Bates Nursery and Garden Center has been named the best nursery and garden center in Nashville for the 16th year by the Nashville Scene’s reader’s choice awards. Bates Nursery and Garden Center has earned its place as the premier plant nursery and garden center in Nashville for its huge selection of plant material and its friendly and helpful staff of horticultural experts.
Bates Nursery was started in 1932 by Bessie Bates. The original location was on the corner of 26th Ave and Charlotte Ave in downtown Nashville. In the mid-1900s, Bates Nursery moved to its current location on 15 acres bordering Whites Creek, just a few minutes’ drive from downtown Nashville. Today, Bates Nursery and Garden Center is owned and operated by David Bates, Bessie’s grandson. David oversees daily operations, and also writes the award-winning In the Garden with Bates Nursery blog.
Bates Nursery is best known for its plant selection. Unique houseplants, exotic tropical plants, annuals, vegetable starts, perennials, shrubs, and trees can all be found at Bates Nursery and Garden Center. Stock is refreshed frequently and curated carefully for quality and seasonal interest. Both garden staples and rare and unusual plants are carried, delighting all types of gardeners.
Novice gardeners appreciate the helpful and friendly staff, who have a real passion for plants and landscaping. Our staff is committed to helping customers pick out a plant, tree, or shrub that will thrive in their Middle Tennessee yard or landscape. Seasoned gardeners love Bates Nursery for their huge selection of plant material. Both seasonal favorites and rare perennials, trees, and shrubs are always available. Bates Nursery and Garden Center has also earned its place as the premier tree nursery for Japanese maples in the region. They work with trusted growers, carefully selecting a wide variety of colorful Japanese maples that thrive in this area. Houseplant enthusiasts appreciate the huge selection of unique houseplants and pottery that Bates Nursery carries, as well as their knowledgeable garden center staff.
Bates Nursery and Garden Center is proud to have been once again named the best nursery and garden center in Nashville. Bates Nursery and Garden Center’s tagline is “Beautifying Nashville,” and they look forward to helping to beautify Nashville for many years to come.