Filling your home with indoor plants not only makes your place look aesthetically pleasing (thus guaranteeing a good amount of Instagram likes!), but also offers some great health benefits. Think: purified air, improved mood, lowered stress and anxiety levels, improved focus, reduced fatigue—the list goes on and on. Plus, in a place like New York City, we need all the purified air we can get!
And let’s be honest, we wanted it to be springtime like…yesterday. Since the cold temperatures and salted sidewalks aren’t quite yet giving us what we want, we have to take matters into our own hands. Welcoming some vibrant plants into your apartment is the perfect contrast to the gray skies and leafless trees outside your windows, and right about now we could use the serotonin boost that follows.
Thankfully, there’s no shortage of great plant shops sprinkled around the city! These are 15 of the best plant shops in Brooklyn:
1. Brooklyn Plantology, Canarsie
Located in Brooklyn Terminal Market, Brooklyn Plantology is the largest family-owned and operated Garden Center in Brooklyn, and has been a top pick for individuals and businesses in the tri-state area since 1946. Its 20,000-square-foot facility is home to a rotating selection of houseplants, shrubs, trees, pots, soil and gardening supplies. They even offer virtual workshops, such as “House Plant Basics 101.”
Where: 26 South Market St.
When: Monday-Sunday 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
2. Tend Greenpoint, Greenpoint
Tend Greenpoint is an urban garden shop that aims to help small space gardeners, as well as aspiring gardeners, achieve their planting goals. At Tend you can find apartment-ready tropical houseplants, succulents, clay pots, handmade planters, and various garden-inspired gifts. They also have a yard where you’ll find nursery plants and larger containers for stoops, windowsills, and balconies.
Where: 252 Franklin St #1L
When: Monday-Friday (closed Tuesdays) 11 a.m. – 6 p.m., Saturday-Sunday 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
3. Tula Plants & Design, Greenpoint
Tula Plants & Design is a plant shop and content studio that’s dedicated to sourcing the most healthy, hard-to-find, and extraordinary plant species while educating their customers on how to best care for them. On the plant side of things, you can find an array of arid and tropical plants, tools and supplies, planters, soil, fertilizer and home decor. When it comes to the content studio, you’ll find original photography, videos, apparel, illustrations and installations inspired by leafy greens.
Where: 59 Meserole Ave
When: Tuesday-Sunday 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.
4. Natty Garden, Prospect Heights
Natty Garden is a good stop if you’re looking for either indoor or outdoor plants on the larger side, such as monsteras and fiddle leaf figs. They also sell a variety of pots and planters as well as soil and mulch. And, if you’re looking to have a custom flower bed built, they make custom wooden planters and boxes to fit any space, from commercial buildings and residential rooftop decks to small balconies and patios.
Where: 636 Washington Ave
When: Monday-Sunday 9 a.m. – 7 p.m.
5. Chelsea Garden Center, Williamsburg
Chelsea Garden Center carries an array of nursery stock, pottery, containers, garden furniture, and acclimated tropical houseplants fresh from Florida and Hawaii. Indoors, you’ll be surrounded by greenery and will find a bunch of hanging plants and indoor plants of all sizes. Outside, you’ll find shrubs, flowers, and more. Their selection is always changing and you’re bound to find a plant to love.
Where: 87 Havemeyer St
When: Tuesday-Sunday 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
6. Little Shop Of Soil, Bushwick
Little Shop of Soil’s mission is to bring the joy of plants to everyone, whether you are searching for your first plant or growing your budding collection (pun intended!). They focus on indoor houseplants and handmade ceramics, and also carry a wide selection of plant care accessories and home goods including candles, wellness products, books and more.
Where: 1311 Myrtle Ave
When: Thursday-Tuesday 12 p.m. – 8 p.m.
7. Greenery Unlimited, Greenpoint
Greenery Unlimited is one of the most informative plant shops around, and they’re more than happy to share their horticultural knowledge to the plant-curious. Here you’ll find a tried and true selection of plants, planters, tools and accessories. Plus, they’re philanthropists—they donate plants and materials to various organizations throughout New York City, from community gardens and schools to nursing homes and youth centers.
Where: 91 West St.
When: Tuesday – Friday 12 p.m. – 7 p.m., Saturday 11 a.m. – 7 p.m., Sunday 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.
8. Geometry Gardens, Williamsburg
Geometry Gardens is owned and operated by a group of women who really know their way around plants. Here you’ll find a range of indoor plants and succulents from cacti to zz plants to hanging baskets of string of turtles. Beyond the plants you’ll find items such as planters, pots, and vases, books, crystals, gardening supplies, office stationary and more.
Where: 44 Grand St.
When: Monday-Sunday 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.
9. GRDN, Boerum Hill
At GRDN you’ll find a carefully cultivated collection of plants, flowers, gardening tools and home decor. They collaborate with local and global designers, makers, growers, and farmers who are passionate about connecting to the natural world. For a diverse selection of plants and flowers, planters, garden tools, seeds, vases, apothecary and more, GRDN is the place to go.
Where: 103 Hoyt St.
When: Wednesday-Saturday 11 a.m. – 6 p.m., Sunday 12 p.m. – 6 p.m.
10. Botanica Garden Center, Boerum Hill
This green oasis is a one-stop shop for all of your home-gardening needs. You’ll find potting soil, pots, window planters, and, of course, indoor and outdoor plants. During the warmer months you can check out their backyard if you’re looking for larger shrubs and trees.
Where: 545 Atlantic Ave
When: Monday-Sunday 8:30 a.m. – 7 p.m.
11. The Sill, Cobble Hill
The Sill was originally launched by Eliza Blank as a home-delivery plant service. Now this brick and mortar sells an array of indoor plants. The cool part is that the plants in this store are organized with labels like “Best for Beginners” or “Low Light.” They even label whether or not a plant is pet-safe. Customers are sent home with individual care cards for each plant they purchase, so even new plant parents will have a fair shot at working on their green thumb.
Where: 195 Pacific St
When: Monday-Thursday 12 p.m. – 7 p.m., Friday-Sunday 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.
12. Crest True Value Hardware & Urban Garden Center, Williamsburg
Crest True Value Hardware & Urban Garden Center is a 50-year-old family-owned business offering garden tools and accessories as well as a large array of plants in their hidden backyard space. If you want something to go with your new indoor house plant annuals and vegetables can be found at the store’s sidewalk display.
Where: 558 Metropolitan Ave
When: Monday-Sunday 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.
13. Feng Sway, Greenpoint
Feng Sway is both a vintage store and plant shop that carries plants, home decor and accessories. Here you’ll find a mix of indoor house plants, such as different varieties of trailing pathos, rare plants such as pink princess philodendrons, and a range of cacti and succulents. Feng Sway also carries items like dried florals and is definitely a must-stop on your plant shopping spree.
Where: 41 Norman Ave
When: Monday-Friday 12 p.m. – 7 p.m., Saturday-Sunday 12 p.m. – 8 p.m.
14. Jungle NYC, Williamsburg
Jungle NYC sells a wide range of indoor plants perfect for your home, and they’re easily separated into categories—bright light, low light, pet-friendly, tropical, desert, hanging, easy to care for, air purifying, and special or rare—ensuring that you’ll get a plant that agrees with your home and lifestyle. Beyond the plants they also sell a mix of planters and pots, plant stands, and plant hangers.
Where: 145 Wythe Ave
When: Wednesday-Sunday 12 p.m. – 7 p.m.
15. Homecoming, Greenpoint
Homecoming is a small café and plant store with a unique selection of houseplants and stems. Each plant is labeled with its water preferences and sun preferences, as well as its species name so you can be sure you’re getting all the right care information. In addition to plants, they also offer a selection of planters as well as some plant-related books.
Where: 107 Franklin St.
When: Monday-Friday 8 a.m. – 5 p.m., Saturday-Sunday 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.