5 plant shopping spots in Birmingham

Birmingham Alabama
Our favorite part of the Birmingham Botanical Gardens Fall Plant Sale – Native Plants! (Pat Byington/Bham Now)

Native plants are the rave this spring. Make sure to check out our other stories on pollinators in Alabama before shopping for your plants.

Spruce up your gardening collection this spring with local native plants. Keep reading to find out when and where you need to be for the best native plant shopping in town.

1. Ruffner Mountain +Turkey Creek Nature Preserve

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Greenhouse Days (Ruffner Mountain)

Come shop the 2023 Spring Native Plant Sale Inventory at Ruffner Mountain. In-person shopping is available during open greenhouse days. Ruffner’s Greenhouse will be open every Saturday in April from 10AM until 2PM. Shop for native plants from Ruffner Mountain and Turkey Creek Nature Preserve.

2. Birmingham Botanical Gardens

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Plant Sale (Birmingham Botanical Gardens)

The annual Spring Plant Sale 2023 is happening April the 14th at the Birmingham Botanical Gardens. The nonprofit Friends of Birmingham Botanical Gardens will be hosting the event in the Gardens’ Formal Lawn and Hill Garden. Get ready to shop hundreds of plants that have been nurtured at the Gardens by the Friends’ dedicated volunteer growing groups. All proceeds will support the Friends’ mission: to protect, nurture, and share the wonders of Birmingham Botanical Gardens.

3. Petals from the Past

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Zinnia Field at Petals from the Past. (The Bama Buzz)

Need help with plants, flowers and gardening? Petals from the Past has a wide variety of resources to get your garden blooming this spring. They have an expert, friendly staff who is ready to assist you in buying the perfect plant for your landscaping. Shop their native perennials or sign up for a herb cooking class this month!

4. Shoppe

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A plant lover’s dream. (Chaise Sanders/ Bham Now)

If you find yourself in Forest Park make sure to check out Shoppe- a garden, gift and home store located in a historic neighborhood of Birmingham, AL. They have fresh inventory that arrives daily so make sure to stop by.

5. Leaf & Petal

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One of the four Birmingham locations. (Jacob Blankenship / Bham Now)

Stop by one of the four Leaf & Petal shops in Birmingham. They are no stranger when it comes to Birmingham or gardening! Native plant shopping might just be your new favorite hobby this spring.

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Lauren Perry
Lauren Perry
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