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Positive Altamaha
(1 review)
On Mar 20, 2018, Altamaha Atlanta, GA wrote:

I recently purchased from Nearly Native Nursery the Franklinia Altamaha, a rare and hard-to-find flowering tree that is native to Georgia. Owner Jim Rogers is conservationist when it comes to native plants and a highly knowledgeable expert who freely shared his knowledge with me. His nursery is splendid and the place to find uncommon plants that will make a garden special.

Positive BenKramlich
(1 review)
On Jan 30, 2018, BenKramlich Talking Rock, GA wrote:

I had a wonderful experience visiting Nearly Native Nursery and purchased various trees, shrubs, and grasses. The owners, Jim and Debbie, were personable and friendly and being that I arrived in their off season, two days before they close for a brief period to reopen in the spring I was the only customer and got to tour the whole nursery and gardens with them. They were extremely generous with their time and very knowledgeable. I have not planted my plants yet, but they all look in great condition. Thank you Nearly Native Nursery!

Positive lisbet
(1 review)
On Dec 17, 2017, lisbet Atlanta, GA wrote:

I decided to plant some spicebushes (Lindera benzoin) in my backyard to attract wood thrushes, and Nearly Native had just what I was looking for. I bought 2 female and 4 male plants (since they're dioecious) and they have very healthy, well-developed roots. I planted them right away, and now I'm waiting for spring to see if I put them in a good location.

Nearly Native staff was very helpful and enthusiastic.

Positive Bokros
(1 review)
On Nov 27, 2017, Bokros Macon, GA wrote:

Having very few native plant options at nurseries in Macon, I need to take day trips to purchase native species for my yard. I decided to stop by Nearly Native on my way to the Atlanta Airport one day, and I was delighted that I did. Staff was friendly, knowledgeable, and made every effort to find me the plants I was interested in. They have many, many plants that I have not been able to find at my local nurseries, so I was in heaven. I will definitely be going back, and recommend them to all my friends who love gardening and who appreciate native species.

Positive Megpie
(1 review)
On Nov 6, 2017, Megpie Cedartown, GA wrote:

The root divisions for the Giant Iris I ordered were generous and delivered promptly. Packaged with just the right amount of moisture and arrived alive! I look forward to browsing the soon-to-be updated website and ordering more plants.

Positive Pteroceltis
(2 reviews)
On Oct 22, 2017, Pteroceltis Elbridge, NY wrote:

I recently received an order from this nursery and I'm quite happy with the experience. I had been searching for a couple of rare native plants for some time, and I'd seen them occasionally listed for sale at NNN. I called them to inquire, and they were very friendly and knowledgeable. They were very happy to share a great deal of information on their plants, and we had a nice chat about the provenance of their seedlings. Definitely seems like a company that does things the right way and puts a lot of effort into growing really nice, high quality plants that you won't see offered for sale very often. The plants themselves were larger than I expected and had great root systems.

Often with mail order you have to temper your expectations and realize that the trade-offs with getting something very rare and unique include getting a smaller plant that has to survive the shipping process. Not so with the plants I received from Nearly Native Nursery; the plants were larger than advertised and the packing was excellent. Will definitely order again!

Positive pizzadude
(1 review)
On Sep 1, 2017, pizzadude Powder Springs, GA wrote:

A great experience and well worth the 120 mile round trip.Jim and Debbie were very knowledgeable and helpful.They have a tremendous variety of natives and everything I was looking for.A great experience.

Positive kingkar1
(1 review)
On Aug 8, 2017, kingkar1 Atlanta, GA wrote:

Wonderful experience! Debi responded quickly to my inquiry. She found me the exact plant that I needed...I had doubted anyone could find it for me...and she did it so quickly! Great price, shipped right on time. I wish I had time to come see the nursery in person, but the phone order experience was terrific! Thanks y'all!

Positive Palmcrazy
(3 reviews)
On Jul 28, 2017, Palmcrazy Flowery Branch, GA wrote:

My wife and I recently came down from Hall county to visit Nearly Native and the nursery was truly amazing. Jim and Debi are both very friendly and helpful. Jim took us around the garden and explained information about the plants they have in detail. We also got to meet their bird, Butters. The plant selection is very diverse and unique, and full of great native plants as opposed to the Chinese or Japanese plants that one finds in most conventional garden centers. The idea to promote native plants is a great thing. I think many people should incorporate more native plants into their landscaping. We definitely are planning to return. Keep up the great work NNN!

Positive hans3641
(1 review)
On Jul 5, 2017, hans3641 Buford, GA wrote:

Entering this nursery was like entering a fairy wonderland. This was the coolest nursery ever. We were looking for a Buckeye tree that would grow in Georgia and my brother found the Painted Buckeye. This was the only place we could find one. Not only did they have them, but Jim, one of the owners, was able to tell me about it and has been selectively breading them from seed for unusual colors. They also had other types of Buckeyes that will grow in Georgia that we did not know about, and I can't wait to go back when I have more time to explore.

Positive PabloVerde
(12 reviews)
On Jun 26, 2017, PabloVerde Canton, GA wrote:

I just visited this nursery and what a pleasant surprise! I wasn't expecting to see such a wide variety of interesting plants that you just don't see in other nurseries. What a treat! And Jim was a huge help with plant selections for my woodland garden. Extremely knowledgeable and patient. Nice healthy plants. Reasonable prices. While I'm not ready to limit my plant selection to only natives, this nursery provides options I didn't know existed. Overall a great shopping experience!

Positive duggiehoo
(1 review)
On Jun 15, 2017, duggiehoo McDonough, GA (Zone 7b) wrote:

I love the attack macaw in addition to the wonderful stuff and folks.

Positive CoachLynn
(1 review)
On Jun 11, 2017, CoachLynn Palmetto, GA wrote:

We're converting our garden to native plants after being inspired by outdoor classrooms at the Chattahoochee Hills Charter School. Jim showed sincere interest in what we were doing and educated us every step of the way. He helped us select a great beginning of plants. We will go back.

Positive redcarbeth
(1 review)
On May 26, 2017, redcarbeth Newnan, GA wrote:

Visited for the first time the other day! What a beautiful garden and a wonderful experience! Jim is very knowledgeable and spent a lot of time answering questions and assisting me! Will return again soon!

Positive BobnLiana
(1 review)
On May 14, 2017, BobnLiana Smyrna, GA wrote:

Nearly Native is the place to go for native GA plants, shrubs and trees. With expert help and tips, Brian set us on course for transforming our property to a natural habitat for wildlife. If you want to attract wildlife and pollinators to your garden or property, get your plants, shrubs and trees here. They're not grown with neonics! I'm excited to have gone away with a lovely long leaf pine specimen. These trees were decimated in Southeast with only 3% surviving!

The grounds here are amazing. This place is magical. The owners Debbie and Jim are gracious and generous. I fell in love with this oasis away from the city and I'll be back in a couple months to see the monarchs! Please visit this place. It's truly special....

Positive rmosborn
(1 review)
On Apr 30, 2017, rmosborn Fayetteville, GA wrote:

Inspired by the Smoky Mountains, I want to transform our backyard woods into a wildflower paradise. Hit the jackpot at Nearly Native, which is just a few miles from home. Brought home several, and will make more trips to see what is blooming and when. Also, not all of them are transplantable now, and Jim wisely advised me to wait until fall when they go dormant. This is going to be fun, thank you!!!

Positive kenandjill
(1 review)
On Apr 21, 2017, kenandjill Lawrenceville, GA wrote:

Posted on April 20, 2017, updated April 21, 2017
We had a great visit today at Nearly Native Nursery... We live in Lawrenceville, so it\'s not exactly next door, but it is definitely worth the drive just to speak with the nice people there... And the plant varieties there are great...

Today they helped us find some spotted Joe Pye weed, Arkansas blue star Amsonia and Iris Cristata \'Powder Blue Giant\'...

We look forward to returning and highly recommend...

On April 21st, 2017, kenandjill added the following:

We definitely recommend Nearly Native but please be aware that their hours are a little different... Right now they are open from Wednesday thru Saturday 9am -6pm... Check the website before your visit...
Positive scibi
(1 review)
On Apr 20, 2017, scibi Charlotte, NC wrote:

Discovering Nearly Native Nursery has turned out to be a delightful gift of this gardening season. I spoke with both Debi and Jim on the telephone and each of them is like a happy encyclopedia of plant information eager to share its contents.

I received my order very promptly. The plants were packaged in a most original manner which involved taping the plant containers to the inside of the heavy cardboard shipping box. It took me a while to unpack the plants, but the system works because every single plant arrived in beautiful condition with not a leaf out of place!

I recommend Nearly Native Nursery to anyone who wants to go native!

Positive Grinner
(1 review)
On Apr 20, 2017, Grinner Peachtree City, GA wrote:

I enjoyed meeting Jim and Debi and loved wandering and learning about their plants. I'll be bringing my boys back with me next trip.

Positive devviepuu
(1 review)
On Apr 17, 2017, devviepuu Woodstock, NY wrote:

do not have enough words of praise for the easy and personal assistance i received from jim and debi at nearly native nursery. within a few hours of my phoning them to inquire about plant availability, it was boxed up and on a fedex truck, and that was including some confusion on where the best place to send the box to was over a holiday weekend. plants arrived in perfect condition and were well-packed.

jim and debi were friendly, kind, ready to offer advice and thoughts about the plants, and happy to give me a rundown of some other great stuff not currently listed on their website. even as a non-local shopper, cannot recommend enough.

Positive Haymph
(1 review)
On Apr 16, 2017, Haymph Gold Hill, OR wrote:

I was looking for a native azalea r. prunifolium. A Nearly Native Nursery was the only nursery to have it available and could meet the transportation requirement to ship to Oregon with acceptable inspection certificates. They kept me informed on availability and eventual shipment by email and phone. The 4 plants I had ordered were received in excellent condition and packaging was outstanding. Selection, pricing, communication and shipment were excellent. I definitely will be using their services in the future.

Positive pickensmg
(1 review)
On Apr 16, 2017, pickensmg Jasper, GA (Zone 7a) wrote:

We selected Nearly Native Nursery to support our plant sale based on their reputation in the native plant world. Debi and Jim, the owners, exceeded all expectations for support and quality of plants. Their depth of knowledge about native plants made our discussions a real learning experience. We have already begun planning our next plant sale with their support. Come in as a customer, and leave as a friend. Stop in frequently to see the progression of seasons in their extensive gardens.

Positive earlybird0367
(2 reviews)
On Mar 11, 2017, earlybird0367 Hogansville, GA wrote:

Visited Nearly Native today and was thrilled to find amazing native plants. Thank you to Jim and Debi for the education and the great customer service. Would definitely recommend this nursery if you are looking for unusual native plants for the southeast. Cant wait to plant my witch hazel and hazelnut tree on our farm! Thank you again for an educational visit.

Positive techbiker
(1 review)
On Mar 2, 2017, techbiker Plano,
United States wrote:

I recently purchased a fringe tree from Nearly Native Nursery. They provided wonderful service, quick shipping and an excellent price. I cannot recommend them more for hard-to-find native mail-order plants. Best of all, the tree arrived with an incredible root ball in a sturdy box with plenty of bracing.


Positive philipc
(1 review)
On Feb 27, 2017, philipc Greensboro, GA wrote:

A must to visit. This is a great nursery and worth a few hours drive to go there, the owners are great people and very helpful, they will help you select the most suitable plants from their huge selection. They can normally show you the plants, fully mature in their own landscape so you know what to expect in a few years time. I would give this place a 5 star rating.

Positive csh1160
(1 review)
On Feb 23, 2017, csh1160 Atlanta, GA wrote:

I went to Nearly Native today and expected to look around a few minutes during my lunch break. Over an hour later and a great education and experience with Jim, I plan on bringing my pickup truck back there during the planting season. Jim was very knowledgeable and I'd highly recommend his nursery to anyone who wants to add native plants to their landscape.

Positive Danielle_CCWA
(1 review)
On Feb 2, 2017, Danielle_CCWA Hampton, GA wrote:

Jim and Debi are excellent in every way. Not only did they take time out of their schedule to visit my site (Newman Wetlands Center) and assist me in choosing the best replacement plants for the privet we're removing, they were kind, educational, and passionate in every conversation, email, and visit we had. They have a great selection and their dedication to improving our natural spaces is inspiring. It doesn't hurt that their helper, Butters, is the cutest parrot ever.

Additionally, last year, I had a plant I purchased from them that wasn't doing well and one of their staff stopped by to help me figure out what was wrong. He even replanted it for me in a better location.

A Nearly Native Nursery is my favorite place to buy plants.

Positive ronbug4444
(10 reviews)
On Dec 19, 2016, ronbug4444 Sumter, SC wrote:

This nursery was wonderful to do business with. The email correspondence was great. I will definitely purchase again, because there are a lot of unique plants. I was not able to find the plant that I purchased (Neviusia alabamensis 'Alabama snow wreath') anywhere else.

Positive magma85
(1 review)
On Dec 12, 2016, magma85 Oriental, NC wrote:

It was a real pleasure to interact with Dave at NearlyNativeNursery. He was very informative and helpful and gave advice and recommendations above and beyond. I love the work they're doing!

Positive LRDave
(1 review)
On Dec 10, 2016, LRDave Marietta, GA wrote:

NNN is a great resource for both interesting native plants and knowledge. This is worth a trip if you are anywhere within 100 miles of Fayetteville.

Positive mppenn
(1 review)
On Nov 19, 2016, mppenn Norcross, GA wrote:

Whether you have a lot of space or a little, if you are interested in native plants or passionate about transforming your backyard into a nature habitat, then a visit to Nearly Native Nursery in Fayetteville, GA is an absolute MUST! In April 2016 I was thrilled to discover this gem south of Atlanta in my online search to identify a lovely plant growing wild in the wooded area behind our home which turned out to be vaccinium arboreum. Another click or so led me to Nearly Native who had the plant listed for sale! Right then I knew I had found gold. Since then my husband and I have visited the nursery at least 4-5 times and they have worked with us to fill the unclaimed woods behind us with many interesting native specimen and host plants. Jim and Debi are truly a delight to know. As an added bonus, they are an invaluable and generous resource eager to share their knowledge and love of the earth. Meeting them sparked a profound paradigm shift in my own passion for nature, plants and my whole approach to gardening. Jim will tell you to read Bringing Nature Home by Doug Tallamy. Do it. Bottom line, in person (preferably) or online, go see Jim and Debi! You will be so glad you did. Be open to a life changing experience!!!

Positive LaurenOnTheLand
(1 review)
On Nov 4, 2016, LaurenOnTheLand Sharpsburg, GA wrote:

My husband and I spent a wonderful couple of hours chatting with Jim and learning and admiring their beautiful plants. We took home a Silene polypetala (fringed campion) that is very happy in our yard. Our visit made me very excited about native plants and eager to plant more natives! Thanks for maintaining such a great place.

Positive BlairsvilleGA
(1 review)
On Oct 24, 2016, BlairsvilleGA Blairsville, GA wrote:

Very knowledgeable folks, very friendly, helpful. Good selection of natives which can be hard to find. Thanks for a great shopping experience hope to return soon!

Positive tjackson123
(1 review)
On Oct 19, 2016, tjackson123 Senoia, GA wrote:

Amazed at this place and the folks that run it! I am a preschool teacher. I visited to find some plants that a cute little caterpillar had eaten at my mother's home. Not only was Mr. Jim able to tell me all about that plant, show me the plant, show me information in a couple of books about the plant, the caterpillar, and the moths they would become....he also gave my class an incredible little caterpillar to enjoy watching in our classroom! We have enjoyed watching the caterpillar and are seeing the entire life cycle right before our eyes! Go take a walk with Mr. Jim and see all the beautiful things he has to share! I'll be back for sure and will be recommending Nearly Native to everyone! Thank you, Mr. Jim!

Positive LenaBooth
(1 review)
On Oct 4, 2016, LenaBooth Atlanta, GA wrote:

Jim and Debbie are extremely knowledgeable and generous. They escorted me and my son around the nursery and answered many, many questions. The selection is huge. We specifically came looking for native fruit and left with plum, persimmon, blueberry, raspberry and strawberry. We also will try dwarf white oak (for their acorns) for the first time. Worth the trip! Support local business!

Positive jill1004
(1 review)
On Sep 11, 2016, jill1004 Duluth, GA wrote:

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!

Positive jackandjenny
(1 review)
On Aug 21, 2016, jackandjenny Douglasville, GA wrote:

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.

Positive lswanb
(1 review)
On May 23, 2016, lswanb Atlanta, GA wrote:

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

Positive sarah97
(1 review)
On May 1, 2016, sarah97 Atlanta, GA wrote:

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!

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