Best of Philly

Best Garden Store

2022 Best Nursery

Plant & People

Mother-daughter duo Cherron­ Perry-Thomas and Amma Thomas have a combined 53 years of experience in the plant-focused lifestyle, and it shows in the multi-faceted nature of their colorful indoor/outdoor space, which functions as an educational oasis, a wellness center and a nursery. Stop by the Black-owned spot for all your greenery needs as well as hemp-derived goods and free clippings, like Swedish ivy, that you can propagate in water or soil to create your own plant pals. Read More »

1431 North 52nd Street, Philadelphia, PA Website

2021 Best Garden Center Where You Can Also Drink

Black Shed

This 28-acre day-trip destination is a wonderland for frolicking amid garden lounges; encountering animals (pygmy goats! Chickens!); shopping for perennials, tropicals and vessels; and sipping an adult libation at the same time. Opened last October, it’s a relaxing source of inspiration for indoor-outdoor living. Don’t miss the apothecary-inspired bar, where a vintage seed-drawer unit displays wine bottles. Read More »

343 County Road 519, Stockton, NJ Website

2020 Best Plant Shop

Walter Pine

This Queen Village newcomer has done all aspiring plant parents a favor by assembling a selection that’s special — heart-shaped hoya, kangaroo paw fern, burgundy ficus — but never overwhelming. Worth noting: This shop is equal parts plants, gifts and flowers. The small grab-and-go bouquets and full-size arrangements are stunning free-form groupings of color, shape and texture. Read More »

729 South 4th Street, Philadelphia, PA | 267-519-0120 | Website

2019 Best Shop for Pretty Planters


If a plant’s container is like the shoes that complete an outfit, consider this shop a succulent’s dream closet. Read More »

2032 Frankford Avenue, Philadelphia, PA

2019 Best Place for Statement Plants


Stump’s spare, curated shop looks more like a chic apartment than a nursery. Which makes sense, because the staff thinks about houseplants — lush fiddle-leaf figs, spreading philodendrons, elegantly trailing satin pothos — as design elements. Read More »

956 North 2nd Street, Philadelphia, PA | 267-804-5753 | Website

2019 Best Place for Rare Plants

Hortulus Farm

Take a self-guided tour of the grounds before choosing hard-to-find specimens like rabbit’s-foot ferns, flowering maples and spiral-leaved begonias from around the world. Read More »

60 Thompson Mill Road, Wrightstown, PA | 215-598-0550 | Website

2019 Best Place for City Plants

Urban Jungle

With trellised containers, vertical plant walls, and flowering window boxes, these experts will help you turn any postage-stamp-size patio or concrete backyard into an oasis. Read More »

1526 East Passyunk Avenue, Philadelphia, PA | 215-952-0811 | Website

2014 Best Gardening Center

Greensgrow Farms

Greensgrow is more than a gardening shop; it's an everything-that-grows epicenter. So at the very least, you'll walk out with seeds, shrubs and expert advice; at most, you'll sign up for the CSA, get a lesson in container gardening, and book an expert to install a vertical garden on your patio. The new West Philly location is as Eden-like as the original Kensington one. Read More »

Two locations | 215-427-2702 | Website

2013 Best Garden Store for People with Patios

Urban Jungle

Although there are enough plants in this massive garage-like store to landscape a suburban McMansion, owner Curtis Alexander excels at squeezing greenery into the tightest of city spaces. (Vertical wall planters teeming with flowers and ferns are a specialty.) There are also Service and Help galore, like workshops on planting show-stopping terrariums and envy-inducing window boxes and, for the less DIY-inclined, a full menu of landscaping options. Read More »

1526 East Passyunk Avenue, Philadelphia, PA | 215-952-0811 | Website

2013 Best Garden Store for People with Acres

Linden Hill Gardens

Combining subtle luxury with an other worldly stock of flora and fauna, Linden Hill is a garden center that is just plain gorgeous. The place looks like an English village, with a thatched-burlap-roofed stop, a lovely greenhouse and a serious selevtion of plants. Owner Jerry Fitz, a veritable garden whisperer, has even shared his flower tips on The Martha Stewart Show. Read More »

8230 Easton Road, Ottsville, PA | 610-847-1300 | Website