Get Ready to Garden: Nurseries in Southern Oregon
As sunny skies burn through the last of winter’s clouds, it’s time to spend time outside and in the garden. Southern Oregon is teeming with wonderful nurseries offering countless plant types and planting methods. Below are a few of the best of what the Rogue Valley has to offer.
Four Seasons Nursery: Whether you’re in the market for a new tree for your front yard or if you’re looking to landscape it altogether, Four Seasons Nursery has everything you need. The nursery has been helping locals landscape their yards for over 40 years, including supplying gardening tools and supplies. If what you’re looking for isn’t at the nursery, customers can order off the website to ensure you get exactly what you’re looking for. 9 am – 5 pm, Monday – Saturday, 10 am – 4 pm, Sunday, 5736 Crater Lake Ave, Central Point (541) 779-5603
Shooting Star Nursery: At Shooting Star Nursery, you’ll find everything from drought tolerant plants to deer resistant plants. The nursery and its staff are even equipped to offer “firewise” landscaping tips and grows most of its perennials and ornamental grasses on site. Classes are offered throughout the year, covering topics such as dry shade plants, plants for pollinators, and how to best utilize Shooting Star’s plant collections. 8 am – 5 pm, Monday – Saturday, 323 Taylor Rd, Central Point (541) 840-6453
Valley View Nursery: This family-owned business has decades of experience, countless types of plants, and certifications from Oregon State University. Owner Steve and Karla Chianello also offer assistance in landscaping one’s backyard, including paving, patios, and outdoor living areas. 9 am – 5:30 pm, Monday – Saturday, 10 am – 4 pm, Sunday, 1675 N Valley View Rd, Ashland (541) 488-1595
PenniesWorth Acres Nursery: PenniesWorth Acres Nursery boasts having the best quality plants at its Grants Pass location. From Japanese maples to dogwoods, owners Jedediah Jester and Christin Bryk will special order anything they don’t have in stock. Locals throughout the Rogue Valley are encouraged to visit the mountain-surrounded location, though the easy to navigate website lists everything in stock as well. 8 am – 5 pm, Monday – Saturday, 7016 New Hope Rd, Grants Pass (541) 761-1908
Hooked on Palms: Not only is there a place in Southern Oregon to buy exotic plants and palm trees, you can also do it sustainably. At Hooked on Palms, customers can also find banana trees, bamboo, and hardy palms. The nursery will educate buyers in how to best fertilize, care for, and plant the exotic plants. 3368 Forest Ave, Medford (541) 941-3916.