The 10 Best Garden Centers and Nurseries in Utah!

Known for its arid climate, Utah may not be the first place that comes to mind when you imagine a successful garden. Fortunately, this is simply not the case. Those with a green thumb in Utah are in luck! Take advantage of the sunny months, and you’ll grow a lavish garden. If you’re looking to start one of your own, or you’re interested in sprucing up around your home, these 10 garden centers and nurseries in the state will help you out. 

1. Sun River Gardens, Orem, UT

Offering a wide variety of shrubs, trees, and flowers, Sun River Gardens is also known for its selection of hip succulents. An accompanying boutique makes Sun River Gardens not only a garden center, but a shopping destination. 

2. Linden Nursery, Orem, UT

With a charming red barn and a solid selection of plants, Linden Nursery is an incredibly picturesque—and far from commercial—shopping experience. Family-owned since it was established in 1992, the nursery is a wave of peace in the midst of commotion. 

3. Cactus & Tropicals, Salt Lake City and Draper, UT

No one in Utah talks about garden centers without talking about Cactus & Tropicals. With two locations in Salt Lake Valley, the garden center has both expansive indoor and outdoor areas that operate as venues for wedding receptions and corporate events after the center has closed. If you’re looking for a different type of gardening experience, try taking one of Cactus & Tropicals’ succulent classes. 

4. Glover Nursery, West Jordan, UT

Glover Nursery is known for its rich heritage and selection of wholesale. If you’re skeptical about buying plants wholesale, Glover Nursery’s plants come with a one year warranty. 

5. Millcreek Gardens, Salt Lake City, UT

While Millcreek Gardens doesn’t specialize in anything in particular, it covers everything from perennials to fruit trees. In this sense, it’s a jack of all trades garden center that will fulfill a wide variety of needs. 

6. J&J Nursery and Garden Center, Layton, UT

J&J Nursery and Garden Center provides nursery stock for over 100 landscape companies, highlighting its popularity with the professionals. According to the nursery’s website, the nursery’s success can be attributed to the fact that they own all their own land and water, and can “control all of their labor and transportation costs, which translates into high quality and reasonably priced nursery stock.” 

7. Highland Gardens, American Fork, UT

Located near the beautiful American Fork Canyon, Highland Gardens services originally started as a wholesale supplier in 1984. Now, the business is its own nursery, selling 15,000 baskets and planters, and over 80,000 flats of flowers every year. 

8. Traces Organic Garden, Salt Lake City, UT

If you’re more interested in growing fruits and vegetables, Traces Organic Garden in Salt Lake City is a great place to buy plant starters. The Garden Center prioritizes promoting health, and what better way to bolster your health than with some sun and a harvest of late summer produce? 

9. Paradise Palm, Salt Lake City, UT

Seeing that Utah isn’t particularly warm for most of the year, you may be interested in purchasing plants for your home that can add vibrancy during the winter months. Paradise Palm specializes in house plants, bonsai trees, and orchids, and also sells plenty of lovely ceramics to house these plants. 

10. Arbor Day Nursery, Riverton, UT

Riverton’s Arbor Day Nursery sells pretty much anything you could want or need for your garden. Living material, pond equipment, yard art, fertilizers, organic soils—you name it, and they probably have it. If you’re concerned about transporting your purchases, don’t worry: Arbor Day Nursery offers planting services that include delivery, some compost, and the labor of digging. 

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