shoppe carries a variety of bedding plants, perennials, shrubs and more—perfect for anyone looking to spruce up their downtown apartment. Plus, Shoppe carries more than houseplants. You’ll find custom-made candles, pottery and more!

5. Botanica

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Botanica specializes in rare houseplants, perfect for sprucing up your apartment’s balcony. Photo via Botanica on Facebook

Located in downtown Birmingham, Botanica is a local garden shop beloved by all who visit. With their wide selection of desert, tropical and rare houseplants, Botanica has a plant for everyone from homeowners to college students.

In addition, Botanica offers virtual AND in-home consultations to help you decide what plants would look best in your home. Plus, you can order your plants for curbside pickup or delivery through UPS!

6. Leaf & Petal

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What are your favorite types of plants? Photo via Leaf & Petal on Facebook
  • Leaf & Petal: Website | Facebook | Instagram
  • Addresses:
    • Mountain Brook Village: 2817 Cahaba Road, Mountain Brook, AL
    • The Summit: 4113 Crosshaven Dr, Vestavia Hills, AL 35243
    • Deal Depot: 370 Summit Boulevard, Birmingham, AL
    • Botanical Gardens: 2612 Lane Park Road, Birmingham, AL

Founded in 1974, Leaf & Petal has been a Birmingham favorite for decades. Since its begining, Leaf & Petal has prided itself on its hometown feel and old-fashioned customer service. At Leaf & Petal, each and every guest will recieve one-on-one attention from an expert employee.

7. Hanna’s Garden Shop

Hanna's Garden Shop
Family-owned Hanna’s Garden Shop has everything you need to make your garden pop. Photo via Hanna’s Garden Shop on Facebook

For three generations, the Hanna family has owned & operated Hanna’s Garden Shop along Highway 280 in Birmingham. At this locally-owned garden shop, you’ll find an impressive collection of high quality plants, trees, shrubs, pottery and much more. Plus, the Hanna family will be more than happy to help you make the most out of your garden!

Grab your Trowels and Get to Planting

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Bham Now’er Chaise Sanders holding her newest plant from Sweet Peas Garden Shop. Photo via Nathan Watson for Bham Now

Planning to spruce up your home with new greenery? Make plans to visit one (or more!) of these locally-owned garden shops in the Birmingham area! Each one has everything you need to unleash your inner gardener.

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Whats is your favorite garden shop in Birmingham? Tag us @bhamnow to let us know!

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