Top 12 Nurseries and Garden Centers in Greater Houston

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Cultivate a thriving garden or design your next landscape with garden decor, flora, and workshops at local Greater Houston nurseries and garden centers.

Whether you’re looking to start a succulent garden, looking for that rare exotic perfect for Houston’s climate, or just trying to figure out how to keep your plants alive, the Greater Houston area is full of nurseries and garden centers. premises that can help you achieve everything.

We’ve listed a dozen of the best plant nurseries in Greater Houston to help you on your gardening journey, from neighborhood must-haves to hidden hidden gems visitors are welcome to wander around for hours.

Nurseries and garden centers in Greater Houston

Houston Heights and North

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  • Buchanan’s Native Plants in the Heights – On 11th Street, this beloved nursery has been producing perennials and plants native to Houstonians for nearly 40 years. Wander through its spacious digs from the heights to find the hardy plants you need to survive Houston’s climate, as well as herbs, vegetables, trees, shrubs, roses, and garden decorations. Book a place in one of their classes and workshops to really improve your gardening knowledge. 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily.
  • The Cactus King in Northside – The original nursery just north of Little York Road specializes in succulents, cacti and agaves in 15 greenhouses that offer impressive regional diversity. A popular spot for landscapers and professionals, individuals can find access to a wholesale supply of succulents that they can take back to their own collection. Monday to Saturday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; close on Sunday.
  • Joshua’s Native Plants and Gardens in the Heights – A few blocks east of Shepherd Drive on 18th Street, this family-run nursery specializes in a variety of plants native to the Gulf Coast, making it a great place for beginners and established green hands alike . Succulents are popular pick-ups here, as is the extensive collection of containers and vintage garden decor. Tuesday to Sunday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • JRN Nursery in North Houston – Off TX-249 in North Houston, JRN Nursery has offered its diverse assortment of flora, from native plants to faraway Asian and Pacific species, since 1986. Whether you’re looking for houseplants or rarer varieties, drop by to take your pick of foliage, fruit trees, flowers and more. Monday to Saturday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Zone 9 Tropical highlands – Specializing in rare and uncommon plants, this highland retail nursery is only open on weekends, but you can check out their online store anytime. Here you’ll find edible plants from around the world, rich scents, ginger plants, vibrant flowering trees, bonsai starters and more. Saturday and Sunday from noon to 5 p.m.

Tomball, Spring, Kingwood

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  • The Tree Gate at Tombal – Tomball’s quirky nursery, affectionately known as ‘The Gate’, is full of floor-to-ceiling garden decor, as well as specialty collections and unusual plants to fill your home-grown beds. “Hard to find but easy to grow” is sort of a motto for The Gate, but just in case you’re lacking in confidence, on-site classes and workshops will teach you the best planting practices. Sunday to Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Thursday to Saturday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Plants for all seasons at Tomball & Spring – With two locations (one on Louetta Road and the other along TX-249), this family nursery has been serving the gardening needs of Houstonians since 1973. The full-service garden center can help you in your search for shrubs , flowers, perennials, herbs and vegetables, and more, plus custom delivery, planting, and potting services. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily.
  • South Warren Gardens in Kingwood – For the past decade, this family garden center in Kingwood has served all gardening skill levels, helping visitors find high quality plants, trees and shrubs, flowers and more while operating a comprehensive division of landscape and design that can help you. turn your garden into an oasis. Monday to Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5.30 p.m.; Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Sugar Land, Rosenberg, Seabrook

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  • Caldwell Nursery in Rosenberg – Just outside the Fort Bend County Fairgrounds, this horticultural center caters to year-round gardening needs with a wide array of exotic and rare plants, including a bamboo specialty. Stop to explore the 6 acres of unusual and native plants, and be sure to return in the spring to browse its hard-to-find rose varieties. Wednesday to Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5.30 p.m.
  • Cornelius Nursery in West Houston, Katy, Galveston and Sugar Land – Originally founded in 1937, this Houston-based nursery (now part of Calloway’s Nursery Company with locations across Texas) operates from four locations, including a recently opened Tom’s Thumb storefront in Galveston. Longtime garden suppliers pack tons of flora to level your flower beds, plus a wide assortment of succulents, trees, and more. 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily at all locations.
  • Enchanted Gardens and Forest in Rosenberg – These two garden centers collectively make up the Enchanted Nurseries, with gardens located north of Rosenberg and a forest about 15 minutes south of Sugar Land. Enchanted Gardens is a spacious center for all skill levels of gardeners with a huge selection of plants, trees (including fruit trees), flowers and decor. The Enchanted Forest is nestled among native Texas trees and offers beautiful grounds and a scenic environment to meet your planting needs. Together, the two locations offer an uncrowded experience in truly scenic surroundings. Monday to Saturday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Maas Nursery at Seabrook – Nestled near residential neighborhoods dotted along the coast of Trinity Bay, Maas is renowned for its vast collection of thousands of plants adapted to Houston’s climate, in a walkable environment where visitors can easily spend hours among the flora . Monday to Saturday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
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