A Nearly Native NurseryWrite a Review
776 McBride Road
Fayetteville GA 30215
On Apr 28, 2017: kscheulin from Newnan, GA wrote:Awesome! We were looking for milkweed, we wanted to create a natural, native environment for bees and butterflies in order to be considered a wildlife habitat for pollinators. Jim was so helpful and knowledgeable it was mind blowing. The Nursery in itself is unbelievable, like none I\'ve visited before. I didn\'t see mass produced annuals or anything else mass produced for that matter. Just a great selection of native planting for our back yard. We even were shown caterpillars of Monarch butterflies on some of the plantings. This place is fantastic! The owners and staff are crazy helpful and a walk through this lovely place with it\'s shrubs, trees and plantings is like a wonderful hike in one of natures gardens. We found plants to attract butterflies and gained a lot of knowledge, thanks you guys. Job well done!
On Apr 14, 2017: rcamps from Peachtree City, GA wrote:The most helpful, friendly and knowledgeable nursery I have ever visited. Found what I needed and will be back again. Very much appreciated the owners spending so much time with us.
On Jan 07, 2017: KolKoi2731 from Marietta, GA wrote:The owners are very nice and personable. They have so much knowledge and are very easy to talk to. All the plants i have gotten have lived (or died because of me). Its a very interesting place to walk around
On Nov 18, 2016: forested from Smyrna, GA wrote:Nearly Native Nursery is great! They had everything I was looking for and more.
On Oct 28, 2016: AJMarist from Canton, GA wrote:Met with Jim and Debbie yesterday and had a very pleasant and informative experience. I am the groundskeeper at Marist School in Atlanta. We have Nancy Creek, a major tributary of the Chatahoochee river that bisects our campus. We hope to partner with Nearly Native in order to utilize their extensive knowledge and native plant inventory for riparian and wetland forest restoration on our campus. We offer elective classes in Spring and Fall for upperclassmen that focus on these issues as well as sustainability. I look forward to working with Nearly Native in the future as we seek to educate young people with a desire to be responsible stewards of the environment.
On Jun 24, 2016: the4ager from Atlanta, GA wrote:This nursery has by far the largest collection of southeastern plants that I\'ve seen. The owners were friendly and extremely knowledgeable about the plants and the role they play in our ecosystem. They had nine out of ten of all the rare plants that I have been trying so hard to find, and I failed to mention any native plant that the owners haven\'t heard of. They were very passionate about what they do, and every plant there was doing beautifully. Anyways, whether you live near or far, it is definitely worth a visit.
On May 04, 2016: Danielle_CCWA from Hampton, GA wrote:I wandered into Nearly Native Nursery feeling absolutely lost about gardening; however, the beautiful gardens were calming and inspiring. Just being there gave me ideas for my work place and soon-to-be new yard. Jim, one of the owners, answered my questions patiently and enthusiastically. He was outstanding. Deb was just as gracious and helpful when it was time to check-out. I look forward to my next visit!
On May 01, 2016: mobleyw from Cullowhee, NC wrote:Very large variety of native plants. Passionate, knowledgeable, informative owner
On Nov 08, 2015: NearlyNaked from Fayetteville, GA wrote:We stopped by to do some research on wetlands and Jim was extremely helpful. Highly recommend supporting this business.
On Sep 23, 2014: wmcnamee from Jonesboro, GA wrote:At 5:45 on a recent Saturday evening, I discovered five (5!) hungry Monarch caterpillars in my garden! They had eaten all the milkweed. In panic mode, I called Nearly Native Nursery. They stayed open for me so I could make my purchase and feed my precious caterpillars. Wish I could give them more than five stars!
On Jun 12, 2014: David_O4W from Atlanta, GA wrote:This place is such a gem! Just south of the old courthouse in Fayetteville, it's worth the drive, particular for Intown Atlanta gardeners looking for healthy native species, fantastic service and great prices. I was looking for fragrant sweet shrub (Calicanthus Floridus) plants after a tragedy with an over zealous but kind neighbor befell my own semi mature plants. I thought I would have to mail order plants in order to replace them....To my surprise and delight, they had EXACTLY what I wanted....replacement fragrant plants. I also scored on some fantastic tomato plants that you'll never find at the big chains! They have an INCREDIBLE selection of plants. I'll be back and I'm telling my friends.
On Apr 04, 2014: sarowell from Opelika, AL wrote:A very nice selection of natives including trees, shrubs and perennials along with a knowledgeable and helpful staff. You will find plants here that aren't available elsewhere. Additionally, something that's important to me, all plants are clearly labeled and priced and many are on showcase in-ground. A pot and picture are nice but getting to see the plants growing in situ is invaluable.
On Mar 26, 2014: bruple from Tyrone, GA wrote:My wife and I always enjoy visiting. The selection of native plants and assistance choosing the right addition to our landscape. Thanks and I look forward to more visits!
On Jan 28, 2014: applejr from Atlanta, GA wrote:Went by for the first time on 1/25/14 and had a great experience. Jim took lots of time with me, figuring out what I want and sharing his vast knowledge of native species to help in my decision. Both Jim and Debi were very friendly and I will without a doubt return later this year.
On Jan 21, 2014: FortValleyMain from Lakeview, GA wrote:Purchased a number of trees for Arbor Day that will be planted in one of our city parks. Great selection - very helpful. Enjoyed the experience. We'll be back!
On Jul 09, 2013: TeriMc from Peachtree City, GA wrote:I was referred to the Nearly Native Nursery by a friend who did not steer me wrong! The owners were so friendly, and extremely helpful. They spent a lot of time with me explaining the benefits of the Big Green Egg, and then giving me cooking advice. They were out of one item I wanted, so they ordered it for me, and called me very promptly to let me know it was already in the store. They even took the time to explain about native snakes in Georgia. I will definitely be back!
On Mar 07, 2013: kmoliver23 from Athens, GA wrote:Great Nursery with extensive native selection, including some things that are difficult to find in trade. The owners and staff werel knowledgeable, helpful and friendly. I am much looking forward to visiting this nursery again. Highly recommend!
On Mar 02, 2013: pennyks from Pendergrass, GA wrote:I visited Nearly Native Nursery today and loved it! The owner, Jim Rodgers, gave me a tour and told me about any plant I asked about. He is very knowledgable, friendly and helpful. I will be going back (in warmer weather) and bringing all of my native plant enthusiast friends! Great selection and prices too!
On Jan 12, 2013: tbcostain from Flowery Branch, GA wrote:I visited Nearly Native this morning and was overwhelmed by the number and quality of their selection of native trees that I've been looking to purchase for my yard. Jim was a font of knowledge on my list of trees as well as care and maintenance information that will be vital for me to keep my trees alive. I will definitely be back!
On Dec 12, 2012: botanicalbrian from Hampton, GA wrote:If you are searching for a source for native plants to the Southeast, especially the rarer ones, Nearly Native Nursery is the only nursery you need to visit. Jim and Debi's knowledge of native plants and their vast selection are what set them apart from others in the nursery business. When you buy plants from Nearly Native, you know you've purchased plants that are truly unique for your garden and will not look like the typical plants you get at the big box stores. Plus, you will be attracting birds, butterflies, bees, and other beneficial insects to your garden. A real nursery that you can truly spend an entire day at.
On Nov 06, 2012: walacay from Atlanta, GA wrote:Jim and Debbie are both friendly, knowledgeable people, both over the phone and especially in person. Loved talking to them at their Nursery one recent autumn Saturday. They love plants and it shows!
On Apr 19, 2012: Starri from East Newnan, GA wrote:The owners and staff at Nearly Native are so knowledgeable and helpful. Their love of nature and enthusiasm are inspiring! I learned so much. It was such a relaxing place- I'd love to go there just to hang out. My boys and I learned a lot and loved seeing the pet birds and snakes. A fun afternoon AND I came home with some beautiful plants that will thrive in our environment. They made lots of helpful suggestions. Nurseries can be intimidating and overwhelming for novices so I was extremely grateful for their guidance.
On Apr 16, 2012: gam473 from Fayetteville, GA wrote:It was a grateful experience visit Nearly Native Nursery an talk and exchanges ideas with James. If you need an honest advice on native plants, James is the guide. Carlos
On Sep 20, 2011: DrScottAtlanta from Atlanta, XX wrote:They're so helpful...that guilt has driven me to find my old DG password and figure out how to post this overdue review!! They're very easy to get to from Atlanta. I've gone down about 3 times now and each time has been a great trip where I pick up plants that are on my wish list (great web site) & those I didn't know existed or that I even wanted. Jim and Debi took time to talk about my gardening needs and show some planted specimens that would be a good match. Each time, I load up my car and am very happy.
On Sep 07, 2011: 24_7_365 from Dublin, GA wrote:THE place to go for native plants. These folks have a passion for providing for and educating the consumer. Kind and respectful in person and over the phone. Pleasant natural atmosphere for a relaxing shopping experience. Also fun for inquisitive, obedient youngsters.
On Aug 22, 2011: legaldirt from Bonanza, GA wrote:My wife and I enjoyed the "experience" of shopping at this nursery. Jim was very knowledgeable about each of the plants. The plants are placed in an environment that gives you an idea what they would look like at home.
On Jul 20, 2011: kim7chz from Peachtree City, GA wrote:We went by Nearly Native Nursery to purchase a Big Green Egg. Debi and Jim were so friendly and KNOWLEDGEABLE about their product that it made us very excited to get our Egg home and start using it. Not only were they well-versed in the use of the Egg, Debi even gave us a demonstration!! Now that's service! We had a really nice visit at their wonderful nursery and left feeling like we'd made an excellent choice in merchants. I cannot imagine this kind of friendly service, replete with tips and advice, from any other nursery. Thank you so much Debi and Jim!
On Jun 15, 2011: lisamuffin from Marietta, GA wrote:Jim and Debi are the perfect nursery owners - knowledgeable, friendly and helpful. I went with a group of Master Gardeners that had specific items they were looking for. All found everything on their lists plus questions about native plants were answered completely.
On Jun 06, 2011: jkll wrote:Great place to visit. The plants are great and the place is inviting. When I didn't know exactly what I was looking for, they did. Will definitely return.
On May 30, 2011: ricknsandy from Lilburn, GA wrote:The nursery is truly "nearly native", having nearly all their plants native to the Piedmont. Our shopping experience and visit and learning experience with Jim and Debi was wonderful. They took time out from their busy schedule to help us with details about numerous plants and planting that were invaluable to us as we made decisions on purchases. They were very knowledgeable and helpful. We will definitely be back.
On Apr 22, 2011: tphotakis from Brooks, GA wrote:Great service. Everyone there is extremely knowledgeable about plants and very helpful. They have a great selection of healthy plants. We look forward to buying more plants for our house.
On Apr 20, 2011: Jamie324 from Lakeland, FL wrote:I live in central FL (zone 9). Passed thru their nursery on a trip up north. Got there about 5 min. before they closed, but Jim and Debbie stayed for at least an hour past closing to help me out. Just 2 of the nicest people I've ever met. Ended up buying 15-20 plants; told them I wanted to pick them up on my way back home in a week, and when I got back, my plants were all set out and ready for me, as promised. Excellent nursery, maybe the best I've ever seen.......everything is labeled very clearly. Great selection, great prices; they really care about their plants. Can't say enough good about them; I'll definitely be back.
On Apr 07, 2011: NancyAnne67 from Fayetteville, GA wrote:I visited Nearly Native Nursery today and as usual, Jim was a wealth of information. When others comment on how knowledgable he is, it is an understatement. This guy is a walking plant encyclopedia. The only thing you have to do is tell him a little about the area you are going to plant in and he will walk you around and show you all the different plants. I ended up purchasing two bushes and plan on going back tomorrow to purchase a tree.
On Mar 22, 2011: metalluk from Saunderstown, RI wrote:I ordered a plant from Nearly Native Nursery by mailorder. The plant was shipped promptly and arrived in excellent condition, thanks to the superb packaging. The plant was one that is not elsewhere available (as far as I know) -- a selection of the rhododendron flammeum (also called speciosum or the Oconee azalea) called "Red Inferno." The folks at Nearly Native Nursery are friendly and the transaction was very satisfying.
On Oct 20, 2010: bigleafhunter from Monroe, GA wrote:these gentle people have a beautiful place with lots of hard-to-find plants. i will visit them again.
On Apr 07, 2010: carocena from Durham, NC wrote:Very friendly and sent photos of a plant so I knew what I was getting. Great packaging and fast shipping. Would definitely order again.
On Mar 30, 2010: mariposakate from Mariposa, CA wrote:Cute little magnolia tree, Jim! Nice personal touch. Great price.
On Jul 17, 2009: rajn wrote:Jim is wonderful! We live down the street from the nursery and brought a snake to him for identification. He gave us so much knowledge on snakes and showed us how to identify venomous and non-venomous. The nursery is a beautiful layout and a must see! (by the way, our snake was a watersnake - nonvenomous)!
On Jun 20, 2009: hiside wrote:Very friendly. Plants delivered on time and in good shape. Prices reasonable.
On May 12, 2009: wicklin101 from Decatur, GA wrote:I had been to their wonderfully informative web site many times, and drove down to Fayetteville to check out their nursery. This is a nursery for gardeners who are tired of the bland homogeneity of big box stores and are looking for plants you've read about but never seen outside a botanical garden. They have hard to find natives like Devilwood (Osmanthus americanus) and Florida Yew (Taxus floridiana). I purchased a Ben Franklin tree (Franklinia alatamaha), a very rare decidous, flowering tree, and several native milkweeds (Asclepias tuberosa). Jim and Debbie are personable and informed, and lead you around the nursery, showing you plants like they're introducing their family to you. I can't wait to visit them again.
On May 03, 2009: cheersparty from Baltimore, MD wrote:Nearly Native Nursery was a pleasure to deal with. Jim and Debi make plant buying stress free and ship out a great product at a fair price. I will highly recommend Nearly Native to all of my friends. Thank you! Ira
On May 03, 2009: TomandCarla wrote:We went in looking for some general advice and plants for attracting butterflies, and came out much better educated on the importance, and benefits, of gardening with native species. Very cool place, very large selection, extremely knowledgeable staff. If you live in the Atlanta area, you MUST see this place and spend some time talking to Jim and his staff.
On Apr 27, 2009: DonnaP02 wrote:My husband and I both enjoy the experience of shopping at Nearly Native Nursey you can't ask for more friendly service! It is very unique to do business with people that treat you like family!!! We never walk away with a question unanswered and they always have the coolest stuff!!!! We love it!!!
On Jan 16, 2009: Orchidpat wrote:Debi and Jim Rodgers are the owner operators of the Nearly Native Nursery in Fayetteville,Ga. Jim and Debi have the know how for any sitution you may have with your landscape.They take personal pride in helping anyone with plant slection and planting instructions. We go there several times each and always find something new and Native.Great people to do bussiness with and the prices are great too. OrchidPat Port Orange,Fl.32128 [email protected]
On Jun 10, 2008: samrickon wrote:I wanted a particular tree that was difficult to find. Nearly Native had the tree I wanted in the size I wanted. I received it very quickly and in excellent condition. My questions about planting materials were answered promptly and thoroughly. A great experience in every way and I recommend this company to everyone.
On Nov 02, 2007: Ritch from Rossville, GA wrote:Last Sunday I visited Nearly Native Nursery in Fayetteville, GA. I had been to their former location a few years ago and enjoyed it, however the new location is much larger and the plant selection far better. The owners, Debbie & Jim, are quite personable and very knowledgeble about gardening. My interest is in palms and I look forward to being a regular customer. I'd like to encourage others to check them out.
On Jun 05, 2007: JessiToms from Fayetteville, GA wrote:I honestly cannot say enough about this nursery. Both Jim and Debi (owners) are very knowledgable and very helpful. Most importantly, they both made me feel welcome and have been very friendly every time I have been there (even five minutes before closing!). I am a beginner and I really found all the information/knowledge very helpful. The prices are very reasonable and actually less than the other nurseries in the area by far (believe me I have shopped them all)! If you happen do be in the area, I highly recommend them.
On Feb 28, 2007: sweetpea48 from Mcdonough, GA wrote:I love this place. the owner is a font of knowlege, and he has a good supply of natives. He also has a couple of parrots that are fun to visit with. The plants I've gotten here have been good and healthy.
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