About Dearness Gardens Nursery and Landscaping

Dearness Gardens Nursery and Landscaping is located 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.

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.

Our business was originally opened with the intention of creating 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!

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!

Our Team

Ken

Owner

Ken

Hometown: Willard, Ohio
Favorite Plant: Edgeworthia
Last plant I killed: Perennials eaten by vols
Favorite thing about Dearness: Talking with customers!

Employee Spotlight

Madison - Sales Guru

Madison

Hometown: Sherrills Ford, NC
Favorite Plant:Swamp Sunflower
Last Plant I killed: Arrowhead Plant
Favorite thing about Dearness: I never stop learning.

Lindsay

General Manager

Lindsay

Hometown: I’m a townie! Born and raised in Lake Norman!
Favorite Plant: Allium
Last plant I killed: My gorgeous olive tree after trying to transplant it. I’m still in tears.
Favorite thing about Dearness: Playing outside all day!

Christine

Purchasing Manager

Christine

Hometown: Willington, Connecticut
Favorite Plant: All milkweeds!
Last plant I killed: Strawflower
Favorite thing about Dearness: I learn something new everyday.

Chris

Sales Manager

Chris

Hometown: Cornelius, North Carolina
Favorite Plant: Bald Cypress
Last plant I killed: Slender mint
Favorite thing about Dearness: Being surrounded by plants and wildlife.

Jeremy

Landscape Foreman

Jeremy

Hometown: Buffalo, New York
Favorite Plant: Lion’s Head Japanese Maple
Last Plant I Killed: Poison Ivy
Favorite thing about Dearness: The new and exotic plants we get every year.

Tina

Landscape Designers

Tina

Hometown: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Favorite Plant: Coral Bark Japanese Maple
Last plant I killed: Olive tree
Favorite thing about Dearness: It’s a plant lover’s wonderland!

Christy

Landscape Designer

Christy

Hometown: Big Rapids, Michigan
Favorite Plant: Mountain Mint, plus lots of others!
Last plant I killed: Leucothoe Axillaris
Favorite thing about Dearness: The people.

Myrtle
Myrtle

Hometown: Huntersville
Favorite Plant: Catnip
Last plant I killed: Catnip
Favorite thing about Dearness: Treats and brushes from my humans.

Dearness Gardens Nursery and Landscaping

13501 South Old Statesville Road,
Huntersville, NC 28078-7218
704-875-8234 Monday – Saturday 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Sunday Noon – 5:00 PM

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