Nurseries are not dying in nature, as they’re thriving like the plants they have to offer. People have used plants to add a green thumb hue to their homes and backyards for ages. In the small ways we can offer our plants a helping hand, they have many ways to return the love back to their owners.
The best qualities of owning indoor and outdoor plants is that they can improve air quality, reduce stress, provide a symbiotic relationship, and much more. The way plants can be dependent on us, we can also be dependent on them too. Check out our list of local Tampa and St. Pete garden shops and find the right stem of leaves to root into your home.
Fancy Free Nursery
This vintage western-styled nursery is sure to bring some light into your life and into your home. Inside, the store is decorated with old wooden displays that showcase all the greenery they have to offer. Chances are, if they don’t have what you’re looking for, the staff and owner are more than delighted to bring your needs to their tables and shelves. If you have questions for them, no need to hesitate, as they are eager to answer any questions thrown at them.
If you’re looking for wall mounts, they make them in-store with everything a plant needs to thrive. These mounts are great to bring more life into a small-spaced home, apartment, or even college dorm!
Perfect in providing: Fancy plants accustomed to free vibes
1502 N. Florida Ave., Tampa | (813) 260-0217
Bloom Garden Shop
Looking for a place that offers love for both flora and fauna? Bloom Garden Shop is the place for you. With a wide array of greenery and colorful flowers, this plant shop does it all. While you’re shopping, you can jive to the great music they have playing and also stop to say hello to the friendly little bunnies they have. This shop is known for its B.Y.O methods. Feel free to bring in your own pots for them to plant for you. If you’re looking for soil, you can also bring your own containers as well.
When you’re picking out plants that catch your eye, and you have more than your arms can carry, don’t worry! Ask a crew member and they’ll tote your plants around for you in a cute little red wagon. Bloom Garden Shop also provides deliveries and can work offsite at your home.
Perfect in providing: Beautiful arrangements of orchids
3005 S. MacDill Ave., Tampa | (813) 805-2151
Manny’s Daughters Garden of Joy
Sitting next to Urban Bungalow (now Pickford’s Sundries), you can grab a coffee or beer and head over to the Garden of Joy to adopt your next loving house plant. Manny’s Daughters Garden of Joy is a beautiful outdoor plant shop shaded by a giant oak tree, with a unique repurposed house displaying all of their wonderful plants. In the back of the house, there are extensive rows of outdoor plants waiting for your arrival.
This plant shop is family owned and operated. They also offer potting soil in bags for amazing prices as well as herbs and veggies ready to hit your home kitchen! This shop is dog friendly, and equipped with a refreshment station for your pup. With some upbeat music, the amazing and light-hearted owners and staff encourage having fun and dancing to their melodies.
Perfect in providing: Peace, joy, smiles, and getting groovy with the waving plants
2606 W Hillsborough Ave., Tampa | (813) 231-9681
Little Red Wagon Native Nursery
This western farm-feeling plant shop is sure to keep you informed. Plants are filled to the brim under a wooden, mesh shade canopy. Most plants sit with a sign that tells you how to properly take care of each plant and will also inform you of the ones that are endangered. This pollinator-friendly habitat, which welcomes birds, bees, butterflies, and plant lovers, has an arrangement of flowers, greenery, berries, and some fruit that all have great prices.
In their cooling indoor area, you will find a room that has butterflies, snakes, and lizard habitats. This plant shop is amazing for kids, as in the same room are papers that discuss the importance of keeping your plants healthy and happy.
Perfect in providing: A therapeutic and serine environment full of eco-friendly learning opportunities
4113 Henderson Blvd., Tampa | (813) 755-9579
Green Thumb Nursery
This huge plant shop most likely has exactly what you’re looking for. Welcoming you with a substantial assemblage of greenery, trees, flowers, and more ranging from unshaded to shaded plants. They also have a citrus tree and bonsai collection pulled aside and easy to find.
The Green Thumb Nursery is a passed down family business that started in Tampa during the early 1950’s and has been flourishing ever since. Besides plants, they also sell soil, seeds, decorative pots, and outdoor furniture made from 100% recycled materials.
Perfect in providing: High quality and reasonably priced plants
6913 Sheldon Rd., Tampa | (813) 884-3797
If you’re looking for some trees that have the gifts that keep on giving, this wonderful plant shop is just for you. With a fruitful array of citrus and exotic fruit trees, greenery, and flowers, Jene’s Nursery will have exactly what you are searching for. From bonsais to succulents, and fragrant trees and plants, you’ll be sure to call this place your one-stop shop!
It’s an easy find, as the greenery is backed with a beautiful turquoise-blue building. Love to make key lime pie? You can head over and buy your own key lime tree, along with other flavor-quenching fruit trees. They also have a wonderful collection of glazed pottery pots to make your backyard more colorful than ever.
Perfect in providing: Citrus and exotic fruit trees as the specialty
6831 Central Ave., St. Petersburg | (727) 344-1668
Willow Tree Nursery
Willow Tree Nursery is positive to take you back in time to the reminiscing patriotic times of America. You can’t miss it once you spot the horse and carriage statue out front next to an extensive parking lot. One of the biggest selections of flowers, greenery, and trees in the area. On your green thumb journey to Willow Tree Nursery, be sure to stop by the rooster’s coop to give him a friendly hello! They provide indoor, shaded, and sun-loving foliage all in great condition, which shows how much they care about your future plant pets.
Looking for a fun way to freshen up your kitchen? They have many vegetable plants that will absolutely do the trick. If you want to grow from the seed up, inside you can find many different seeds that’ll spark life into your garden.
Perfect in providing: Owners giving back to the community and a great place to sit and relax
4401 49th St. N., St. Petersburg | (727) 522-2594
Staying wild is encouraged at this plant shop. Green is only an understatement here, from big to small, thirsty plants or not-so-needy air plants, cactuses, and succulents. With a step into a green future, Wild Roots displays and presents almost everything with wooden shelves and tables. Need bookshelf fillers, or just truly interested in the caring maintenance of your plants? Here you can find a few books that will do just the trick.
You can also make your own crystal terrariums with their selection of crystals, glass terrariums, and small air plants to add some green.
Perfect in providing: Greenscape relaxation to breathe in the plant-purified air
1949 1st Ave. S., St. Petersburg | (727) 202-0810
Plants are everywhere at Lida’s Jungle! From carnivorous plants, large floors, and small desk plants you are sure to find what you need here. Beauty flows inside and out, with green floors, flourishing flowers, and hanging greenery. With a generous selection of shaded and unshaded plants, Lida’s Jungle hand-picks everything you see there, as quality is key!
With a warm, modern decor this family-owned shop welcomes you with open arms and is sure to have staff that can answer it all. They also offer workshops and a quarterly morning market for their neighbors.
Perfect in providing: An array of high-quality and well-loved plants
3101 Dr. M.L.K. Jr St. N., St. Petersburg | (727) 905-5422