Attention devoted plant moms/dads and beginners alike. Whether you are well-versed in the plant world or are just embarking on your houseplant journey, this guide is *just* what you need.
Not only does Western New York have a gorgeous art scene, a stunning waterfront, and hidden gem restaurants galore – but did you know we have a very lively selection of indoor plant shops open year-round as well? Instagram-worthy and foliage fantasy shops have been popping up all around town. Anything from snake plants to monstera’s, they have. The best part is truly the experience these unique local shops offer. From their wonderful atmospheres to beautiful interiors, this may be one of the most relaxing shopping experiences out there.
Are you a well-experienced plant connoisseur? These shops won’t disappoint. And if you’re a newbie testing out your green thumb, you can find the perfect selection for getting started and care tips from shop staff.
Most of the shops on this list sell plants, pots, and most of the gardening accessories you’ll need. There is no shame in the houseplant game, and the best part about this guide is that it allows you to fully support your habit (or soon-to-be habit) while supporting local businesses.
As always, make sure you check store hours and COVID-19 guidelines before you visit.
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1. Put A Plant On it
715 Elmwood Ave, Buffalo
putaplantonit.shop / 716-931-5092
Right off of Instagram and on Elmwood, Put A Plant On It is a classic. This store has every plant you could want and is incredibly cute inside. Pro-tip: follow their Instagram for care tips and plant info.
618 Main St, East Aurora & 335 Center St, Lewiston
The Plant Shack strives to provide you with well-known varieties as well as rare and unique plant selections. They fully encourage your houseplant addiction and it is definitely not possible to leave without one – we’ve tried. This may be the most instagram-able of them all.
3. Life Is Succulent
1249 Eggert Rd, Amherst
lifeissucculent.com / (716) 259-8033
Life Is Succulent specializes in easy-care houseplants and a selection of eco-conscious products. They have a great selection of succulents as well as a wide array of other houseplants.
1250 Niagara St, Buffalo
daddysplants.com / (716) 248-1358
Not only do we love their name, but their plant selection is great too. They specifically have a mix of desert and tropical plants that are always rotating.
428 Rhode Island St, Buffalo
urbanroots.org / (716) 362-8982
This spot is a community co-op garden market. They offer a wide array of plants as well as classes and supplies. Get everything you need at this unique community market.
8441 County Road, East Amherst
lavocatsnursery.com / (716) 741-3976
A year-round greenhouse and nursery they have a huge selection for every occasion. Family owned and operated, they have the self-proclaimed the largest selection of houseplants in WNY.
2885 Angle Rd, Orchard Park
angleachresgreenhouses.com / (716) 674-8754
*Currently only open for curbside pickup of online orders*
If you’re looking for curbside pickup and a plethora of houseplants, this greenhouse is for you. Open year-round, they have a great selection of houseplants and cacti all available for you to shop online.
8. Rudolph Galley & Sons Greenhouse
2722 Clinton St, West Seneca
galleygreenhouse.com / (716) 822-9298
This greenhouse is open year-round, including house plants. However, we do recommend calling to verify their selection which is still seasonal during these winter months.
4484 Clark St, Hamburg
weknowplants.com / (716) 649-4684
Lockwood’s is year-round and carefully selects its houseplant varieties for their aesthetic and place in interior design. They have a large curated selection and even specific plants which are shown to benefit your indoor eco system.
10. Niagara Produce
112 Chestnut St, Lockport
niagaraproduce.com / (716) 478-0888
Though they sell grocery and baked goods, they also have a wonderful greenhouse full of great selections, indoor plants included.
118 S Forest Rd, Williamsville
mischlersflorist.com / (716) 632-1290
A full-service florist and greenhouse, year-round. They have a wonderful greenhouse selection, including gorgeous orchids, that are available to shop. You can even check out their Facebook page for some amazing snaps of their selections.
2250 Transit Rd, West Seneca, NY 14224
This greenhouse located in West Seneca is open year round and often filled with over 180 varieties of houseplants. They have house plants for all different conditions in your home and according to their website, the plants tend to have a long term life.