The Best Gardening Stores in Vancouver

Whether you're green at gardening or a seasoned green thumb, these gardening stores in Greater Vancouver will help your plot flourish

These Greater Vancouver gardening stores offer the best herbs, exotic plants, gardening tools, and more to make the grass greener on your side of the fence

Spring has sprung and flowers are bursting forth from every corner of the city, which means it’s a great time to get down and dirty – in the garden that is!

Whether you’re a go-getter with a green thumb, or you’re getting in touch with your inner botanist for the first time, a great gardening store can help you on your way. Take a look at the best gardening stores in Greater Vancouver.

Figaro’s Garden Centre

Figaro’s Garden Centre, an independent boutique nestled in the heart of East Vancouver, is a planter’s paradise. Figaro’s has a magically secluded feeling, which is perfect for shy first-timers and seasoned gardeners looking for inspiration. It offers everything from bulbs and fertilizer to trees and tools.

Located at 1896 Victoria Drive. 

Home Depot

Finding out whether you have a green thumb sometimes means shelling out more green than you mean to; for anyone starting a garden on a shoestring budget, your best bet is the Home Depot on Terminal Avenue.

In terms of affordability, you can’t beat its selection and prices, whether you’re just looking for a few manageable herbs or larger plants. Home Depot may not sound like the most glamorous gardening destination, but it is reliable and staff are always happy to help.

David Hunter Garden Center

If you call Kitsilano home, then drop in at David Hunter Garden Center on Broadway for your gardening essentials. Despite changing locations (it is now five blocks away from its original store), David Hunter is an institution when it comes to gardening. It sells plants for both indoor and outdoor use, as well as offering seminars for people looking to dive right in and learn a few new tricks.

David Hunter is on 2560 West Broadway, between Larch and Trafalgar Street.

Lee Valley Tools

Let’s call a spade a spade – if you need top-notch gardening tools, Lee Valley is the place. Located at 1180 South East Marine Drive, Lee Valley Tools has specialized in gardening and tools for over 35 years.

Lee Valley is a little on the pricey side, so novice gardeners might want to give this place a pass until they're a little more experienced, but it stocks excellent tools that will be worth the money for gardening enthusiasts. It also has a selection of plants and other hardware if you’re planning any home improvements once you’re done with the garden.

Southlands Nursery

Entering Southlands Nursery is like walking into another world; every type of plant you can imagine is thriving in this fantastically stocked nursery near South West Marine Drive. The staff prides itself on its extensive plant knowledge, and can help you realize your dream of your very own backyard oasis by grabbing you the right garden essentials.

Located on 6550 Balaclava at 51st Avenue.