Plants are known to make our lives happier and our minds healthier. ​Research has proven that we have such a solid positive association with plants, their absence in our lives can cause us physical and mental stress. Therefore, when you think you like plants because it gives your space a certain aesthetic, in reality you’re doing it because you are drawn to their therapeutic properties. Whether you’re a plant parent in South Florida or looking to become one, you’re in the right place.

Isaac Farms

Isaac Farms has an Assortment of over 100,000 different cacti and succulents. This fecund space of beautiful colored cacti will leave you enamored. Isaac Farms offers a wide selection of ceramic pots to give your lovely plant a perfect space to flourish. While you’re browsing for new plant friends you can enjoy the relaxing koi fish pond and waterfall area, where there will be hand-crafted benches made from authentic wood and wind chimes to set the mood. Isaac Farms also offers a gorgeous assortment of different species of orchids. There are over a million different plants for you to choose from at the beautiful Isaac Farms. So make sure you pack a gallon of water because this is no stroll in the park.

Rays Nursery

So many of us have begun or even wanted to start shopping local, when it comes to produce. But, what if you could cultivate your own fruits and vegetables? If you’re looking for fruitful plants, Rays Nursery is the place you want to go. Driving into this 12 acre nursery, you will encounter a plethora of every type of fruit plant you can imagine. Just to list a few : there are mango, avocado, star fruit, lychee, sugar apple, dragonfruit, guava, lime, lemon, tangerine, orange and exotic fruit trees.

Drive-thru farmers market at Pinterest Gardens

Plant shopping can be extra safe at Pinecrest Gardens drive-thru farmers market! There are many tents with beautiful flowers and fresh produce. You can find anything from fresh Lavender to unique Orchids! Pinecrest Farmers Market is held every Sunday from 9-2pm, so don’t miss out.

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Midtown Garden Center

Midtown Garden Center is one of South Florida’s hidden gems. There are four vendors on location and plenty of plants and flowers for you to choose from. The first thing that will catch your eye is the magical greenhouse located towards the left of the garden center. The staff is not only friendly and caring to their gorgeous array of greenery, but they are extremely warm and welcoming to their guests. Zoom Bloomz is a quaint little flower shop located towards the front of the garden center, specializing in all types of flower arrangements for any occasion. Midtown Garden Center has an eclectic mix of plants that you will adore.

Pebble & Vine

Pebble & Vine offers a wide variety of low maintenance indoor plants!​ ​P&V also offers consultations at your home or office to help you decide which plants would best suit your energy. If you don’t feel like making the trip to P&V you can also purchase plants online. You can select whichever plant you’d like and have it delivered right to your door. There are also gift arrangements that can be delivered to your loved ones for any occasion.

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Succulent World

Succulent World is Issac Farms’ sister nursery which also offers a wide variety of plants and pottery to choose from. This nursery is a bit more accommodating to guests, providing a wider parking lot. They are a family owned business that supplies one of the best quality plants, pottery, wood art and so much more!

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Little River Cooperative

The one that started it all. Well, at least for us. Little River Cooperative is behind some of the city’s most beloved community gardens, and has just recently launched an online plant store as a result of the pandemic. They are constantly hosting plant and seed sales, and although they specialize in edible plants, their nursery is filled with all kinds of beautiful flora to fit every decorative or harvesting need.

Photo by Gesi Schilling via Little River Cooperative

Cover photo by Gesi Schilling via Little River Cooperative.

My name is Tracy Orozco. I am a creative mind, and a 28-year-old Miami native. Growing up in Miami has been a blessing and most definitely an adventure! I am constantly exploring new places in the city, as well as scoping out the elusive hidden gems. I have an immense passion for film and writing. I am also extremely detail oriented, which makes me quite the storyteller. IG: VivaLaaTracy