Hello and Welcome to Nearly Native Nursery!
We are a retail garden center and also a mail order site that specializes in Rare Native Plants, Trees, Shrubs, Perennials, & Palms.
We have a lot of hard to find native species that are available in too few numbers to have a permanent listing on our website so if there is something that you are looking for, please feel free to contact us. All of the material listed on our online catalog is not always here at our retail location so if you are coming by for a certain plant species, please check the availability before you come by.
We are currently working on our Native Oasis Botanical Garden that adjoins our retail location so come by to take a look. We have the native snakes of the SE on display for your viewing pleasure and of course we still have our parrots Buster and Paisley.
On September 23, 2014, wmcnamee from Jonesboro, GA wrote:
At 5:45 on a recent Saturday evening, I discovered five (5!) hungry Monarch caterpillars in my garden! They had eaten all the milkweed. In panic mode, I called Nearly Native Nursery. They stayed open for me so I could make my purchase and feed my precious caterpillars. Wish I could give them more than five stars!
On June 12, 2014, David_O4W from Atlanta, GA wrote:
This place is such a gem! Just south of the old courthouse in Fayetteville, it's worth the drive, particular for Intown Atlanta gardeners looking for healthy native species, fantastic service and great prices. I was looking for fragrant sweet shrub (Calicanthus Floridus) plants after a tragedy with an over zealous but kind neighbor befell my own semi mature plants. I thought I would have to mail order plants in order to replace them....To my surprise and delight, they had EXACTLY what I wanted....replacement fragrant plants. I also scored on some fantastic tomato plants that you'll never find at the big chains! They have an INCREDIBLE selection of plants. I'll be back and I'm telling my friends.
On April 4, 2014, sarowell from Opelika, AL wrote:
A very nice selection of natives including trees, shrubs and perennials along with a knowledgeable and helpful staff. You will find plants here that aren't available elsewhere. Additionally, something that's important to me, all plants are clearly labeled and priced and many are on showcase in-ground. A pot and picture are nice but getting to see the plants growing in situ is invaluable.
On January 28, 2014, applejr from Atlanta, GA wrote:
Went by for the first time on 1/25/14 and had a great experience. Jim took lots of time with me, figuring out what I want and sharing his vast knowledge of native species to help in my decision. Both Jim and Debi were very friendly and I will without a doubt return later this year.
On July 9, 2013, TeriMc from Peachtree City, GA wrote:
I was referred to the Nearly Native Nursery by a friend who did not steer me wrong! The owners were so friendly, and extremely helpful. They spent a lot of time with me explaining the benefits of the Big Green Egg, and then giving me cooking advice. They were out of one item I wanted, so they ordered it for me, and called me very promptly to let me know it was already in the store. They even took the time to explain about native snakes in Georgia. I will definitely be back!
On March 7, 2013, kmoliver23 from Athens, GA wrote:
Great Nursery with extensive native selection, including some things that are difficult to find in trade. The owners and staff werel knowledgeable, helpful and friendly. I am much looking forward to visiting this nursery again. Highly recommend!
On March 2, 2013, pennyks from Pendergrass, GA wrote:
I visited Nearly Native Nursery today and loved it! The owner, Jim Rodgers, gave me a tour and told me about any plant I asked about. He is very knowledgable, friendly and helpful. I will be going back (in warmer weather) and bringing all of my native plant enthusiast friends! Great selection and prices too!
On January 12, 2013, tbcostain from Flowery Branch, GA wrote:
I visited Nearly Native this morning and was overwhelmed by the number and quality of their selection of native trees that I've been looking to purchase for my yard. Jim was a font of knowledge on my list of trees as well as care and maintenance information that will be vital for me to keep my trees alive. I will definitely be back!
On December 12, 2012, botanicalbrian from Hampton, GA wrote:
If you are searching for a source for native plants to the Southeast, especially the rarer ones, Nearly Native Nursery is the only nursery you need to visit. Jim and Debi's knowledge of native plants and their vast selection are what set them apart from others in the nursery business. When you buy plants from Nearly Native, you know you've purchased plants that are truly unique for your garden and will not look like the typical plants you get at the big box stores. Plus, you will be attracting birds, butterflies, bees, and other beneficial insects to your garden. A real nursery that you can truly spend an entire day at.
On April 19, 2012, Starri from East Newnan, GA wrote:
The owners and staff at Nearly Native are so knowledgeable and helpful. Their love of nature and enthusiasm are inspiring! I learned so much. It was such a relaxing place- I'd love to go there just to hang out. My boys and I learned a lot and loved seeing the pet birds and snakes. A fun afternoon AND I came home with some beautiful plants that will thrive in our environment. They made lots of helpful suggestions. Nurseries can be intimidating and overwhelming for novices so I was extremely grateful for their guidance.
On September 20, 2011, DrScottAtlanta from Atlanta United States wrote:
They're so helpful...that guilt has driven me to find my old DG password and figure out how to post this overdue review!! They're very easy to get to from Atlanta. I've gone down about 3 times now and each time has been a great trip where I pick up plants that are on my wish list (great web site) & those I didn't know existed or that I even wanted. Jim and Debi took time to talk about my gardening needs and show some planted specimens that would be a good match. Each time, I load up my car and am very happy.
On September 7, 2011, 24_7_365 from Dublin, GA wrote:
THE place to go for native plants. These folks have a passion for providing for and educating the consumer. Kind and respectful in person and over the phone. Pleasant natural atmosphere for a relaxing shopping experience. Also fun for inquisitive, obedient youngsters.
On August 22, 2011, legaldirt from Bonanza, GA wrote:
My wife and I enjoyed the "experience" of shopping at this nursery. Jim was very knowledgeable about each of the plants. The plants are placed in an environment that gives you an idea what they would look like at home.
On July 20, 2011, kim7chz from Peachtree City, GA wrote:
We went by Nearly Native Nursery to purchase a Big Green Egg. Debi and Jim were so friendly and KNOWLEDGEABLE about their product that it made us very excited to get our Egg home and start using it. Not only were they well-versed in the use of the Egg, Debi even gave us a demonstration!! Now that's service! We had a really nice visit at their wonderful nursery and left feeling like we'd made an excellent choice in merchants.
I cannot imagine this kind of friendly service, replete with tips and advice, from any other nursery.
Thank you so much Debi and Jim!
On June 15, 2011, lisamuffin from Marietta, GA wrote:
Jim and Debi are the perfect nursery owners - knowledgeable, friendly and helpful. I went with a group of Master Gardeners that had specific items they were looking for. All found everything on their lists plus questions about native plants were answered completely.
On May 30, 2011, ricknsandy from Lilburn, GA wrote:
The nursery is truly "nearly native", having nearly all their plants native to the Piedmont. Our shopping experience and visit and learning experience with Jim and Debi was wonderful. They took time out from their busy schedule to help us with details about numerous plants and planting that were invaluable to us as we made decisions on purchases. They were very knowledgeable and helpful. We will definitely be back.
On April 20, 2011, Jamie324 from Lakeland, FL wrote:
I live in central FL (zone 9). Passed thru their nursery on a trip up north. Got there about 5 min. before they closed, but Jim and Debbie stayed for at least an hour past closing to help me out. Just 2 of the nicest people I've ever met. Ended up buying 15-20 plants; told them I wanted to pick them up on my way back home in a week, and when I got back, my plants were all set out and ready for me, as promised. Excellent nursery, maybe the best I've ever seen.......everything is labeled very clearly. Great selection, great prices; they really care about their plants. Can't say enough good about them; I'll definitely be back.
On April 7, 2011, NancyAnne67 from Fayetteville, GA wrote:
I visited Nearly Native Nursery today and as usual, Jim was a wealth of information. When others comment on how knowledgable he is, it is an understatement. This guy is a walking plant encyclopedia. The only thing you have to do is tell him a little about the area you are going to plant in and he will walk you around and show you all the different plants. I ended up purchasing two bushes and plan on going back tomorrow to purchase a tree.
On March 22, 2011, metalluk from Saunderstown, RI wrote:
I ordered a plant from Nearly Native Nursery by mailorder. The plant was shipped promptly and arrived in excellent condition, thanks to the superb packaging. The plant was one that is not elsewhere available (as far as I know) -- a selection of the rhododendron flammeum (also called speciosum or the Oconee azalea) called "Red Inferno." The folks at Nearly Native Nursery are friendly and the transaction was very satisfying.
Jim is wonderful! We live down the street from the nursery and brought a snake to him for identification. He gave us so much knowledge on snakes and showed us how to identify venomous and non-venomous. The nursery is a beautiful layout and a must see! (by the way, our snake was a watersnake - nonvenomous)!
On May 12, 2009, wicklin101 from Decatur, GA wrote:
I had been to their wonderfully informative web site many times, and drove down to Fayetteville to check out their nursery. This is a nursery for gardeners who are tired of the bland homogeneity of big box stores and are looking for plants you've read about but never seen outside a botanical garden. They have hard to find natives like Devilwood (Osmanthus americanus) and Florida Yew (Taxus floridiana). I purchased a Ben Franklin tree (Franklinia alatamaha), a very rare decidous, flowering tree, and several native milkweeds (Asclepias tuberosa). Jim and Debbie are personable and informed, and lead you around the nursery, showing you plants like they're introducing their family to you. I can't wait to visit them again.
On May 3, 2009, cheersparty from Baltimore, MD wrote:
Nearly Native Nursery was a pleasure to deal with. Jim and Debi make plant buying stress free and ship out a great product at a fair price. I will highly recommend Nearly Native to all of my friends. Thank you! Ira
We went in looking for some general advice and plants for attracting butterflies, and came out much better educated on the importance, and benefits, of gardening with native species. Very cool place, very large selection, extremely knowledgeable staff. If you live in the Atlanta area, you MUST see this place and spend some time talking to Jim and his staff.
My husband and I both enjoy the experience of shopping at Nearly Native Nursey you can't ask for more friendly service! It is very unique to do business with people that treat you like family!!! We never walk away with a question unanswered and they always have the coolest stuff!!!! We love it!!!
Debi and Jim Rodgers are the owner operators of the Nearly Native Nursery in Fayetteville,Ga. Jim and Debi have the know how for any sitution you may have with your landscape.They take personal pride in helping anyone with plant slection and planting instructions. We go there several times each and always find something new and Native.Great people to do bussiness with and the prices are great too.
I wanted a particular tree that was difficult to find. Nearly Native had the tree I wanted in the size I wanted. I received it very quickly and in excellent condition. My questions about planting materials were answered promptly and thoroughly. A great experience in every way and I recommend this company to everyone.
On November 2, 2007, Ritch from Rossville, GA wrote:
Last Sunday I visited Nearly Native Nursery in Fayetteville, GA. I had been to their former location a few years ago and enjoyed it, however the new location is much larger and the plant selection far better. The owners, Debbie & Jim, are quite personable and very knowledgeble about gardening. My interest is in palms and I look forward to being a regular customer. I'd like to encourage others to check them out.
On June 5, 2007, JessiToms from Fayetteville, GA wrote:
I honestly cannot say enough about this nursery. Both Jim and Debi (owners) are very knowledgable and very helpful. Most importantly, they both made me feel welcome and have been very friendly every time I have been there (even five minutes before closing!). I am a beginner and I really found all the information/knowledge very helpful. The prices are very reasonable and actually less than the other nurseries in the area by far (believe me I have shopped them all)! If you happen do be in the area, I highly recommend them.
On February 28, 2007, sweetpea48 from Mcdonough, GA wrote:
I love this place. the owner is a font of knowlege, and he has a good supply of natives. He also has a couple of parrots that are fun to visit with. The plants I've gotten here have been good and healthy.