Summer is the perfect time to pick up a new hobby, so we’re trying out our green thumbs. We’ve picked a bouquet of four local plant shops, nurseries + florists so you can start cultivating your own garden along with us.
Bloom Shakalaka, The Joinery, 640 E. Main St.
Promising “funky fresh blooms,” Bloom Shakalaka is the perfect place to get a wrapped bunch of bright florals or a fun arrangement. Stop by The Joinery and visit the flower fridge to pick your own by the stem.
Parkesdale Market, 3702 W. Baker St., Plant City
Parkesdale isn’t just serving up strawberry shortcake. It’s also a great place to find an exotic house plant to add to your collection. Take a trip to the market to see the succulents, ferns, and more available, or shop online to have your new garden addition shipped to your home.
The Nectary, 1047 E. Main St.
Not sure where to start when it comes to plants? Try a native plant from The Nectary. This nursery has carried everything from native wildflowers to vines + trees. Visit to see what’s in stock and make your lawn biodiverse and beautiful.
Flower Cart, 1125 Lakeland Hills Blvd.
Green thumb not working out for you? If you’d prefer your blooms perfectly arranged, place an order from the florists at this family-owned spot, which has been in Lakeland since 1980. With an emphasis on bright flowers, Flower Cart’s daily arrangements will be the perfect pop of color in your home.
More places to find flowers + plants
Austin’s Backyard Garden, 949 S. Florida Ave. | This unique plant shop is located in downtown Lakeland at Dixieland Relics.
K & K Nursery, 4005 Palow Rd. | Find a garden plant or exotic tree at this nursery with weekly specials.
Mildred’s Florist, 5504 US Hwy. 98 N. | Get a floral arrangement at this spot that’s been serving North Lakeland for 50 years.
Peterson Nursery and Garden Center, 2184 E. County Rd. 540A | Ask these local experts for advice on what plants are most sustainable for your yard.
Scout & Tag, 244 N. Kentucky Ave. | Visit The Potting Shed for small houseplants, unique planters, and even swan topiaries.
The Green House Garden Store, 110 Easton Dr. | Find orchids, greenery, and more at this shop located across from the Southgate shopping center.