Tyler Texas Nurseries & Garden Centers


Tyler Texas Nurseries & Garden Centers

Gardening, Landscaping and Outdoor Living in Tyler

We love gardening, and landscaping, and East Texas is a great place for that pasttime! Tyler's relatively mild winters make for an environment that is conducive to near year-round gardening with trees, shrubs, annuals, and perennials.

Tyler's moderate climate allows residents to design and enjoy outdoor living lifestyles featuring outdoor spaces with varied gardening plants, waterfalls, pools, walkways, stone walls, outdoor lighting and entertaining areas.

Tyler Plant Nurseries, Garden Centers, and Landscaping Companies

Tyler and the surrounding East Texas area has a large variety of plant nurseries, garden centers, herb farms, tree farms and landscaping services. Many retail nursery outlets provide seasonal annual flowers, and a good selection of perennials, shrubs, native plants and trees.

In addition, several outlets provide related services and materials such as landscape design, grass sod, lawn care, and stone. Here are a few of our favorites:

  • Hughes Plant Farm, 19980 US Highway 69, south of FM 346, phone 903.894.7737. A long-time favorite of Tyler gardeners, with acres of green houses, shrubs, bedding plants, trees, herbs, spring bulbs, perennials, soil, mulch and fertilizers. All at reasonable prices. Don't miss this family-owned gem!
  • Harris Nursery, on US 69 North, between Loop 323 and I-20, phone 903.593.8646 - in business since 1969, offering a complete range of shrubs, perennials, annuals, roses, hanging baskets, pots and supplies.
  • Dory’s Gardens is a design and resource center providing inspiration and projects for landscapes with an artistic flair - located near downtown Tyler at 600 West Rusk Street more at the Dory's Gardens website
  • Blue Moon Gardens near Edom and Chandler, 13062 FM 279 - The quality of all of their plants is excellent, and their selection of butterfly and hummingbird-friendly plants is huge. The grounds themselves at Blue Moon are very well done and make a great place for walks, and the inside gift shop and garden center are not to be missed! Plus, their new outdoor pizza kitchen is beautiful. Blue Moon also offers a variety of interesting and informative classes. Phone 903.852.3897
  • Petty's Irrigation & Landscape - in business for 61 years, Petty's offers a garden center with quality plants, shrubs and trees. 14200 Rhones Quarter Road. Phone 903.534.4769
  • Weems Tree & Landscape Service - has been providing professional tree and landscape services since 1990. Phone 903.597.2118
  • Rambling Rose Nursery in Flint - rose bushes, trees, herbs, annuals and shrubs, in a plesant environment with a lovely stone office. Visit the nursery at 19045 County Road 139 (Burkett Road), across from the Flint Baptist Church. Phone 903.894.3030 for hours and other information.
  • Breedloves Nursery and Landscape, Highway 64 West, phone 903.597.7421
  • Wilhite Landscaping and Lawn Care, 13186 Highway 64 West, phone 903.596.9627
  • Chamblee Rose Nursery, 10926 US Highway 69 North, phone 903.882.5153
  • Lowe's Garden Center on South Broadway
  • All-America Rose Selections at the Municipal Rose Garden, Tyler, TexasAll-America Rose selections in the Tyler Texas Rose Garden
    Home Depot Garden Center at the corner of Highway 155 and Loop 323
  • Senter's Nursery on Railroad Avenue in Whitehouse
  • Jordan's Plant Farm, 7523 State Highway 42 South, Henderson
  • The Home and Garden Center, 1229 Karen's Road, Longview
  • Emerald Gardens, 5006 Judson Road, Longview
  • Bob Wells Nursery, 17160 CR 4100, Lindale

Tyler Roses

Tyler is the Rose Capital of America, the location of the Tyler Rose Garden, the nation's largest municipal rose garden, and the site of the Annual Texas Rose Festival held each October. The gardens are a popular destination for both local residents and for visitors, and offer a diversity of photographic opportunities.

It is one of 24 All American Rose Selection (AARS) test gardens in the country, and also includes a unique Idea Garden created and maintained by the Smith County Master Gardeners.

A popular variety in Tyler is the "Knockout Rose" which is used by many gardeners for its easy maintenance. The City of Tyler also uses Knockout Roses in many of the landscaped street medians, such as those along South Broadway Avenue.

 

 

A greenhouse full of flowering Poinsettas in the fall ... Tyler Texas
Photo of a greenhouse full of flowering Poinsettas in Tyler Texas

The Other Tyler Flower: Azaleas

Azaleas at Dobbs backyard on the Tyler Azalea Trail, March 18, 2012

A highlight of each spring season in East Texas is the 10-mile long Tyler Azalea Trail guiding visitors through neighborhoods of quaint brick streets, historic homes, and residential gardens filled with blooming azaleas, dogwoods and tulips.

The first Azaleas were planted in Tyler in 1929 by Maurice Shamburger, in the Lindsey Lane area.

Other neighbors soon followed, and the area became well known for its springtime beauty. Over the years the word spread across East Texas and beyond about Tyler azaleas.

In 1960, the first marked tour routes were established to help guide tourists.

Today, over 100,000 people from all over the USA visit Tyler each spring to attend the Tyler Azalea and Spring Flower Trail. Two marked routes exist today: the Lindsey Trail and the Dobbs Trail.

 

 

Some Popular Flowers Found at Local Tyler Nurseries

Texas Lantana
Texas Lantana

Texas Zinnia
Texas Zinnia

Texas Pansy blooming in the spring
Texas Pansy blooming in the spring

Red Impatiens
Red Impatiens

Pink Knockout Roses blooming in Tyler, Texas
Pink Knockout Roses blooming in Tyler, Texas

A greenhouse full of young plants ready for spring in Tyler Texas
Photo of a greenhouse full of flowering Poinsettas in Tyler Texas

 

East Texas Photo Galleries for Nature Enthusiasts

Texas Portulaca

 

 

If you love butterflies, you might enjoy our photo gallery of East Texas Flowers showcasing Azaleas, Daffodils, Zinnias, Portulaca, Lantana, and Pokeweed to name a few.

Our gallery of East Texas Birds is perfect for backyard nature lovers to explore, featuring bluebirds, woodpeckers, buntings, goldfinches, roadrunners, hawks, and much more.

Are you a hummingbird lover like us? Check out the photos and hummingbird videos in our Texas Hummingbird Gallery.


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