Guide to Pittsburgh Nurseries & Garden Centers

COVID-19 or not, Spring has Sprung: Our Guide to Garden Supplies in the Time of Social Distancing

by Emma Diehl
May 27, 2020

While we’re all adapting to the new normal, some things remain the same. The sun is still shining (some days), flowers are still blooming, and lawns still need trimming. Ready to start some home improvement in your backyard or garden? You can rely on these local nurseries and garden centers to get you what you need safely.

Cavacini Landscaping

Neighborhood: Upper Lawrenceville

Shopping: Shop the store’s online catalog updated weekly as new plants arrive. In addition to perennials, shrubs, trees, and vegetables, you can order pots, fertilizers, and other gardening accessories. Curbside pickup is available Monday to Saturday from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. You can also schedule delivery by calling: 412-687-2010.

Best Feeds Garden Center

Neighborhood: North Park & Babcock Blvd

Shopping: Best Feeds Garden Center is open to shoppers during limited hours; Monday through Sunday 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. The garden center is following CDC guidelines for social distancing at both its Babcock Boulevard and North Park locations, where you can shop for a variety of plants, trees, and shrubs.

City Grows Pittsburgh

Neighborhood: Upper Lawrenceville

Shopping: This urban organic gardening oasis is offering curbside pickup for all orders. Call (412)781-2082 during store hours, Sunday-Monday 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Shop City Grows for its selection of seeds, soils, plants, and tools. Bonus: Since its city-based, City Grows offers a selection of plants for the spatially-challenged stoop, patio and kitchen window gardeners.

Hahn Nursery Garden Center & Greenhouses

Neighborhood: Ross Township

Shopping: Shop Hahn’s online selection and then coordinate curbside pick up or delivery on your order. Can’t find what you’re looking for? Give the team a call during business hours, (412) 635-7475 for specialty orders. Open since 1935, Hahn has a full selection of outdoor plants and gardening supplies, as well as harder to find fruit trees.

Bakerstown & Glenshaw Feed and Garden

Neighborhood: Bakerstown and Glenshaw

Shopping: Both Bakerstown and Glenshaw locations are open to shop Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. – 7 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. and Sunday 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., but customers are asked to wear a mask for safety. Shoppers can also call ahead, (724) 443-7600 to place an order for curbside delivery.

Penn Hills Lawn and Garden 

Neighborhood: Penn Hills

Shopping: Call (412) 241-0411 for curbside preorder from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Wednesday- Saturday, & Monday. Penns Hills Lawn and Garden is also offering a limited time “Spring Bond” sale, where shoppers can save 25% on select spring gardening supplies.

Shadyside Nursery

Neighborhood: Shadyside

Shopping: Celebrating its tenth year in business, Shadyside Nursery is offering local delivery on pre-orders. Shop its online store, and your delivery will be sent out with the nursery’s next round of shipments. You can also mask up and visit Shadyside Nursery (Tue thru Fri; 10am to 7pm and Sat & Sun; 10am to 6pm).

Sestili Nursery

Neighborhood: Oakland

Shopping: Founded in 1947, Sestili Nursery has been supplying plants and landscaping supplies to Pittsburgh’s neighborhoods. Looking for a specific plant? Need some advice on what to plant? They are happy to help. The nursery is open with limited hours. Check their website for updates.

Chapon’s Greenhouse

Neighborhood: Streets Run Road

Shopping: Chapon’s Greenhouse is offering call ahead curbside pick up during normal business houses; Monday-Saturday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Sunday. Shop Chapon’s selections of trees, shrubs, perennials, annuals, and edibles online, then place your order over the phone.

Jim Jenkins Lawn & Garden Center

Neighborhood: Upper St. Clair

Shopping: Jim Jenkins is offering multiple ways for gardeners to get their green thumbs on. The garden center received a waiver from the State of Pennsylvania to stay open and the staff are taking precautions to keep the space safe for shoppers. Jim Jenkins is also offering free local delivery on all orders, just call the store to place your order (412) 221-3070.

Cavanaugh’s Nursery and Supply

Neighborhood: Bridgeville

Shopping: Open daily from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. Monday-Saturday and Sunday from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., the nursery is enforcing social distancing while customers are shopping. Additionally, if you’re ordering bulk supplies, you can call (412) 257-9677 for delivery service.

Brenckle’s Greenhouses

Neighborhood: Reserve Township

Shopping: This open-air shopping space is operating on normal hours 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. daily, and is enforcing social distancing measures for shoppers. Everyone is asked to wear a mask, and the greenhouse has contactless checkout options including tap to pay with your phone.

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Emma is a Pittsburgh-based writer, with a focus on lifestyle and technology. Her work has been featured on HuffpostLive!, NPR, XOJane, NEXTPittsburgh, and Niche.

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