Are you enjoying more quality time in the yard, on the apartment balcony, or by the window these past couple of weeks? According to a new study by the International Casual Furnishing Association, 90% of Americans surveyed agreed their outdoor living space has become more valuable than ever. With more people realizing the importance of their outdoor living spaces, 2021 might just be the “Year of the Yard.”
One easy way to upgrade your outdoor living spaces or indoor garden is by shopping locally. We’ve compiled a list of Pittsburgh local garden centers and nurseries that you should visit to up your gardening game.
www.bednersgreenhouse.com | 315 Coleman Road in McDonald, PA
Located in McDonald, PA, the Bedner’s Farm and Greenhouse is about a 30-minute drive southwest of Pittsburgh. The trip is worth it with Bedner’s Farm’s extensive selection of plants and gardening supplies. In addition to offering a wide variety of hanging baskets, herbs, annuals, perennials, exotic plants, and trees that are perfect for outdoor living spaces, they also have a good selection of shade plants, which are ideal for indoor living spaces. Bedner’s Farm also offers landscape services, gardening workshops, and seasonal pick-your-own vegetables and pumpkins at the farm.
Bedner’s Farm and Greenhouse is one of the nurseries recommended by Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens. You can visit and ask about ways to adopt earth-friendly landscaping practices.
chaponsgreenhouse.com | 4846 Streets Run Rd, Pittsburgh, PA 15236
Chapon’s Greenhouse opened a small family-owned greenhouse in 1978. With knowledgeable staff providing unique region-appropriate plants and advice, the Chapon’s Greenhouse has grown to encompass a nursery, a greenhouse, and a garden store today. With a selection of trees, shrubs, perennials, annuals, and edibles, you’ll create a beautiful, thriving garden. You can visit Chapon’s Greenhouse in person, order online, or call ahead for curbside pick up.
Cavacini Landscaping & Garden Center
www.cavacinigardencenter.com | 100 50th St, Pittsburgh, PA 15201
Cavacini Landscaping & Garden Center is an independent, locally-owned business located in the Lawrenceville neighborhood. The garden center welcomes everyone with a selection of beautiful plants, including a large selection of perennials, vegetable and fruit plants, trees, and shrubs. You can also order pots, fertilizers, and other gardening accessories. Dedicated to helping home gardeners have great gardening experiences, Cavacini Landscaping & Garden Center has offered top-quality plants and expert gardening advice since 2009.
Hahn Nursery Garden Center & Greenhouses
hahnnursery.com | 5443 Babcock Blvd, Pittsburgh, PA 15237
Hahn Nursery is one of the largest Garden Centers in the area. In one visit, you’ll find a wide variety of vegetable plants, herbs, fruit trees, and flowering plants, as well as a large selection of organic soils, fertilizers, and gardening tools to begin or enhance your gardening life.
Hahn Nursery is a family-owned business and one of the nurseries recommended by Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens. If you are in the mood to browse and shop for your plants, Hahn Nursery will be an excellent place to visit.
Penn Hills Lawn and Garden
www.pennhillslawnandgarden.com | 144 Jefferson Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15235
Penn Hills Lawn & Garden’s story began in 1984 with a small family-owned and operated garden center in the Penn Hills neighborhood. The garden center is a friendly and bustling space for all plant lovers and home gardeners. In addition to providing high-quality garden plants, tools and supplies, and landscaping services, the garden center also holds the best family-fun events, workshops, and classes.
The owners of Penn Hills Lawn & Garden transformed the upper space of the garden center into Steel Goat Marketplace, which is home to over 60 unique vendors, local crafters, and specialty retailers. If you visit Penn Hills Lawn & Garden, you will find much more than plants to decorate your outdoor living space.
Theshadysidenursery.com | 510 Maryland Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15232
Shadyside Nursery is, as its name suggests, located in the Shadyside neighborhood. This family-owned nursery has been providing Pittsburgh gardeners and plant lovers with quality plants, gardening supplies, and garden landscaping and hardscaping services since 2010.
You will find everything you need for a DIY gardening project at Shadyside Nursery. It is an alternative to the big box gardening stores. They provide a good mix of vegetables, flowering plants, and greenery, including vegetable starts, shrubs, trees, compost, soil, garden supplies, and professional gardening advice. It also houses BeeBoy Honey hives, which focuses on responsible and sustainable beekeeping within the city limits and avoids chemical treatments.
sestilinursery.net | 3721 Swinburne St, Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Sestili Nursery is a family-operated landscape construction and landscape supply center located in the South Oakland neighborhood. It has been supplying plants and landscaping supplies to Pittsburgh’s communities since 1947. This nursery serves more landscaping professionals, but it is also open to the public. They carry plenty of shrubs, trees, and other greenery.
If you have particular plants you are looking for or need good advice on what you should be planting, Sestili Nursery offers plant locator services to help you find your dream plant.
Sestili Nursery is one of the nurseries recommended by Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens. If you are interested in adopting earth-friendly landscaping practices in your garden, ask Sestili Nursery for their expert advice.
Where to shop if you don’t have an outdoor living space?
Even though the garden centers and nurseries we’ve mentioned above also offer indoor plants and supplies, we still want to share a few local plant shops specialized in houseplants. They have perfect houseplants for people living in apartments or houses without a yard.
City Grows Pittsburgh
www.citygrowspgh.com | 5208 Butler Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15201
City Grows Pittsburgh is an organic garden and gift shop located in the Lawrenceville neighborhood. This plant shop has been providing organic plants and gardening products for urban gardeners and city dwellers since 2104. When you visit City Grows Pittsburgh, you’ll find yourself falling in love with every potted plant you’ll encounter. City Grows has the right size plants for your indoor spaces like patio, stoop, fireplace mantle, or window sill. They also offer seeds, amendments, planters, gardening tools, and organic skincare. City Grow is all about being green for the planet and uses recycled or repurposed items whenever possible.
www.synthesispgh.com | 813 Copeland Way, Pittsburgh, PA 15232
Synthesis is a cute plant shop in the Shadyside neighborhood with full-sun plants like cacti and succulents. After spending years living in sunny Los Angeles, Synthesis’ founder decided to bring high desert plants and atmosphere to Pittsburgh. When you visit Synthesis, you will find exotic and sculptural plants in a rustic modern style shop. Besides the plants, this plant shop also carries handmade planters, hanging pots, gardening tools, stationery, gifts, and cosmetics.
Perrico Plant Co
Perrico Plant Co. is an online house plant store based in Pittsburgh and is generally not open to the public. They can ship smaller plants straight to people’s doorsteps anywhere in the US and offers local pick up with the larger floor and hanging plants. Perrico Plant helps beginners and plant killers start their plant life with easy-to-care plants and build people’s confidence to create a plant-filled life.
Many garden centers, nurseries, and plant shops on the list are now open to the public with face masks and social distancing requirements. The majority of them also offer online shopping, pick-up, curbside pick-up, or local delivery.
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