Niche Gardens is just around the corner for me in NC. They have an exceptional reputation in our community for high quality plants and an eye for preserving native plants. The care and courtesy described in the earlier post is typical of their customer service standards.
Their catalog is a pleasure to receive because of the beautiful illustrations, pronunciation guides, staff information, and listing of hard-to-find plants. I placed a phone order last year and was treated with genuine courtesy, not just as a customer, but as a fellow enthusiast. The plants came in a huge box, tenderly nestled in a bed of shredded newspaper. They were blooming within three weeks, and this year they are even more impressive! This year I visited the nursery - it was a long drive, but worth it. The staff is helpful and friendly, but not intrusive. I was encouraged to take my time, even though they were ready to close! I walked through their extensive theme gardens, decorated with the work of local sculptors. The sale stock was healthy with a lot of unusual varieties. The nursery cats were agreeable. I couldn't have been more impressed. Niche Gardens does wholesale as well as retail business. Two thumbs up!