Welcome to Dearness Gardens Nursery

& Landscaping

Let us help you create a beautiful and functional landscape with year-round color and interest, native plants to help birds and pollinators, and tested methods to lower maintenance and let you and your family enjoy your outdoor spaces!  We look forward to your visit to our garden center in Huntersville, North Carolina, just north of Charlotte. Established in 1995, Dearness Gardens occupies 3 acres on a rustic 1920’s farmstead in the heart of downtown Huntersville.  There’s a little something special for everyone who visits us, so plan to spend some time exploring the lush display gardens, meandering pebbled paths, soothing fountains and koi ponds, and our eclectic gift shop filled with houseplants, seeds, and unique decor items.  Don’t forget to stop in the Greenhouse and say hello to our fabulous feline Myrtle, who just happens to be a social media sensation on Facebook!

At Dearness Gardens we are well-known for our impressive selection of Japanese Maples & unusual conifers; tried-and-true garden favorites as well as new and trendy plant selections; and we are a destination for highly sought-after Southeastern native trees, shrubs, and perennials.  We are committed to “making the world a better place one garden at a time” and therefore strive to educate our customers about sustainable & organic gardening practices that are healthier for humans, pets, songbirds & pollinators, and of course the planet! We want your visit to be relaxing,  enlightening, and memorable–the ultimate shopping experience!  Our business was originally opened with the intention of creating a an independent, family-owned destination garden center with character and quaint charm (that certain corporate garden centers lack) and a staff of enthusiastic and knowledgeable plant geeks … we believe we have succeeded admirably, but we will let you be the judge!

Summer 2020 Hours:  

Monday-Friday 9-5 

Saturday 9-5

Sunday 12-5 

Closed New Year’s Day, Easter Sunday, Fourth of July, Thanksgiving, & Christmas Day.  Bad weather conditions can also affect hours–please call.

Upcoming Events

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New Stuff

What’s New at Dearness Gardens

Hudson Valley Seed Library  We are carrying a new line of beautifully packaged seeds from the Hudson Valley Seed Library, your source for heirloom and open-pollinated garden seeds and beautiful garden-themed contemporary art.  They offer heirloom and open-pollinated seeds for vegetable, flower, and herb varieties. Many of these seeds are produced on their own small farm; the rest are sourced from other local farmers, farmers in other regions, and from trustworthy wholesale seed houses that are not owned by or affiliated with multi-national biotech companies. Hudson Valley Seeds have signed…


Fabulous Fall Flowers

Go outside, look at your garden in late summer to early fall and describe what you see.  Would you use the phrase “spectacularly colorless,” or perhaps “depressingly barren,” or maybe “brown and somewhat crispy?”  If so, fret not dear gardener, the answer is fabulous fall-blooming perennials that will add color, texture,…

Myrtle's Journal

Myrtle’s place in the Universe

Me: "Myrtle why aren't you working?" Myrtle: "I am working." Me: "On what exactly?" Myrtle: "I'm trying to determine exactly where i belong within the intricate and complex geometric patterns of the Universe." Me: "And?" Myrtle: "I belong in this box."

What's On Sale

New & Improved Loyalty Program!

Join our New & Improved Loyalty Program! What's in it for me? Earn 1 buck for every $10 spent during April & May; October & November Provide us with your e-mail address and earn an additional 5 bucks when enrolling Exclusive sale reminders and event invites Access to member only…

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