Exercise Your Green Thumb at These Portland Businesses

Spring is springing, so it’s no surprise that April 14th is National Gardening Day! Getting outside to enjoy our gardens and Portland’s parks feels even more profound than normal after a cold and rainy winter. The Washington Park Rose Garden and the Portland Japanese Garden are both treasures that can give us inspiration for our home gardening projects. Below are local shops that can help support your green thumb!

  • 42nd Ave: Cully Farm Store is a one of a kind gem and “Farmer” Ted is a wealth of knowledge! The store offers tools, feed, and seed for your urban farm. Want more house plants? Just walk next door to Portland Bloem, which has both indoor and outdoor plants, plus garden design, and floral service for special events. They also carry local pottery!
  • Beaumont: Beaumont Hardware is your friendly neighborhood hardware store that frequently gives back to the community. You can count on them for anything you need for a home gardening project and they also do equipment rentals.
  • Central Eastside: For climate-adapted plants tailored to the Pacific Northwest region, visit Xera Plants. Check their website for the latest selection as new plants arrive weekly.
  • Foster: For indoor gardeners, Larkspur features an array of unique houseplants and everything you need to keep them alive. Ask about their therapeutic horticultural activities! Your garden can support pollinators that play an important part in our ecology. Birds & Bees Nursery focuses on plants, soils, and seeds that are native to the Northwest.
  • Greater Brooklyn: SymbiOp Garden Shop is a worker-owned cooperative that has all your ecological gardening, homesteading, and landscaping needs, for residential, commercial, and public land.
  • Lents: Deans Residential Landscape Supply uses only chemical-free, native, and all-natural products; and their compost is made from 100% recycled yard debris. Soil, gravel, rocks, and bark mulch are available for pickup or delivery. 
  • Lloyd: Broadway Ace Hardware has all your gardening needs from lawn mowers to outdoor power equipment, hoses, rakes, gardening tools, and potting soil.
  • Midway: Tony’s Garden Center has annuals, perennials, houseplants, trees, and shrubs in addition to all the accessories and tools that you need for your next project.
  • Mississippi Ave: Don’t have an outdoor garden space? Pistils Nursery has plenty of house plants to help you create your own indoor garden oasis!
  • Soul District: Greenify your house and help improve the ambiance and the air quality. Arium has an array of indoor plants that will make your interior more lush and inviting!
  • St. Johns: Swapnplay is partnering with New Leaf Greenhouse for their Spring Plant Sale. Select your plants and order online, then pick up at Swapnplay on May 7.

This list is non-exhaustive. If you’ve got a great place for gardening supplies, let us know. How is your garden looking? Show us on Instagram and Facebook.