Gardening Supply Shops

Stock up on eco-friendly gardening goods like organic soils and seeds at American Beauty Garden Center.

Stock up on eco-friendly gardening goods like organic soils and seeds at American Beauty Garden Center.



The economy is floundering and organic produce is gaining popularity. Gardening has never been more hip—or more culturally relevant. These local shops carry the tools you'll need to raise healthful veggies, flowers, and herbs.

Be Well Hydroponics and Urban Gardening

VIBE Want to grow tomatoes and peppers year round? Here you’ll find the supplies to build an indoor gardening system. Bonus: observe a slew of sample gardens on-site.
THE GOODS Rare orchids keep company with indoor gardening lights and Roots Organic Oregonism beneficial fungus (starting at $9.99).
SPLURGE Flood-and-drain systems, like the Turbogarden Top Feed Drip ($295.99), make gardening easy. A timer releases water and nutrients so you don’t have to.
4732 Monroe Rd., 704-344-8010

Wing Haven Nursery Shop

VIBE This volunteer-run nursery is located on the edge of the Wing Haven grounds. The gardens are artfully landscaped with English boxwood, rain lilies, and sweet bay magnolias.
THE GOODS Get inspired. Start by browsing books and videos about the passion of Elizabeth and Edwin Clarkson, who created Wing Haven in the 1920s.
SPLURGE Looking to up the agricultural ante in your backyard? Sign up for a gardening class taught by local experts. Topics include "Raising Food for our Neighbors the Natural Way" ($15) and "The All Seasons Garden" ($20).
248 Ridgewood Ave., 704-347-0607

American Beauty Garden Center

VIBE Owners Pete Freedman and Alan Corder are dedicated to sustainable gardening.
THE GOODS Organic soils, natural pesticides, compost bins, and rain barrels are among the eco-savvy offerings.
SPLURGE Stock up on Advanced Nutrients’ Organic Iguana Juice Bloom. Made with kelp extract and fish base, it’s guaranteed to produce lush fruits and flowers without using harsh chemicals.
1331 Central Ave., 704-334-8651
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