Where are my plant lady friends? Green thumbs up, even if you’re just getting started. I know you already know about some of the big chain plant stores. But did you know there are some lovely independent plant shops around Dallas?
My Top Dallas Plant Shops
I took one for the green team and visited a few of these shops. Who am I kidding? I jumped at the excuse to go on a plant shop hop. And I bought several new plant babies along the way. Here are a few of my local Dallas plant shop favorites:
Jade & Clover
Jade & Clover in Deep Ellum is conveniently located across from a paid lot. The shop features an eclectic mix of house plants, succulents, and giftable goods for just about everyone. They describe their Jade & Clover Plant Bar as Build-A-Bear but with plants. Select a planter or terrarium, your plants, and any add-ons (think crystals or small animal figurines). Decorative sand and rocks are included. And if you don’t want to dirty your hands during your visit, one of the staff will be happy to put everything together for you. It’s clear a lot of thought goes into the curation of everything available at Jade & Clover. It was hard to keep myself from grabbing a cute pen or coffee mug, but I managed to stick to just plants on this visit.
Oasis Plant Shop
Oasis Plant Shop in Bishop Arts is a charming little plant shop with big heart. Employees are welcoming, friendly, and helpful. This a houseplant lover’s dream space. Parking was tricky, but I was visiting during the weekend. That said, there are plenty of lovely shops in Bishop Arts, so you’ll end up wandering around anyway. The plants here are happy ones. Both plant babies I purchase during my visit had added growth within 48 hours. I think the plants can feel how loved they are at Oasis!
One spot you’ve probably seen or heard of if you’ve been in Dallas for a while is Ruibal’s Plants of Texas. They have locations at the Dallas Farmers Market, Rosemeade Market, in Lakewood, and on Lemmon Avenue. It all started with Michael Ruibal’s truck at the Dallas Farmers Market in 1984. Things have grown exponentially since then for the Ruibal family business. I love their flagship location and always visit when I’m exploring the farmers market. It’s a one-stop shop for all your gardening needs, but I’m usually there for the houseplants. I can depend on the employees to give me helpful advice about plant care, and the prices are reasonable.
If you’re committed to organic gardening, Redenta’s on Skillman is 100% organic. Redenta’s Garden was founded in 1992 by Ruth Kinler. It’s wild how you can walk into Redenta’s and the noisy streets disappear; suddenly, you’re surrounded by singing birds and so many beautiful plant vignettes. Staff at Redenta’s are fellow gardeners and can offer tips on care. And they’ve got special advice on organic solutions for any plant problems you may be facing.
If you’re looking to spend hours and hours browsing plants—everything from herbs to houseplants to trees and more, you may want to block out time for a visit to Strong’s Nursery and Garden Center in Carrollton. I’m not joking about all the time you can spend there—Strong’s covers six acres and features 14 greenhouses. According to their website, Strong’s is the largest retail nursery in the metroplex. The greenhouses are beautiful, and I found pots and seeds to add to my plant lady haul during my visit.
I could spend several days plant shop hopping around Dallas. I have a business idea for someone to start: a party bus, but it just drives plant ladies all over town to shop for house plants. Someone please start that and please send me an invitation.
I think I’ll wait until the next payday before a new plant shop hop, but here are the places on my list:
The Planting Hand
The Planting Hand on Lower Greenville has an adorable storefront, and I take back what I said about waiting for payday. I’ll probably be there in the next few days. This is one of Dallas’ newer plant stores. Karla Gallegos has outdone herself with this gem of a shop.
The Plant Project
The Plant Project in Uptown celebrates community, culture, and plants. I can tell from their social media and website that I’m going to love how beautiful the shop is when I visit. And they offer floral workshops, too!