We are a mail order site and retail nursery that specializes in Rare Native Plants, Trees, Perennials, & Palms. We offer great customer service and an experienced and educated staff that can answer any of your gardening or native plant questions.
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.
I drove over an hour to visit Nearly Native Nursery and it was well worth the drive. My garden is focused on native plants, so I really appreciate that a nursery focuses entirely on those plants. Everyone was very knowledgeable about not only the plants, but each plant's wildlife value. Their garden was full of butterflies and I even found a monarch caterpillar and egg on the milkweed! I love that they don't use pesticides and even allow caterpillars to much on their plants for sale! If you are looking for wildlife friendly native plants, Nearly Native Nursery is worth a visit!
This was my first trip to Nearly Native Nursery and I fell in love with the people that work there and the variety of plants offered. The staff was very informative and helpful and I found everything and more that I was looking for. I will definitely be going back. Everyone that loves wildlife and plants needs to know about this place. It has opened up my world.
What a great find this place is! The nurseries in our area do not stock the native plants we wanted in our yard (Chokeberry Bush; Bottlebrush Buckeye; native rhodies) so we ventured down to Fayetteville and had a great experience at Nearly Native. They are extremely knowledgeable about native plants, and provided us with great solutions to tough areas by looking at photos on our mobile phones. All their plants were strong and healthy looking -- we highly recommend a visit! The Bairs from intown Atlanta
What a fun field trip, which included a drive past Evander Holyfield's house on my way from Atlanta. It's like a visit to a park with an expert at your side. I got so much great information, in addition to a bunch of great plants that I hadn't been able to find elsewhere. I highly recommend a visit!
My husband and I visited A Nearly Native Nursery last month and purchased some pollinator friendly plants, then returned today to purchase more. We were impressed with the scope of Jim and Debi's knowledge and their commitment to Georgia's flora. They spent a lot of time educating us, and showing their excellent collection of plants. We will be back in the fall to select a variety of plants that will bloom in successive months next year. With their help, our garden is amazing, colorful with hardy native flowers. Jim and Debi's individualized customer attention is fantastic. We have become friends because of their above and beyond commitment to excellence. Definitely recommend A Nearly Native Nursery.
I have been using Daves Garden top mail order nurseries for years now. I have been very happy with the quality of plants from Nearly Native Nursery in the past but they went above and beyond this week. I ordered three chinquapin. Two arrive beautiful and one was stressed and did not make it after being planted. Nearly Native Nursery replaced it and it was at my doorstep within several days of my notifying them of the problem. Considering how busy nurseries are in the spring, this was an amazing response time. I have been gardening for 35 years and I am Master Gardener who teaches the public how to garden and I highly recommend ordering from Nearly Native Nursery.
AMAZING place. Jim and Brian were extremely helpful. Love that all items are native and are pesticide free.
PhillyLover Philadelphia, PA (11 reviews) April 21, 2016
Returning customer. Ordered several perennials and shrubs. Good sized plants for the price. Shipped well and on time. One plant died quickly after transplanting. I will notify them. Look forward to ordering from them again in the future.
Posted on November 30, 2011, updated April 13, 2016
Received my order today and am so very excited. The plants are huge and healthy looking! I know they get really good reviews here on DG, but I never dreamed the plants would look this good. The help with order selection was wonderful too - I spoke with someone very nice when trying to make my selections. Then today spoke with Jim as I had a couple of questions concerning planting. Super people!!! I\'ll definitely be ordering again :-)On April 13th, 2016, Fran59 added the following:
4/12/2016 I placed another order for spring 2016, and 'Nearly Native' has again exceeded my expectations! This is a great place to order plants. I highly recommend them :-)
Great company! I drove over an hour to get there, and it was worth the trip. Jim gave me a great deal of information on butterfly plant hosts, native trees, and local problems from animals in the area. The lesson alone was worth the trip. I also was able to purchase a couple of trees that I have looked for several years. Beautifully landscaped
company garden. Thank you.
Yes, it is a long drive from where you live. It is worth it! One of the best nurseries I have ever seen. It is unlike any big box nursery for sure. Lots and lots of special plants to enjoy. It is on the comfortable size for a nursery, and the owners could not be more helpful.
You will almost certainly find something to bring home, so you might as well prepare the trunk before you set out.
A couple of years ago, I made my first trip down there, and came home with some Indian Pinks flowers. They have thrived, despite little care. It makes a difference if your plants are native to the area!
I just returned from another expedition to N.N.N., and have a number of new beauties to plant. I will be expanding my garden with hardy plants that like the South-and also some more Indian Pinks.
I live in Johns Creek, and drove in Atlanta traffic for nearly 2 hours to visit Nearly Native. Jim was patient and careful to explain the care needed for the plants I purchased for my fledgling butterfly garden. He showed me a personal video he had taken of wild azaleas in Alabama covered with Tiger Swallowtails. He truly appreciates and believes in the value of planting natives. Wonderful experience - just wish it was closer!
The owners of Nearly Native Nursery are the most knowledgable plant professionals that I have ever purchased plants from. They are extremely helpful in guiding you towards plants that will be successful in your specific garden or natural environment. Beyond providing knowledgable customer service and an excellent selection of native plants they are active in the incredibly important work of preserving and protecting our native plant species through education and through their incredible native plant sanctuary located at the nursery. You can feel good about supporting native plant preservation by choosing to purchase plants from them. It is worth the trip just to stroll through their gardens and see native plants, both common and threatened, along with special wild selections. As a native plant enthusiast and plant professional myself, I highly recommend Nearly Native Nursery.
My husband and I stopped by NNN yesterday for the first time.
We enjoyed walking around and looking at the unique native plants. Really excited about finding many plants which I do not see in the box stores. I bought a few things and anxious to purchase more when they have them in the fall. I will also continue visiting during this summer to see blooming of plants and flowers. Their property is so much like ours, with lots of shade. We have many native plants also growing in our yard....lucky I guess....Jim and Debbie made us feel right at home.
rrenner001 Chickamauga, GA (1 review) March 21, 2016
I had been searching for a sassafras tree in the Chattanooga area for some time, with no luck. I finally found one on the Nearly Native Nursery site. An email requesting more information was quickly returned, and I called and ordered from a friendly and very helpful representative.
Just a few days later, a tall, very sturdy box arrived with my little tree. It was packaged incredibly well, and it was just as nice a tree as the helpful sales rep had described it to be.
Planted it a week or so ago, and it is looking great. We look forward to watching it grow and will come back for more plants!
bradman79 Grovetown, GA (Zone 8a) (5 reviews) March 20, 2016
I ordered a few trees and perennials for my native plant collection. I received all of my plants in great condition - moist, secure, and healthy. It's easy to see this nursery takes pride in the products they provide. I would definitely use them again in the future.
I ordered two hard to find maple-leaf viburnums from A Nearly Native Nursery. They were very helpful via email correspondence. I received my shrubs the next day after my order and they were very well-packaged and a good size for the price. They've been in the ground about a week and they are leafing out and looking good. I would definitely order from them again.
I had been wanting to order from this company for awhile and finally got around to it a few weeks ago. They were the only seller of the plant I wanted. I contacted them by phone and the person who answered was very helpful. I asked if they sold the plant in a larger size that was not listed and they did, it was just the right size to ship and in bloom as well. Shipping was fast and affordable. The plant arrived in great condition and I was very pleased with it and its over all health. Great company to deal with and I will be ordering again from them in the future.
shpfitz Brownsboro, AL (3 reviews) February 14, 2016
Fantastic selection and customer support! I have ordered from Nearly Native twice and had a great experience both times. The plants arrived as scheduled and in excellent condition.
gsteinbe Trenton, NJ (20 reviews) January 19, 2016
Nearly Native Nursery was very helpful, and the plants look great. Because I ordered in late fall, everything is dormant, so I'm anxious to see how the plants do in the spring. I'll try to remember to come back and post an update then.
nnnursery Fayetteville, GA (Zone 7b) (3 reviews) December 6, 2015
I have purchased plants from Nearly Native Nursery as a mail order customer but this was my first visit to their retail location.
They have so many plants for sale that are not even listed in their catalog and the specimen garden of about 4 acres showcases plants that I have never seen growing anywhere.
I only wished that I lived closer to visit them more often.Company representative comment on December 6, 2015: On Dec 6, 2015 10:22 AM, A Nearly Native Nursery responded with:
This comment is from Marilyn Franks, Lawrenceville, Georgia who could not figure out how to place a comment and insisted that we include her feedback on Dave's Garden.
We visited the nursery since we only live 90 minutes south and it was well worth the trip. We were able to get Red Buckeye Trees no one else carries for our fall planting. They have a vast selection of hard to find plants in excellent condition and a variety of sizes. The owners are very knowledgeable, they spent a lot of time with us and you can call them with your questions. It was a wonderful experience; we will definitely be back for spring planting time!
MollyBlooms Grosse Pointe Farms, MI (12 reviews) November 26, 2015
This nursery not only has a fine selection of native plants, but they have excellent service and quality. When I ordered my plants, I included information about the site where I was going to plant some of them, and Debi e-mailed me to point out that a couple of those I had chosen would not be good candidates for the soil type in that site. My plants arrived very carefully packed (not half out of their pots as in the case of *some* nurseries I could name) and in fine condition, well rooted and a good size for the price. I am still kicking myself for ordering, from another nursery, three redbuds at what seemed like the bargain end-of-season price of $12 each -- that is, until three ill-nourished-looking things arrived half out of their 3" pots. Sheesh. For a few more dollars, $24 each to be exact, I received redbuds in 3 gallon pots from Nearly Native Nursery and they are MUCH healthier and larger, altogether a better value. I also appreciate the detailed plant tags, which not only provide the plant name but also the type of site and light each plant prefers. I will definitely order from Nearly Native again.
I want to first say, this is a truly outstanding nursery. I've never seen such diversity in native plants. I received magnolias and sassafras from this company with absolutely no doubt in my mind they would fail to grow and flourish. It is very refreshing to see a great alternative nursery not propelling all your non-native species of plants and trees that you see at your typical garden centers nowadays. The plants I received where healthy and robust. The owners Jim and Debi are very friendly, knowledgeable and aim to please. I am not surprised they hold a place in the watchdog top 30.
Garden122 Jamestown, NC (1 review) November 24, 2015
This company has a very good variety of native plants, the quality and condition of the plants are excellent, the packaging for shipping is superb, and the customer service is outstanding. They are at the very top of my list of companies that sell and ship native plants. I recommend them to anyone.
smaherga Avondale Estates, GA (1 review) November 16, 2015
I live in the Atlanta area and was lucky enough to visit this nursery just south of the city. Jim gave me a personal tour of their garden, which is a fascinating place with a outstanding selection of natives. I'm looking forward to their upgrade to their online ordering so I can take advantage of the great inventory of hard-to-find plants. I was looking for a male Possumhaw Ilex decidua, and Nearly Native Nursery was the only place with this plant in stock. Highly recommended.
The nursery is a lovely place to visit, with mulched paths and containerized plants grouped under large shade trees. The owners, Jim and Debi, are very helpful, knowledgeable, and friendly. The plant selection is excellent and the plants are healthy and well-grown. It's a great nursery!
worm53 Federal Way, WA (1 review) November 9, 2015
My stepson recently moved into a new home in Fort Mill, SC and while visiting I was helping him design his new backyard and garden. He had his sights set on a Sassafrass tree and none were available at local nurseries. The tree was a gift, so after researching on line nurseries I decided to order from Nearly Native Nursery. Ordering was a breeze and I could tell by talking with them they were serious about the care of the tree in shipping which I appreciated. The tree arrived after left but was reportedly packed extremely well and is a healthy specimen. It is now in the ground and will hopefully thrive. They kept me updated throughout the process which is appreciated.
brianaucuba PEQUEA, PA (Zone 6b) (15 reviews) November 9, 2015
Posted on July 28, 2015, updated November 9, 2015
A great ordering experience from start to finish. For some reason Pinus palustris was hard to find via mailorder until I found Nearly Native. Moderately priced, fast shipping, packed with great care. My small order was handled with professionalism.On November 9th, 2015, brianaucuba added the following:
My Pinus palustris seedlings are doing very well despite the past two wretched winters here. They are past the "grass" stage and are approximately three feet high. I am very happy with my purchase especially since most sources say these trees should not be hardy in my zone 6b garden.
BeastMode Westminster, MD (1 review) November 8, 2015
I've been trying to obtain all the American hickory species to plant on my new property, which has required quite a bit of research... Nearly Native was the only nursery I could find that had Sand Hickory seedlings available. I spoke to the owner over the phone and it was a pleasure talking to him. The seedlings and shipping were very reasonably priced. They waited a week until the plants were more dormant to ship but you can see the buds on the seedlings indicating that they are still viable. The roots looked very healthy too. Very happy I found Nearly Native!
P.S. I think there is a post somewhere about some individuals looking for sand hickory as well.
tasvin New York City, NY (2 reviews) November 8, 2015
I am delighted I found this wonderful Nursery. The quality of there plants is wonderful and the owner is very helpful and knowledgeable.I am looking forward to buying more plants in the New Year. I highly recommend A Nearly Native Nursery.
We are big fans of native plants of the southeast. After seeing the NNN website we made a wish list and planned a trip to their location in Fayetteville, GA. The trip was made a few days ago, and it was well worth it. We were wowed by how many native plants they have. Jim was our very knowledgeable guide, and we selected more plants than were on our list. It was a fine experience, and we bought plants that we couldn't possibly have found in our home area. It was enjoyable doing business with Jim and Debbie. Jim spent a lot of time with us, and provided so much interesting and helpful information. We will definitely be return customers.
teclark Vineyard Haven, MA (1 review) October 24, 2015
I had been aware of this nursery for several years and finally had the chance to visit during a recent trip to Georgia. This nursery is a gem and it was great to meet the owners Jim and Debi Rogers. Jim is remarkably knowledgeable, pleasant and generous with his time and knowledge! The nursery is chock full of southeastern U.S. natives and select forms of many - many of which were selected and named by Jim. The gardens are a work in progress but nonetheless enjoyable to stroll through and there are many mature specimens of the plants offered for sale. Prices are very reasonable especially considering the rarity of many offerings. I will definitely do business with NNN in the future and hope more people "discover" this great nursery.
A visit always seems welcomed and interest and curiosity are well rewarded. Leave yourself plenty of time to browse and be prepared to go away with more than you anticipated :). Well worth the drive from Dublin. Customer service and selection will most likely exceed your expectations.
We shopped in person.
The owner was pleasant and very knowledgeable.
The choice of native plants was amazing
Vdeluna New Albany, IN (1 review) September 23, 2015
Wow! This company is the best! They have over 900 plants. .. You will probably talk and order with the owners. They are great. They will tell you if that plant will work in your area. The shipping price is very very fair...the way they are shipped is awesome goes beyond what you image. They are wrapped by a person with notes to the carrier and little notes to you. They will be wrapped in a way that will have the plant very alive and ready to be planted. I can't say enough great things about their nursery, customer service and passion for their plants. Luv them
A few weekends ago after traveling over an hour from Sandy Springs, GA to Nearly Native Nursery in Fayetteville, GA, we purchased a Chinese Fringe Tree, (Chinoanthus virginicus). We also purchased a Georgia Feverbark Tree (Pinckneya pubens), two Southern Gentleman hollies (Ilex vertisillata) plus a few other plants.
We received accurate and informative directions on where to plant and how to maintain the plants. So far, they are
thriving in our yard.
The nursery itself is worth the drive just to view the great variety of plants on site. Thank you for good service and great information about our purchases.
jnboston Roslindale, MA (1 review) September 21, 2015
I was delighted to find out about Nearly Native Nursery through Dave's Garden noting that NNN had the baptisia australis I was trying to find. My phone and email contacts with NNN were most informative and very helpful. The 2 plants I received were very large and extremely well packaged. It's the end of the season here, so I cannot report on how they will develop -- but I trust they will do well, as long as I do my part to provide good planting, soil, light and care -- as it surely appears that NNN did all the right things on their end.
Nearly Native Nursery is an easy drive south of Atlanta, GA. Though McBride Rd may not show up in a navigation system, it does exist and is nearby closely named McBride Ln and McBride Cemetery Rd in Fayetteville, GA. I stayed longer than expected talking with Jim who was knowledgeable and gracious with his time. He helped me select several pollinator and wildlife plants (from a longer wish list) that were suited to my yard and interests. I had not been able to find any of these plants inside the beltline. NNN is a hidden gem.