Recommended nurseries Near Pheonix & tucson

Microthrix(9)December 10, 2012

Imm going off to Arizona for christmas, with my only presents being cacti :D Im going to Bach`s nursery and maybe miles2go if that is open to the public. what are some other good succulent nurseries with a variety of plants near the above named cities?

Thanks guys!

~zeck âº

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GeeS 9b

Bachs is fabulous, you could literally spend hours there. In the Phoenix area, I'd suggest stopping by P & M in Scottsdale (a little like visiting the DBG), Old West Cactus Farm in north Phoenix (lots of interesting little oddballs in the shade-houses -- the place is enormous), and an intimate little place in Apache Junction called Shady Way Gardens.

    Bookmark   December 10, 2012 at 7:24PM
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Thanks for the pointers to the Phoenix-area ones, GS - I've not been to all three of those.


Starr Nurseries, too, for Agaves and other tasty things, too. But definitely call first to him and to Miles before you go there.

    Bookmark   December 10, 2012 at 8:13PM
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thanks gs!yeah, bach`s is huge! i spent a few hours there roaming around find many beautiful plants, but sadly, i had to only get a few... i even found some 30 year old pelecyphora, but they werent for sale.

do you have a number for miles? i didnt go last trip to arizona. because i couldnt find a number

This post was edited by Microthrix on Mon, Dec 10, 12 at 20:50

    Bookmark   December 10, 2012 at 8:38PM
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GeeS 9b

There are other places I would recommend for Agaves specifically, or for Aloes or Yuccas; the three I mentioned are the best places I've found in the VOTS to shop cacti, in particular. You have to stop by Shady Way, I don't believe it's far at all from your snow bird residence. It's a tiny little place, but they always have interesting stuff I've never seen elsewhere, which earns them high marks from this reviewer. ;-)

    Bookmark   December 10, 2012 at 8:42PM
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jojosplants(9/ Tucson, Az.)

Here's a link to his web site and phone #'s. do give him a call. :-)

Arid lands is another great place here in Tucson, also would need to call them. They are open most days, but better to call first and make sure. :-)

Arid Lands

Happy Shopping!

Here is a link that might be useful: Miles2go

    Bookmark   December 10, 2012 at 8:53PM
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In addition to the above, I recommend:

Tucson Area:
B&B Cactus Farm
Plants for the Southwest
Desert Survivors
Mesquite Valley Growers - sometimes has a nice hidden gem

Phoenix Area:
Arizona Cactus Sales
Desert Foothills Nursery
Saguaro Country Nursery (hidden gems in the storage greenhouses)

    Bookmark   December 10, 2012 at 9:01PM
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Forgot to mention - Arid Adaptations Nursery in N Tucson.
Never been, but have heard great things about it, and they are not far from Miles' place. Call for hours.

    Bookmark   December 10, 2012 at 9:03PM
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GeeS 9b

Desert Foothills is the best spot in the VOTS for Agaves, Aloes, and Yuccas. Saguaro is/was a nice spot, but they're off my list since they're only open Mon-Fri now, and yeah I made that discovery the hard way -- after a 50 minute drive.

    Bookmark   December 10, 2012 at 9:06PM
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