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The Best Plant Shops + Garden Centers at the Jersey Shore

by Jenna Giustino
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There is something about springtime down the Jersey Shore: everything surrounding the beach is starting to bloom, which gets everyone in the mood to search for plants to make their home feel as lively as the outside. Whether it is a desk plant to make the at-home office feel less sterile, a large corner plant to brighten up the space in the apartment, or a hanging plant for a beach house porch, we have compiled a list of plant stores and garden centers which will fulfill all your flower cravings. Keep reading for a guide to plant shops and garden centers in the Jersey Shore area.

Plant + Floral Shops

Eucalyptus Houseplants + Home | 116 3rd Avenue Store 6, Neptune City

Eucalyptus Houseplants + Home is a boutique plant shop in Neptune City that promises to give customers access to rare plant varieties, amendments, planters + accessories. This small business provides personalized consultations for those anxious about keeping their plant babies alive; during this meeting, get advice on which indoor plants will fit best for your home + lifestyle and how to care for the plant purchased appropriately. Check out the shop’s plant repotting service (an Eucalyptus worker will come straight to your house with the tools, soil mix, and spill protection needed to complete the repotting service). If planning a business event or wedding, the Eucalyptus team will create a live plant centerpiece to fit the desired vision.

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Flowers by Melinda | 1403 Grand Central Avenue, Lavallette

At Flowers by Melinda, botanical enthusiasts can buy flowers for any occasion. This Lavalette shop has greenery to buy for an occasion — everything from a celebratory plant for a friend who just got a new job to florals to show sympathy for a loss in the family. Flowers by Melinda should be on anyone’s list of places to visit if in need of a last-minute gift for the host of whichever holiday is next. For those planning a wedding — check out this link to view its gallery of past wedding arrangements. And, of course, stop by Flowers by Melinda for fresh orchid and tropical plants + browse (and fall in love) with the potted plant options.

Harley Rose | 723 Bangs Avenue, Asbury Park

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For those looking to add greenery to their home without worrying about caring for the plant, there’s Harley Rose Floral, a custom paper flower shop in downtown Asbury Park. Owner Sandra Gaestel designs and then creates these floral beauties with high-quality Italian or German crepe paper. The paper goes through a process of being chalked, naturally dyed, or painted to add life to every petal, which then gets shaped to perfect the flower for purchase. Visitors to this cool shop can pick up paper and dried single flowers or hand-crafted floral arrangements. FYI: For future brides, check out its chic bridal bouquets that are custom-made to order (the flower crowns are a fun option). While Harley Rose specializes in paper flowers, customers can also grab + go fresh flowers and greenery options.

Lovely Roots | 256 Mantoloking Road, Brick


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Located in Brick Township, this plant store has a wide selection of vibrant plants (the fern crispy wave will surely add flavor to any room). Lovely Root’s trendy air plants can be paired with one of its pots + planters — check out the whale pot, a fitting option for Jersey Shore homes. Customers can also select one of the DIY kits, such as the terrarium kit is a curated package that allows you to create your miniature ecosystem. This plant shop also focuses on building a community of plant lovers by hosting events like plant bingo, private parties, plant workshops, and happy hours (imagine an evening of discounted drinks + plants).

Mineral Shop | 923 Main Street, Belmar


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Mineral Shop is located in Belmar and is a go-to store for all crystals, tarot cards, vintage apparel, and, of course — plants. This Jersey Shore plant shop has various house plants stored in adorable, thrifted planters which are frequently featured on the shop’s Instagram account.  Mineral Shop inspects and re-pots all the available plants for purchasing (bug-free plants are always a plus). If a pot has drainage, the store adds an extra layer of horticultural charcoal, which helps absorb any extra impurities or moisture from the soil. After selecting a plant, photograph your aura here (walk-ins only) during store hours: Wednesday to Saturday, 12PM to 5PM, and Sunday, 12PM to 4PM.

Sanctum Handmade | 601 Cookman Avenue, Asbury Park

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Sanctum Handmade is a Cookman Avenue plant shop that will catch the eye of anyone walking downtown. Its triangular windows give plenty of light to the plants on the ledges. The windows also typically display air plants placed inside Modern Brass Himmeli Geometric plant hangers decorated with crystals and tassels. Shoppers can select from hanging plants, succulents, preserved flowers + greens, and mounted plants; there is always a fun twist on the traditional plant, such as the wood and moss-mounted staghorn ferns. Owner Justine Hudak handmakes brass geometric Himmeli ornaments, macrame wall hangings, and plant hangers to purchase in addition to a new plant baby. The boho vibes of this shop are topped off with vases (look for the pyramid-shaped vase), ceramic planters, and zero-care-required crystal terrariums. This shop has more than just house plants; expect to be tempted to purchase a self-care product, artwork (the dried floral portraits are a favorite), candles, crystals, or clothing.

Sparrows Nest Flower Shop | 65 Sylvania Avenue, Neptune City

This Neptune City plant store is the go-to spot for anyone looking for a basket arrangement of living potted plants for a special occasion such as a birthday, a simple ‘thinking of you’ message, or a get well soon sentiment. The team at Sparrows Nest Flower Shop will make gifting a plant even more accessible by delivering its plant baskets to area codes nearby (make sure to call by 10AM for same-day delivery). Besides the delivery option, this one-woman-owned and operated business is also known for its tropical houseplant options housed in ceramic containers.

Terra Earth + Surf | 1226 3rd Avenue, Spring Lake

Terra Earth + Surf is an outdoor living and natural home goods shop in Spring Lake. Seaside locals and seasonal visitors can purchase flowers + tapers, planted baskets, and ceramic vases (IYKYK: its frog vase looks cute with any plant). Every corner of the shop has something pretty to stare at; its natural tablescapes include tapers, handmade pottery, wood bowls, moss, and cut flowers. Terra Earth + Surf has a team that designs centerpieces and seasonal baskets that are a good fit for a grab-and-go gift. This Spring Lake plant shop is a way to feel connected to nature (without having to leave the Jersey Shore), and it is a go-to spot for a plant that will fit an innate aesthetic. 

Tiny Greenhouse | 287 Princeton Avenue, Brick Township

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Tiny Greenhouse, a curated plant + gift shop in Brick Township, is a hidden treasure for plant enthusiasts. This spot might be ‘tiny,’ but the number of options for indoor plants feels endless as visitors walk into this little oasis of houseplants gathered from local growers on the East Coast. Visitors can immerse themselves with options of succulents, cacti, planters, and potting mixes (be sure to follow its Instagram account for updates on new plant arrivals). After purchasing a new plant, pair it with one of the botanical-inspired home decor options.

Garden Centers

Barlow’s Garden Center | 1014 Sea Girt Avenue, Sea Girt

Barlow’s Garden Center has provided Jersey Shore locals with greenery since 1983. Located in Sea Girt, its farm produces most of the plants sold. Visitors looking for a houseplant can venture through its 10,000-square-foot European glass greenhouse — which is heated and open year-round. It also has a convenient option for those who do not want to spend the day looking around the garden center; the best homegrown perennials and annuals can be ordered online — either pick them up at the store or add delivery (for an extra fee). For those who want to start a vegetable garden, Barlow’s got it covered: select from homegrown vegetables and herbs or grow fruit trees + shrubs. The Dirty Glove Club is a membership that customers can join, which includes perks like discount rewards, exclusive tours, happy birthday coupons, members-only sales + specials, and, of course — a pair of gardening gloves.

Gold Coast Gardens + Landscape | 264 Branchport Avenue, Long Branch

Gold Coast Gardens + Landscape, located in Long Branch, has a selection of annuals and perennials for anyone looking to update their at-home garden. This plant nursery is a one-stop shop; customers can pick up pots that are a fitting size for a patio, wind chimes for the garden, and select from a variety of houseplants. At Gold Coast Gardens + Landscape, after picking up a new plant baby, head inside the cute market to find a specialty food item to take home with the greenery purchase.

Joe’s Farm Market + Garden Center | 307 West Sylvania Avenue, Neptune

Joe’s Farm Market has been a part of the Jersey Shore gardening scene for over forty years. Its Gardening + Landscaping Center has perennials, annuals, trees, bushes, and flowering plants. The garden center has all of the supplies + tools supplies needed to get started on that dream garden or maintain that ideal botanical front yard. If you are looking for some help, ask Joe’s for a consultation (free of charge), which includes a house visit + all gardening inquiries answered. After visiting the greenhouse, check out its farmer’s market, which includes locally-grown Jersey tomatoes + seasonal vegetables and fruit.

Sunset Farm + Garden Center | 3210 Sunset Avenue, Wanamassa

Located right outside of Asbury Park, in the neighboring town of Wanamassa, is the Sunset Farm + Garden Center, which is a nursery that brings in perennials, shrubs, and annuals from all over the country. This spot is a go-to for those looking for a full-service garden center, as the team provides installation of everything from bushes to flowers for those wanting to decorate the outside of their home). This garden shop is open all months except January and February (FYI: in December, Christmas trees are available). Visitors should take advantage of the tropical flowers in May and June, bringing beach aesthetics into any home.

See More: A Guide to Flower Shops in Hoboken + Jersey City

The Greenhouse in Deal Florist + Garden Center | 206 Norwood Avenue, Oakhurst

Expected to reopen for the season in May at its Oakhurst location, The Greenhouse in Deal specializes in garden design and plant care. The team at this garden center will help customers design and plant perennial, annual, and cutting gardens for decks, containers, and in-ground gardens. The Greenhouse can fulfill the vision of an exotic plant for an entryway — there are more than enough tropical plant options. Owner Arlene Minder has been in the gardening business since 1973, and she includes a garden maintenance program to help customers with continuous care of the plants purchased from the shop. The plant accessories sold here will create a botanical atmosphere in any home — look out for the fountains, bird baths, concrete garden planters, and benches for purchase.

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