Lake Norman Gardens
If you drive north along Perth Rd. on a regular basis you may have noticed the quiet evolution of a garden center and nursery on the right just before you get to Fern Hill. Unless you have taken the time to stop inside and talk with local owner Robbi Grayson, what you won’t know is just how special Lake Norman Gardens is now and how very exciting it is going to be very soon!
What started as a lawn and garden center focused on “bulk products”, according to Robbi, has evolved into “Perth Road Community’s one stop shop for all things one needs to create inspiring outdoor rooms”. Their recently approved rezoning plans will include:
- A park-like arboretum
- A new, protective greenhouse
- A safer mulch yard
- A tree nursery
- Expand their ability to carry retail plants
If you are a garden enthusiast like I am you will love their variety of perennials and their creative displays of plants with garden art. Plus, their friendly staff is happy to special order to fill your unique requests.
Inside their large shop is an incredible array of indoor plants, decorative art and accessories and even some fun, upscale Vietri Italian pottery. Lake Norman Gardens is truly a mecca for house warming gifts!
From outdoor furniture to chimes to statuarys of all kinds, I always come away inspired with a new list of ideas for my garden and patios.
It you get on their mailing list (Lake Norman Gardens) you will receive Robbi’s weekly emails which announce all of the new plants that have arrived, weekly specials, news, as well as upcoming events like their Vietri event on July 21st from 5-7pm during which they will be serving Bella Cucina gourmet foods and a Vietri ambassador there to sign their pottery.
Robbi recently hired landscape designer Keith Stallings who will be starting full-time on July 1st, just in time to plan your fall landscape projects.
We are all very fortunate that Robby Grayson and her parents had the vision and enthusiasm to take this 4-acre site that was once an unsightly tavern and dump site into what is evolving into an exceptional garden center that will inspire even those of you who don’t have a green thumb.