Your Guide to Plant Shopping in South Phoenix's Agro Row
There are plenty of nurseries and garden centers along Southern Avenue by South Mountain.
If you’ve ever taken a drive down Southern Avenue between 24th and 40th streets, you’ve noticed the rows and rows of plants, trees, and cactus on the south side of the road. The area is full of nurseries and garden centers, many of which are family-run and open to the public.
We like to call it Agro Row.
That's where you'll also find several landscaping and wholesale operations. So don’t march in to places like Dream With Colors, Saul Nurseries Inc., and South Mountain Xeriscape looking for retail plants. You’ll just have to admire their selection from the street.
From nurseries and tree farms to The Cactus Doctor, here's your guide to nine places to find indoor and outdoor color and cactus along Southern Avenue in south Phoenix.
Arid Solutions Nursery has 30 acres of growing grounds open to the public.
Arid Solutions Nursery
3815 East Southern Avenue
This wholesale nursery is open to the public and has 30 acres of actual growing grounds for you to shop through. Established in 1986, Arid Solutions Nursery offers everything from aloe, agave, and succulents to cactus, trees, and shrubs. Most of the plants you'll see have been grown and raised on site at 38th Street and Southern Avenue. They also offer delivery services. See the Arid Solutions Nursery Facebook page for more information.
Botanica at The Farm offers in-season plants and flowers, including geraniums, succulents, herbs, and air plants.
Courtesy of The Farm at South Mountain
Botanica at The Farm
6106 South 32nd Street
Part of The Farm at South Mountain’s two-acre organic garden called Gather and Grow, the Botanica patio offers in-season plants and flowers, including geraniums, succulents, herbs, and air plants. This area of The Farm also offers a community learning garden and community workshops like planting classes and making wreaths out of flowers. See the Botanica at The Farm’s website for more information.
J & E Greenhouses has a wide variety of seasonal plants down 26th Street.
J & E Greenhouses
6421 South 26th Street
This south Valley outdoor garden center offers a wide variety of seasonal flowers, trees, shrubs, and more. Seasonal flowers range from Poinsettias for the holidays to bright red Geraniums and Petunia Dream Pink in 4-inch pots while in season. You’ll find it on the left, straight down 26th Street. See the J & E Greenhouses Facebook page for current season specials and offerings.
Maya’s Farm offers fresh, local flowers and farm tours down 32nd Street.
6550 South 32nd Street
Relocated from The Farm at South Mountain (but only just down the street), Maya’s Farm is a small, certified organic market with a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program to boot. Aside from produce, this seven-acre farm neighboring South Mountain Park offers fresh, local flowers and farm tours. Visitors are welcome to this farm site in an ancient riverbed, which has been owned and operated by Maya Dailey since 2006. Dailey says she has childhood memories of driving down Baseline seeing the flower gardens. “It was beautiful,” she recalls. See the Maya’s Farm website for more information.
The Nowell Tree Farm has been around since 1981, and you may see a roadrunner in this outdoor garden center.
Nowell Tree Farm
6440 South 30th Street
Founded in 1981 by Bill Nowell, the Nowell Tree Farm is a vast, outdoor garden center where you might even spot a roadrunner or two. Tucked away from Southern Avenue, this place specializes in a varied assortment of flora and cultivates rare native seedlings – all while avoiding harsh pesticides. English and Spanish customer service is available. Visit the Nowell Tree Farm Facebook page for more information.
Read on for more of Agro Row's offerings — including a place that helps heal sick cactus.
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