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
On Sep 22, 2015, RebeccaPinckney Atlanta, GA wrote:
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.
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.
On Jul 28, 2015, brianaucuba PEQUEA, PA (Zone 6b) wrote:
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.
NNN was fantastic! They dealt with me the old fashioned way: They were courteous and patient and didn't treat my small order like it was any less important than a larger order. I'll go here first as I add more more natives to my garden & recommend them to others. Thumbs up!
Cheryl in Pennsylvania
Amazing selection of plants. It will take years for me to collect every native plant I want from their selection. Jim was knowledgeable about plant cultivars, selecting soil conditions conducive to successful transplanting and so much more.
Very happy to have found a great source for native plants! Jim spent all afternoon showing us around the nursery and gave great recommendations. It was wonderful to be able to see what our plants might look like in a few years and see the beautiful plantings they have. We bought several shrubs and all are doing well - we are planning to go back very soon and for many years to come! I also highly recommend the advanced plant search on their website.
On Jun 18, 2015, ondracekdebora Madison, GA wrote:
Such a wonderful experience for native plant enthusiasts. Jim was so knowledgeable and helpful and the variety of Georgia native plants was without equal. This is the nursery I have been searching for. His show garden gave me many wonderful ideas for my own backyard design. I'll definitely be back in the fall!!!
On Jun 1, 2015, StephanieMC Winterville, GA wrote:
I have been working on removing invasive plants and incorporating more natives into my yard since moving to a new home last spring. During my search for southeastern plants, I've ordered from 5 different nurseries online, and by far, my experience with Nearly Native has been the best. They remind you of the way people used to do business, back when more mom & pop places still existed. The customer service was wonderful. Debbi and Jim are both helpful and knowledgeable and give thoughtful responses to any questions. I have, to date, planted 12 plants from this nursery: an American Holly, a 5 foot Persimmon tree, 3 3 gallon Spruce Pines, a 1 gallon Bottle Brush Buckeye, a 1 gallon PawPaw, a 3 gallon American Beech, 2 Wax Myrtles, an Eastern Red Cedar, and a beautiful little 1 gallon Loblolly Pine. ALL of them are still living and thriving, after being in the ground for almost half a year in some cases. Since I ordered twice, they went out of their way to arrange for a friend of theirs who lived near me to bring me my trees, so that I wouldn't have to pay extra postage. I would recommend this company with confidence to anybody who wants to have healthy, beautiful natives surrounding their home.
I was impressed with the quality of the plants and the very careful way they were packaged for shipment. The staff were helpful and informative. I have recommended this nursery to all of my gardening friends. I will do business with them again.
I have been a native plant enthusiast for years but have struggled to find a reliable source for harder to find items. Finding Nearly Native Nurseries has been a great delight. Their catalog is amazing to review. Their collection is extensive. They are friendly and helpful on the phone. Best of all however is that the plants I received were even better than I imagined they would be. Packaged well, they were of size and condition that exceeded my expectations. Pricing was very good And shipping was fast. I will definitely be using them again and would highly recommend to anyone looking for a reliable, knowledgable source for natives.
My only regret is that I do not live a bit closer so I could visit in person. I hear it is quite an experience.
Found native plants here that were either too expensive or not available in local nurseries. No one knew about osmanthus americanus (devilswood) except Nearly Native. All arrived in great condition, ahead of schedule and are doing well. One problem-they suggested the devilwood was deer resistent but deer muched leaves within three days of planting. I've now begun regular repellant program so the plant should recover quickly. Plants from other suppliers have also been promised as "deer resistent" but they have been chewed to ground within hours, notably Joe Pye weed and bee's balm. Latter has come roaring back but no sign of Joe.
Nearly Naive people are very polite and positive both on the phone and in writing. I now have a question with them waiting for an answer but this must be an extremely busy time. I'm sure they will get to it soon. .
Today I visited Native Nursery to purchase 3 pink mulhly grass. I met Jim, who is extremely nice and very knowledgable!!! I WILL be returning! I also had the pleasure of meeting Jim's wife Debbie who is so polite! I can't wait to go back! If you haven't been to Nearly Native, I highly recommend going, you will not regret it!
I had purchased three Georgia aster plants at our local arboretum plant sale last fall, and this month I decided to add a few more in the same location. I found only two sources in Dave's search. This one was more expensive, but was within driving distance, so a friend and I decided to make a day trip yesterday. The visit was both fun and educational; Jim and Debi spent lots of time with us. The difference in price was more than made up for by the quality of the plants and the personal attention. A couple items were technically not in stock, but Jim made a special effort to personally go dig some up for me. The only problem was that I wound up buying too many other plants, and then my helper didn't show up for work today. My 75 year old back is a little sore from the driving and the digging, but my spirits are high. If you live within two or three hours drive, the trip is well worth the effort.
Jim was so helpful, from the moment I got lost trying to find McBride Road using navigation and Google Maps, Jim stayed on the phone with me giving me directions until I pulled into their driveway.. (make sure to use "Mc Bride", with a space if you use Google Maps). I arrived 15 minutes to their closing time of 6pm, but Jim stayed with me until 8pm, showing me around the entire place, teaching me everything he could about plants. You won't get that type of customer service anywhere nowdays. He definitely knows his stuff and I would recommend Nearly Native Nursery to everyone.
I ordered two sassafras trees. The trees arrived in great condition due to careful and secure packaging. The trees are beautiful and healthy. I could not be more pleased. These folks took time to visit with me on the telephone, answer my questions, and pick two nice trees to send to me. I highly recommend Nearly Native Nursery!
I purchased 2 vaccinium arboreum from Nearly Native, but also had a great time learning about all the plants they have on their property. I will definitely be back for more plants as I build my garden at my new house!
Nearly Native was extremely helpful and professional from beginning to end. I found them through the Dave's listing, in search of native plants for middle Georgia for a non-profit's community park. With me being a little more than a typical retail customer, and definitely not a landscape professional, Debi did a wonderful job filling my knowledge gaps, helping me finalize an order within budget. Their selection was more than I could hope for in trees, shrubs and perennials. When they did not carry some fruits we wanted for an orchard, Debi helped me find those, too.
Although they were technically closed, they arranged to meet us on our schedule.
We picked up our order using our own vehicle. They provided expert packing and loading. Plants were as described and expected. In a couple cases, root-bound plants were honestly described ahead of time, with a discount applied.
Having been in the ground a few weeks, all seem to be thriving.
I am working now with Nearly Native on an order for my personal use.
On Mar 22, 2015, Mizzy Horse Shoe, NC (Zone 7a) wrote:
The trilliums I ordered were shipped as promised and arrived in tip top shape. The packaging was excellent although a bit of a Chinese puzzle in order to get them out of the box but entirely manageable! I also appreciated the dialog re: "Eco" cultivars and Don Jacobs. No question I want to do business again with Jim & Debi who take the time to get to know their customers a wee bit. It is rare in today's business world. That alone would bring me back! I love natives and it is good to talk with folks who not only sell them but also are knowledgeable and love them too!
On Mar 14, 2015, peggyk411 Spanish Fort, AL wrote:
Our Magnolia Macrophylla aka Bigleaf Magnolia,were shipped same day and arrived next day. Packing was outstanding! Heavy cardboard box, root balls wrapped in moisture cover then in plastic sheet that was taped to side & bottom of box with this side up marking on box. Arrived in great shape! There is always a concern when ordering on-line but Nearly Native is top class. We have been searching for these trees nearby with out luck. So glad we found Nearly Native. They were very responsive to our calls & questions. I recommend them 100%
I had saw an older availability list for Sabal bermudana on a google search for nurseries who may carry them. Nearly Native Nursery came up and I was heading up towards Atlanta that next day and thought to myself ... "why not stop in and see if they still may have one." It was not too far off the route of travel so I decided to go. That day I stopped in at the nursery and it was neat and tidy with a quaint country feel too it. Had many unusual plants that can not be found elsewhere. I came across a gentleman named Jim who owned it and he was very informative. He was a really cool guy who knew his stuff. He was "down-to-earth-eco-friendly". Jim will help you find what you are looking for or at least find you alternatives. My Sabal bermudana was sold out but he offered me some other unique rare eco-types of Sabal for sale. After making a purchase of a Sabal louisiana he was so kind to offer me a few small palms as a bonus. I highly recommend him and I believe you will be as happy as I was. Pay him a visit. You will be glad you did.
Nearly Native Nursery is a fantastic community resource! Their plant selection is extensive and the owners, Debi and Jim are a delight to work with. Friendly, professional, and a wealth of knowledge, they happily take the time to discuss exactly what will suit your planting needs....I will definitely be returning!
Great selection of unusual plants. Good size, quality. Excellent service--they were willing to re-pot, or newly divide several items that were not already available in their selections. The website is not up to date--most of the things I wanted, which were listed on the website as out of stock, were actually available or they were willing to divide for me on site.
Beginning a year ago, we began replacing our garden of invasives and weeds with native plants, after first ordering (and being very happy with) 3 native honeysuckles we got from Nearly Native (replacing Japanese barberry). The deal we made was: you design our garden and we'll buy the plants you suggest from you. Jim did, and we did. He told us that we'd have something blooming almost year-round. The plants came well-established and carefully wrapped (almost too carefully) and most of them survived last year's awful winter even though I planted them in a November rainstorm, without uprooting the weeds, and I couldn't see what I was doing.. Many of the plants he suggested are unusual, at least in Brooklyn. And a year later, in mid-December and after a hard frost, amazingly some stuff is still blooming. We are looking forward to the spring.
I ordered two Nyssa Sylvatica trees from Nearly Native Nursery. The trees arrived very well packaged and in great shape. Both trees look very good along with the root systems. I have also spoke with them by phone just to get some planting advice and they were very helpful and answered every question I had.
On Nov 11, 2014, aarondalton Nashville, TN (Zone 7a) wrote:
First order from Nearly Native Nursery.
Ordering process is a little cumbersome (you can't order online directly, but must call and/or fax your order).
That said, it gave me a chance to talk with Debi and Jim, both of whom were really friendly and helpful. Customer service gets an A++ rating here!
IMHO, plant prices are excellent. Of course, shipping costs can be painful, but I'm sure Nearly Native Nursery is just passing on their own costs for (very sturdy) boxes and shipping.
Shipping was very fast. Even considering that I'm in Tennessee and Nearly Native Nursery is in Georgia, I was shocked when plants arrived the day after shipping! This was great and I'm sure the fast shipment minimized transport stress.
Plants were very carefully packed and arrived without damage. If I have any complaint it is that the packing was so strong (paper, surrounded by plastic and packing tape) that I had a hard time unwrapping some of the plants.
Generally speaking, the plants were large and established. A couple of them (particularly 3-gallons) seemed root bound, but I did some root pruning and hopefully they will do OK once established.
Nearly Native Nursery has a wonderful selection of plants that are native to the Southeastern U.S. and I really appreciate the fact that I could obtain some plants like Viburnum obovatum, straight species Juniperus virginiana and Osmanthus americanus that are generally impossible to find locally and even hard to find at most mail order nurseries.
I have ordered nursery stock, mostly trees (magnolias, Black Tupelo, etc) from Nearly Native Nursery on two occasions and will be placing another order with them for spring, 2015. This nursery (also on site and retail) stands among the elite and is hands down one of the very best I have ever dealt with. They have a huge variety of plants, vines, shrubs and trees, including palms, many rare and hard to come by in the nursery trade. Their nursery stock is well-sized, healthy, packaged to perfection and always arrives when requested and in top-notch condition. Everything I have ordered from them is growing and thriving. Their pricing is more than fair. The owners, Jim and Debi, provide impeccable customer service and are from a horticultural perspective very knowledgeable (extensive descriptions for every item they sell), not to mention helpful, courteous, honest and reliable, the latter two traits ever more difficult to find in the online nursery trade these days. They always add a personal touch to every order. I would unequivocally recommend Nearly Native Nursery to anyone looking for a totally positive online nursery ordering experience. As evidenced by their countless numbers of very satisfied customers (astounding as it sounds, apparently not even one unsatisfied customer), they don't disappoint. If they have what you're looking for, order from them with peace of mind. You'll be glad you did and become a repeat customer.
My Asclepias plants arrived in excellent condition, with lusty root systems. It was a litle difficult to remove the wrappings, but I don't suppose there is any way to make that more intuitive. I also received a lovely personalized note, thanking me for my order. I will definitely order from here again.
Great variety of native plants at reasonable prices. I was looking for butterfly, hummingbird, as well as berry plants to feed the birds in the winter and wasn't disappointed. My hummers have already given their plants an excited nod of approval!
My wife and I have visited Nearly Native twice, and left with a great feeling of having found a great source for information, practical knowledge, history, and of course, a great source for native plants. Our interest is attracting butterflies, bees and birds to our gardens in central GA and south FL. The folks at NN are just great. I feel guilty taking so much of his time (an hour each visit) but at least I am buying some great plants, some of which are hard to find, and nearly endangered. We share so much info and experiences with him, it is hard to just walk away. Jim and Debi are doing a great job, are wonderful, knowledgeable people, who I hope will be around for a long time. If you just want to browse on your own, it is very easy to do because everything is identified and price is clearly shown on computer printed plant tags which help us when we get home with our new plant treasures. We live about an hour away but will make this trip on a monthly basis to visit and see what is new at NN.
My experience with NNN has always been positive. My 1st order was a pick up and the second was shipped. In both cases the plants were in good condition and healthy. I have not lost a single plant that I've purchased from NNN. The packaging of the plants was perfect.
My first two visits at Nearly Native were a week apart. Both times I spent at least an hour talking with Jim, the owner. And both times I left empty-handed. What was amazing was that I never felt pressured to buy a single plant! I learned so much from him during our talks and was able to go home, process the information, and do a little extra research of my own. Everything I was taught was spot-on and even more insightful than most of the available information online. Clearly, Nearly Native not only cares about their plants and their business, but also about educating their customers, especially those inclined to learn...as I was. They have helped me start creating a formal garden out of native plants as opposed to alien ornamentals (yes! it's possible!). I have already gone back three more times and made several purchases. Also, Jim has helped me identify several species growing on my property I have always been curious about and never been able to find online!!! The man is like a walking encyclopedia. Now I can identify everything growing on my acre of land and know exactly how to care for it.
One other really neat thing about this nursery: I love being there. It is basically a garden in itself, full of winding trails, hills, ponds, and lots of inspiration. Most of the plants they carry in stock are actually planted near the pots they sell, so you can get a really good idea of what it will look like when mature. WOW! That is such a cool feature! I have not seen that done anywhere else!
Absolutely Awesome experience! It was a true gift to be able to talk with Jim and learn about native plants that would work well in our woodland area. We are beyond excited and eagerly look forward to fall and winter when we can purchase trees, shrubs and plants that will make our yard even more attractive (to us and to wildlife!). Special thanks to Jim who patiently spent so much time teaching us about plants that would work well in our area. (Please accept our apology for delaying your lunch for soooo long!) I would also like to thank Debi, who so promptly (and so helpfully) responded to our calls and emails and helped us to best set up our trip to the nursery. A Nearly Native Nursery is a wonderful gift to the Atlanta area. As our sprawl increases, it is reassuring to find such a wonderful source for native plants. We can not wait to return!