Sprouting St. Louis

Greenhouses and nurseries around STL

With the spring season approaching, garden centers and plant nurseries are working on preparing their shops to open up within the coming weeks or months. For consumers, outdoor and indoor plants will be available, and some may even start their own backyard garden. Fortunately for those customers who are interested in the plant industry, there are many garden centers in and around St. Louis.

Garden Heights Nursery

1605 Big Bend Blvd, Richmond Heights, MO

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Since their founding in 1996, Garden Heights Nursery has fulfilled many of their customers’ indoor and outdoor needs for plants. Not only does the nursery have a variety of plant options, they also carry home decor, merchandise from local small businesses, tools and services for potting, delivery and installation.

“No matter what shade of green your thumb is, our team has your back,” their website, gardenheights.com says. “With the right tools, you can get the job done easier.”

Rolling Ridge Nursery

60 N Gore Ave, Webster Groves, MO

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Rolling Ridge Nursery opened in 1959 and has since provided the St. Louis community with services outside of just providing plants. The nursery offers free local delivery, houseplant consultation, repotting and much more.

“The staff at Rolling Ridge are the best,” Google reviewer Abrielle McLemore said, according to google.com. “My mother and I plant shop there frequently and their staff is always incredibly knowledgeable and happy to answer any questions we have. They have a wide plant selection that is well taken care of by the staff.”

Maypop Coffee & Garden Shop

803 Marshall Ave, Webster Groves, MO

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Located in the heart of St. Louis, the Maypop shop has combined the plant and coffee aesthetics. The store has a greenhouse, coffee shop, online store and offers a plant subscription service, according to maypopshop.com.

“The garden shop is beautiful,” Google reviewer Kelsey Flint said, according to google.com. “There are so many different choices from regular common houseplants to rarer, larger types as well.”

Bowood Farms

4605 Olive St, Saint Louis, MO

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The Bowood Farms’ family extended their business to include a plant nursery in 2006. The nursery offers classes and workshops, has a wide selection of uncommon houseplants and has an online store, according to shopbowood.com.

“[They have a] great selection of plants [and a] very cool concept,” Google reviewer Lisa Kuehne said, according to google.com. “If I lived closer, this place would be a regular [one] I would visit. [I am] so very glad we ran across this gem of a place.”

The Potted Plant

1257 St. Peters Cottleville Rd, Saint Peters, MO and 524 S Main St, St. Charles, MO

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The Potted Plant has served the St. Charles County community since 2016 and recently opened a second store on St. Charles Main Street. Their stores have a plant shop, florist and a section of gifts.

“The Potted Plant is a cool place to go if you are into decorative garden things and indoor plants,” senior CJ Robertson said. “I thought it looked really cool inside and out. It also happens to have an outdoor garden.”

Frisella Nursery

550 Hwy F, Defiance, MO

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Frisella Nursery started on a small property where their founder, Frank Frisella, started selling trees. They now provide services throughout the St. Louis area, specializing in landscaping services, all according to frisellanursery.com.

“I loved [Frisella Nursery] because it felt like being in paradise; there were so many cool plants and even just cool structures and decorations,” junior Ava Baker said.

Greenscape Gardens

2832 Barrett Station Rd, Ballwin, MO

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Greenscape Gardens opened their doors for another season of business on March 1 this year. They carry indoor and outdoor plants, host events, have a rewards program and offer warranties for all purchases.

“I had the absolute best time here,” Google reviewer Myranda Hogg said, according to google.com. “There is such a wide selection of house plants and pottery that are all fairly priced. I got many wish list plants for half the price of anywhere else. I loved the tree selections as well.”