The Best Philly-Area Plant Shops That’ll Help Fill Your Home With Green

Turn your drab living space into a tropical oasis with help from these local shops.

Looking to spruce up your living space? Hit up one of these local plant shops and garden centers, including Cultivaire in Brewerytown. / Photograph by Justin Kenyon

In Philly’s concrete jungle, transforming your home into a green oasis might seem like an impossible feat. Luckily, there’s no shortage of plant-centric stores that’ll help you pick out the perfect hanging pothos, baby succulent, overflowing planter or window box suited for your home office or roof deck. Below, find a list of local plant shops and garden centers to visit when you want to nourish your green thumb — and give your living space a little extra TLC.

Bespoke Home + Life

817 Haddon Avenue, Collingswood

In 2018, owners Patrick Bartscherer and Eric Hillegass moved from NYC to Philly to open Bespoke Home + Life. They customize the retail experience — and will transform your home with seemingly any kind of greenery imaginable — based on seasonal trends and themes.

Chloris & Prase

1915 Washington Avenue (inside Jinx), Grad Hospital

Chloris & Prase has it all: plants, planters, gardening tools, seeds, worm castings, plant food, and soil. Plus, the shop carries home goods, like incense, candles, soap, and books to spruce up any room in your house.

City Planter

814 North 4th Street, Northern Liberties

Whether you’re filling your backyard with petunias or picking out your first windowsill shrub, this Northern Liberties shop sells annual and perennial flowers, plus tropical houseplants of all shapes and sizes. To make first-time urban horticulture adventure stress-free, City Planter offers door-to-door plant delivery, re-potting services, and email-based “rehab” consultations for your sick houseplants.


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915 North 28th Street, Brewerytown

Owners MaryAnne McClay and Justin Kenyon know the struggle of raising a plant in Philly, which is why they’re focused on helping plant lovers across the city find the perfect (and budget-friendly!) florae. Whether you bring in photos of your home or request the experts come to you, Cultivaire’s team will help you pick out the greenery best suited for your space — no matter if it’s a dimly-lit studio or a sunny and spacious backyard.

FarmerJawn Greenery

6730 Germantown Avenue, Germantown

FarmerJawn Greenery is a food-focused garden center that advocates for food access, less waste, and more locally grown goods. There’s also hands-on and educational workshops — like Jawn Your Lawn, Houseplant 101, and DIY terrarium classes — plus fundraisers and volunteer opportunities for community members.


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8137-8139 Germantown Avenue, Germantown

This urban oasis in Germantown started at a local flea market and grew into a flourishing storefront. Foliage offers customers a wide variety of plants and perks, including re-potting and rehabilitation, plant matchmaking, in-home consultations, and plant sitting.

Greenly Plant Co

821 Dudley Street (inside Bok), South Philly

Located inside the Bok building, Greenly Plant Co sells house plants and locally sourced pottery and plant accessories. They consistently update their inventory, so you can either take a peek at what’s currently in stock or be pleasantly surprised upon visiting.

The Ground Coffee, Plants & Gifts

2000 North 2nd Street, C-1 (inside The Gotham), Kensington

The motto of this Kensington shop is, “Good things come from The Ground,” which is why it’s focused on plants, coffee, and other goodness from the earth. The Ground has a wide selection of greenery, as well as planters and pots, that can be bought in store or online.

The Jade Forest

626 South 7th Street, Bella Vista

Run by mom-and-daughter duo Zee and Kacey Morrissey, The Jade Forest helps customers find the right plant to “adopt,” and can plant-sit while you’re away on vacation. Bonus: They offer plantscaping/interior design services for local businesses and restaurants. Bonus-bonus: There’s a thrift shop in the back.


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Plant and People

1431 North 52nd Street, West Philly

Plant and People is another shop owned by a mother and daughter who strive to support the community through plants. The West Philly boutique sells houseplants, soil, seeds, tools, and natural wellness items like oil diffusers, and hosts a number of community workshops throughout the year (plus the “Big Ass Pot Sale” every April).

Plants, Etc.

2313 Fairmount Avenue, Fairmount

This family-owned business has been selling plants and floral arrangements since 1982. Here you’ll find a variety of houseplants and succulents, as well as greenery and flowers great for window boxes.

Pretty Green Terrariums

1116 South Street, Bella Vista

Strolling into Pretty Green Terrariums’ South Street store feels like stepping into a magical realm. Alongside an array of self-sustaining mini ecosystems are rocks hand-painted to look like eyes, chakra sage sticks, and kaleidoscopes.

Secret Garden

7631 Ridge Avenue, Roxborough

Founded in 2004 by Roxborough native John Lynch, Secret Garden boasts a quiet, secluded ambiance, making it the perfect place to go if you want to shop for your plants in peace. (There’s no signage out front, making it a kind of speakeasy for green things!) The tucked-away garden center and nursery carries a wide selection of rare perennials and annuals, fruit and vegetable plants, hanging baskets, and organic soils and sprays.


956 North 2nd Street, Northern Liberties; 22 South 40th Street, University City; and 622 South 9th Street, Bella Vista

STUMP’s owners — who started the brand in Columbus, Ohio in 2015 — have long rejected the model of traditional garden centers. Each location across the country ranges between 550 to 1,250 square feet to provide an intimate community of plant lovers and buyers. STUMP’s airy NoLibs and UCity locations offer an array of tropical and desert plants, plus locally sourced, sustainably crafted wares. They also recently opened their third Philly outpost in Bella Vista.


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138 Lancaster Avenue, suite 110, Devon and 914 Baltimore Pike, Glen Mills

Terrain’s two garden centers in Glen Mills and Devon are for the posh boho plant parents out there. Summer standouts include blueberry, raspberry, and blackberry plants, begonias and ferns, hanging Spanish moss, and fresh eucalyptus wreaths. And, for those lacking gardening skills, Terrain offers a large collection of faux plants as well, from fig trees to falling vines to magnolia blossoms.

Urban Jungle

1526 East Passyunk Avenue, East Passyunk (retail) and 1721 South Water Street, Pennsport (nursery)

Calling themselves “the plant people of South Philly,” Urban Jungle’s Curt and Tara Alexander transformed a former autobody shop into a massive plant warehouse. Go here for vertical wall planters, succulents, flower arrangements, and hanging baskets that’ll make you the envy of the neighborhood. Have a good amount of space and don’t know where to begin? Opt for their landscaping services.

Vault + Vine

3507 Midvale Avenue, East Falls

Vault + Vine, an expansion of founder Peicha Chang’s Falls Flowers, is not only a plant and flower shop, but prides itself on being a community anchor that prioritizes sustainability and sourcing from local harvesters and businesses. You can visit for your everyday houseplant (go with one in a custom-painted planter!), or hire the East Falls brand to create stunning florals for weddings and events.

Walter Pine

729 South 4th Street, Queen Village

Walking into this Queen Village floral studio feels like stepping into a Parisian fleuriste’s storefront. Walter Pine offers stunning arrangements — customized based on the season’s best flowers — with color, texture, and shape in mind. The shop is also filled with statement and low-light plants, cacti, and even pet-friendly greens.