Since the start of the pandemic, a number of new plant shops have sprouted up around town.
And the good news is you don’t have to have a green thumb in order to care for a houseplant. There are plenty of low-maintenance plants like pothos and air plants that don’t require a lot of care.
From a plant shop with a mimosa bar to a shop inside a shipping container, here are four cool new plant shops to check out.
The plant shop offers an array of plants, eclectic home decor and DIY workshops. There’s also a bar with juices, tea and kombucha (wine, beer, cider, seltzer and mimosas will be added at a later date).
Buy this: Customize your own arrangement of plants.
Pro tip: You can reserve a seat in one of the themed DIY workshops, or build your own terrarium anytime during store hours in the workshop space.
Location: 15205 John J. Delaney Dr., Suite B
Hours: 10am-8pm Monday-Saturday and 11am-6pm Sunday.
This Atlanta-based popup is open at Optimist Hall for the holiday season (now through early 2o22). Expect tons of beginner-friendly plants, terrariums, candles, plant and gardening books, pots and other plant and home goods.
Buy this: A gorgeous pot to go with your new plant.
Location: It’s next to Mezeh at Optimist Hall, 1115 N. Brevard St.
Hours: Paradiso Plant Shop is open 11am-9pm Sunday-Thursday and 11am-10pm Friday-Saturday.
When you first walk into the store, you’ll notice the floor-to-ceiling plant wall where you can pick out a plant or get matched to a plant based on your lifestyle. PlantHouse even offers terrarium workshops where you can enjoy beer, wine or even mimosas while you build your own terrarium.
Buy this: One of their current bestsellers is the DIY terrarium kit.
Pro tip: Take advantage of their complimentary potting service when you purchase an item.
Location: Dilworth – 2452 Park Road, Unit D.
Hours: Monday through Saturday from 10am to 8pm, and Sunday from 11am to 6pm.
The plant shop has two locations — one inside a shipping container in Plaza Midwood and one in Camp North End. Grow sells plants, planters and other accessories like candles and baskets.
Buy this: A tradescantia nanouk. It’s a precious little plant with streaks of purple throughout the leaves.
Pro tip: Check their “available” Instagram story to see which plant varieties they have in store.
- Plaza Midwood – 2008 Commonwealth Ave.
- Camp North End – 270 Camp Rd., Ste. 101.
Plaza Midwood hours: Wednesday and Friday 11am to 6pm; Thursday from 11am to 7pm; Saturday from 10am to 6pm; and Sunday from 11am to 5pm.
Camp North End hours: Wednesday and Thursday 11am to 7pm; Friday and Saturday 11am to 7pm; and Sunday from 11am to 5pm.
The once-mobile plant shop now has a brick-and-mortar location in the South End’s Centro Railyard. They offer a wide selection of cacti, rare aroids and tropical house plants.
Buy this: One of their cactus varieties with a funky shape.
Location: South End – 1425 Winnifred St., Ste. 106.
Hours: Tuesday through Saturday 11am to 6pm, Sunday noon to 3pm.
You can now sip a kombucha or beer while you peruse Lenny Boy’s new on-site plant shop called The Plant Room. The store carries tropical plants, ceramics and soil from Fox Farms.
Buy this: You can’t go wrong with a snake plant. They’re easy to care for and look great in any space.
Pro tip: Check out the “Plant Care” tab on their website to access helpful info about caring for your specific plant species.
Location: South End – 3000 S. Tryon St.
Hours: Thursdays through Sundays from noon to 6pm.
Editor’s note: We first published this story on April 6, 2021, and updated it on October 13, 2021.