With shopfronts in Birmingham, Huntsville and Chattanooga, Botanica has been popping up to spread a little bit of much needed green within these busy cityscapes. Started in 2018 by Caitlin Hastings, her initial love of houseplants has grown into a business which not only cares for and sells a whole host of unique and rare plants, but also teaches people how to care for their new purchases. Becoming a new plant parent has never been easier, so be sure to check out this trendy, green space in the heart of downtown Birmingham for more tips and tricks. 


House Plant Collective

What more could you possibly want than a pop-up school bus filled with plants? The House Plant Collective was only recently started in 2020 and after the pandemic hit the city hard, owner Jessica came up with the ingenious idea to convert a school bus into a pop-up plant shop! This four-wheeled plant mobile is next set to arrive at Ghost Train Brewing on February 19, and while it continues to make much loved appearances all over the state, House Plant Collective has now expanded into equally quirky yet stylish storefronts in Avondale and Tuscaloosa. Hurry, as the perfect plant awaits!



Located in the historic Forest Park neighborhood of Birmingham, visiting the beautiful storefront and greenhouse at Shoppe makes for a wonderful daytrip out of the city. This store’s beautiful range of plant pots, candles, botanical books, and of course, unique flowers and plants gives off a wonderfully warm and elegant atmosphere from the moment you enter. You’re even encouraged to grab a spot of lunch from General, the cozy café next door, which is of course beautifully decorated with fresh flowers and plants. 


Sweet Peas Garden Shop

From seeds, herbs, and vegetables to perennials, vines, and hanging baskets, there is truly something for everybody in this sweet, family owned garden center in Homewood. Having been established as a place to satisfy all of your gardening needs, Sweet Peas Garden Shop places an important emphasis on supporting local growers and nurseries such as Bama Green, Maple Valley, Barton’s Nursery, and Wright’s Nursey. They have also hosted numerous events in the garden, which include local florists, artists, and culinary artisans from around the Birmingham area, so make sure you follow their Instagram for the next creative spectacular!


Oak Street Garden Shop

Established in 1990, this garden shop and local market has become a charming, green hub for the community of Mountain Brook and beyond. Owner Billy Angell has combined a mix of quality plants with a creative mind to bring custom outdoor planter combinations to many a garden, and in the height of spring you won’t have to look far if you want beautiful perennials, tropicals, and shrubs! Orchids and a whole host of other flowers can also be found within the greenhouse and Oak Street Garden Shop even supplies Fraser Fir Christmas trees from North Carolina! Make sure you check out the Pollinator Garden across the street as well and satisfy all of your garden needs, whatever the season might be.