3 Rock Hill Garden Stores that Aren’t Home Depot

Avoid Big Box: Shop at these Rock Hill Garden Stores this Spring

It’s so easy to just stop into the local Home Depot or Lowes when spring rolls around and we are all itching to get out into our yards. But before you do something out of habit, consider stopping at a local Rock Hill garden store. There are plenty to choose from and are all family-owned, keeping money in our community.

Wilson’s Nursery & Garden Center

921 W Main St
Rock Hill, SC 29730

With a large nursery, great selection, and knowledgeable staff, Wilson’s has you covered. Their open-air market is giant and they grow 75 percent of all the plants they sell. Because of their on-site greenhouses and homegrown plants, you get a better price. Their plants and flowers are greatly varied and it’s not hard to find a good flower, shrub, tree, or herb. Step inside and check out the fun and whimsical landscaping decor such as fountains, flags, chimes, and more. Wilson’s Nursery & Garden Center is family owned and has been in business since 1952.


Farmers Exchange

322 S Cherry Rd
Rock Hill, SC 29732

Bynum Poe Sr. established Farmers Exchange in 1939. It is now run by his grandson Bynum Poe III. Like Wilson’s, you’ll feel like family as soon as you arrive. This greenhouse / feed store combination can meet your needs much better than the big box garden stores any day. Farmers Exchange also has specialty hardware such as pecan picker-uppers (yup), gate hardware, barbed wire, and welded fencing. Many people are impressed by the family feel and great variety of well-taken care of plants, flowers, and shrubs.


Carolina Fresh Farms

4372 Old York Rd
Rock Hill, SC 29732

A farmers bazaar of sorts, Carolina Fresh Farms has a mix of items: Home and garden decor, pest control, mulch, dirt, horse items, dog food and treats, clothing, bird baths, and collegiate items. Carolina Fresh Farms Rock Hill is one of six stores located throughout South Carolina and caters to do-it-yourself types. While it is technically a chain, the Carolina Fresh Farms stores are still local and provide a unique variety of specialty goods in addition to everyday needs.


There’s no need to rely on the giant conglomerate stores that value quantity and variety or quality and good, honest customer service. This spring, try a local Rock Hill garden store, most family owned, before heading straight to a Home Depot, Lowes, or Wal-Mart.

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