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Stacie Wells

Spring Nursery Favorites

We’ve still got nighttime temperatures dipping into the thirties, but spring planting season will be here before we know it. Whether you’re new to the area or not, you may want to take advantage of this time and plan a visit to see what these local nurseries have available. I always seem to find inspiration and manage …

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We’ve still got nighttime temperatures dipping into the thirties, but spring planting season will be here before we know it. Whether you’re new to the area or not, you may want to take advantage of this time and plan a visit to see what these local nurseries have available. I always seem to find inspiration and manage to get a good case of spring fever at these nearby and locally-owned nursery favorites. Whether you’re closer to Appling or Aiken, or somewhere in between, there’s something here for everyone. I could not pick a single favorite if I tried, but each of these is a favorite of mine in its own unique way. These are all slightly off the beaten path, but I think you’ll definitely want to make them a destination.

  • Sanderlin Greenhouses – Located in Appling, Georgia, Sanderlin’s has been family owned and operated for over 40 years, and Mrs. Sanderlin continues to pour her heart into her plants and her customers. This nursery is one of my favorites for spring bedding plants, hanging baskets, veggie plants, succulents, geraniums, and hydrangeas. The greenhouses seem to go on and on, and I always see something new with each visit. On my last trip, I spotted some gorgeous staghorn ferns, ponytail palms, and a few other houseplants that I might *ahem* need. The little Meyer lemon trees were in full bloom and so fragrant. With 38 greenhouses and a gift shop, you’re sure to find something that you can’t resist.
  • Cold Creek Nurseries – Located at 398 Hitchcock Parkway in Aiken, SC. I love Cold Creek for their huge variety and helpful customer service. Great selection of trees (including Japanese Maples and fruit trees), shrubs, and perennials, but I usually find myself circling repeatedly around the greenhouse with the tropicals. It’s usually full of terrarium supplies, bonsais, herbs, succulents, citrus trees and beautiful tropical plants. They also have a farm market with fresh eggs, vegetables, and elderberry tonic (which everyone seemed to be looking for during the height of flu season here).
  • Bedford Greenhouses – One doesn’t just stumble upon Bedford Greenhouses. If you didn’t know it existed, you might never know it was there…and I would hate for you to miss this. We made a quick visit today on the way home from the Saturday Market downtown and do you know what caught my eye? The terrarium bar and the fairy garden supplies. My daughter will love these! Go ahead and plug this address into Waze and get going… 1023 Oleander Drive, at the back of the Bedford Heights neighborhood near Lake Olmstead.
  • Nurseries Caroliniana – Located at 143 Mims Grove Church Road in North Augusta, SC, Nurseries Caroliniana is the place to go for hard-to-find plants. It’s a little off the beaten path, but again, worth the drive if you’re looking for something unusual (think quality over quantity). If you know me, you know that I am not a fan of cookie-cutter anything, so they are definitely speaking my language when they say that they don’t want you to have “the same plants that the entire neighborhood has.”
  • Double B Plant Farm – Located at 600 Shoffitt Road in Grovetown, this quaint family-owned nursery has been our go-to for trees and shrubs in recent years. Great prices and great customer service!