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Plant Nurseries and Garden Centers in Tyler

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.

Easy to grow Zinnias ... enjoyed by butterflies, and humans
Easy to grow Zinnias ... enjoyed by butterflies, and humans!

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:

  • Hand Nurseries offers a large variety of plants, hanging baskets, garden ornaments, pottery and related landscaping items in a lovely setting on Highway 64 west of Pounds Airport, just before Toll 49. Excellent quality. We purchased many plants there in the Spring of 2024. This family owned and operated nursery is highly recommended! Phone 903.316.9356 Read more about Hand Nurseries on Facebook
  • 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.
  • Hughes Plant Farm, 19980 US Highway 69, south of FM 346. A long-time favorite of Tyler gardeners, now under new ownership, with acres of green houses full of annuals, shrubs, bedding plants, trees, herbs, spring bulbs, perennials, soil, mulch, pots and fertilizers.

    Phone 903.894.7737 and visit the Hughes Plant Farm on Facebook
  • Plants of Texas has opened seasonally for several years at the corner of Loop 323 and Highway 155, offering a large variety of trees and plants.

    In 2023, family-owned Plants of Texas opened a new, permanent facility just south of Gresham on Old Jacksonville Highway (17470 FM 2493). It offers locally-grown plants specifically chosen for Texas gardens, indoor houseplants, vegetable and fruit varieties, beautiful pottery, quality soils & mulches, sturdy tools, garden furniture, gifts, and even some homegrown preserves. And beekeeping classes too! Phone 903.316.3292. Plants of Texas on Facebook
  • E.T. Landscape - locally owned and operated. Services include lawn care, tree removal, irrigation systems, sod installation, retaining wall construction, flagstone patios, concrete driveways and privacy fencing. Phone 903.426.1053
  • 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. Phone 903.330.4663
  • Fragrant Gardenias blooming in early spring
    An East Texas favorite ... fragrant Gardenias blooming in early spring
    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! Blue Moon also offers a variety of interesting and informative classes. Phone 903.852.3897
  • 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
  • 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

Grounds of the Municipal Rose Garden, looking south, Tyler, Texas
Tyler Texas Rose Garden

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.

Tyler Municipal Rose Garden

A greenhouse full of young plants in the spring ... Tyler Texas

Photo of a greenhouse full of young spring plants in Tyler Texas

The Other Tyler Flower: Azaleas

Azaleas at Dobbs backyard on the Tyler Azalea Trails

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

Orange Verbena
Orange Verbena
Red Dianthus
Red Dianthus


Yellow Hibiscus
Yellow Hibiscus with Red Throat


Happy Pink & White Pansy
Happy Purple and White Pansy

Yellow Portulaca blossom


East Texas Photo Galleries for Nature Enthusiasts

Pink Rose Bud in Morning Dew


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.

And be sure to visit our other website about those beautiful creates that float around our Texas landscape ... ButterfliesAtHome.com


Master Gardeners of Smith County

The Master Gardeners of Smith County are specially trained volunteers who provide horticultural information and help to the citizens of Smith County, working through the Smith County AgriLife Extension office.

After 72 hours of instruction in botany, soil science, entomology, plant pathology, landscape, fruit and vegetable gardening, Master Gardener interns volunteer an equivalent amount of time within a year to further AgriLife Extension’s mission of delivering educational programs to the citizens of Smith County.

2024 is the 31st year of the Smith County program, which has been recognized by both the local community and peers in other Master Gardener programs for outstanding programs and community service.

If you are interested in becoming a Master Gardener, or in having a Master Gardener speak at your organization’s event, please phone 903.590.2980 or visit the Master Gardeners website

click here for details on the Master Gardener lecture series