Spring Gardening Guide

Houston’s 10 Best Nurseries

Whether you’re in the market for native plants or exotic specimens, these nurseries cover your every gardening need.

By Chris Abshire February 8, 2015 Published in the February 2015 issue of Houstonia Magazine

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Whether your preference runs toward exotic plants, vegetables for homemade salads, or Texas natives, we’ve got you covered with the best nurseries and gardening-supply centers across the region.

The Arbor Gate

15635 FM 2920, Tomball; arborgate.com

Where: Tomball
What to get: Hardy Earth-Kind roses, herbs, artisan pottery, gardening classes

Buchanan's Native Plants

611 E. 11th St.; buchanansplants.com

Where: The Heights
What to get: Native (read: low-maintenance) plants, organic gardening supplies 

The Cactus King

7900 I-45 N.; thecactusking.com

Where: Acres Homes
What to get: Cactus and other succulents, obviously

Caldwell Nursery

2436 Band Rd., Rosenberg; caldwellhort.com

Where: Rosenberg
What to get: Tropical and subtropical plants, bamboo, citrus trees

Cornelius Nursery

2233 S. Voss Rd.; corneliusnurseries.com

Where: Tanglewood
What to get: Really good soil, houseplants, seeds and bulbs, shrubs, flowers

Enchanted Gardens

6420 FM 359, Richmond; myenchanted.com

Where: Richmond
What to get: Custom-designed container gardens, statuary, vegetables, herbs

Joshua's Native Plants & Garden

502 W. 18th St.; joshuasnativeplants.net

Where: The Heights
What to get: Native plants, colorful pottery, Thrive roses (the new Knock-Outs)

Maas Nursery

5511 Todville Rd., Seabrook; maasnursery.com

Where: Seabrook
What to get: Annuals, perennials, ground cover, vines, rare plants, gardening classes

Southwest Fertilizer

5828 Bissonnet St.; southwestfertilizer.com

Where: Bellaire
What to get: Fertilizers, insecticides, and fungicides, both synthetic and organic

Wabash Feed & Garden Store

5701 Washington Ave.; wabashfeed.com

Where: Rice Military
What to get: Anything and everything—including farm-fresh eggs 

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