Bates Nursery and Garden Center has been named the best plant and tree nursery in Nashville by the Nashville Scene Reader’s Choice poll for the sixteenth year. Bates Nursery was started in 1932 by Bessie Bates, on the corner of 26thand Charlotte Ave in downtown Nashville. Today, at its location on Whites Creek Pike just a few minutes’ drive from downtown Nashville, Bates Nursery and Garden Center is thriving as a third-generation business owned and operated by David Bates, Bessie’s grandson.
Bates Nursery and Garden Center is known above all for its helpful and knowledgeable staff. The horticultural experts that make up the team at Bates Nursery and Garden Center are a wealth of information on everything from houseplants to tree maintenance and care. The philosophy at Bates Nursery Nashville is to educate customers to make informed decisions about the plants that they are choosing for their house, lawn, or garden. Novice gardeners, landscapers, and houseplant enthusiasts are made to feel welcome when they stop by Bates. Shopping at Bates Nursery and Garden Center can be an educational experience—customers often discover new plants or learn tips about their current plants that help them to thrive. The low-pressure and informative shopping experience alone has undoubtedly contributed to the wonderful reputation that Bates Nursery and Garden Center enjoys in the Nashville community.
Bates Nursery and Garden Center also carries a wide selection of both unusual plants and garden staples at competitive prices. Their selection includes houseplants, annual plants, perennials, shrubs, and a large selection of trees-both deciduous and evergreen. Pottery, planters, and decor are also available for purchase in the onsite garden center. The lot features seasonal interest plants, flowering shrubs, conifers, deciduous trees and shrubs, ornamental grasses, native Tennessee plants, pollinator-friendly plants, and so much more. The team of horticultural experts curate and care for the plants, ensuring the highest quality products are being chosen for the customers. Unusual or rare garden plants are often found on the Bates Nursery and Garden Center lot, making it a destination for garden enthusiasts.
The team at Bates Nursery and Garden Center are proud and honored to be chosen once again as Nashville’s best nursery and garden center. Bates Nursery and Garden Center has been beautifying Nashville since 1932, and will carry on Bessie Bates' vision in ever-growing Nashville, TN, for years to come.