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5 Best Hidden Gem Nurseries

02/27/2021 05:00AM ● By Jarred Schuetze

By: Kylie Cooper  Photo by: Rachel Benavides

Whether you’re looking to have the best lawn on the block or simply love surrounding yourself and your home with greenery, there’s certainly a nursery to help satisfy your green thumb needs. Our area has a plethora of options when it comes to finding the perfect houseplants or landscape inspiration, however, we’re taking a look at some of the more hidden gem nurseries in the Coastal Bend. 

Padre Palms and Landscape

This local spot is here to help you achieve your wildest plant dreams. Their selection of plants is perfect for both indoor and outdoor plant needs. As the name would suggest, the nursery certainly specializes in palms and you can actually purchase them full-grown! We recommend setting aside an hour or so to wander through their expansive greenhouse or chat with one of their helpful staff members about the best plants for your space. 10015 SPID. 

Banda’s Nursery and Flower Shop

Located on the corner of Ayers and 17th street, this quaint, family owned and operated nursery is a definite hidden gem. Upon arrival, you’re usually greeted by a shop cat or two and one of the lovely Banda women. With an excellent selection in the greenhouse and a floral arrangement service in-house, Banda’s serves as the perfect one-stop shop for all your flora needs. 1917 Ayers St.

Get Growing

One of the coolest aspects to this nursery is that it’s actually on the go! Get Growing is a local mobile nursery offering their plants in a fun and unique way. The mobile nursery was born from the idea of offering quality plants and friendly gardening advice to the area in a more accessible way. You can find their excellent selection of plants at local farmers markets and pop-up events around the Coastal Bend. Check their social media pages to see where they’ll be next! @getgrowingcctx

Bloomers Nursery & Landscape

This unique, tropical garden center located in Rockport, Texas will assist you in creating your ideal garden space. Offering bedding plants, tropical shrubbery, design services, and more, this full-service nursery has it all. Bloomers  wants you to know that life is a garden, and you most definitely should dig it. 114 W 4th St.

Oso Growers, Inc.

If you’re looking to immerse yourself into rows and rows of flowers, Oso Growers is your spot. This wholesale nursery features varieties of beautiful buds such as bougainvillea, canna lilies, birds of paradise, wave petunias, and more. Whether you’re looking to get lost in a gorgeous selection of flowers or seek advice on what grows and sells best in the area, the Oso Growers family is here to help. 1525 Ramfield Rd.