Owners Jimmy and Allison Collier opened their doors on March 21, 1997. Jimmy developed a love of gardening from his father and went on to earn a degree in horticulture from the University of Georgia, Athens. The Colliers were delighted to find nearly two acres with original home, bordered by Dolly Creek on Old Rocky Ridge Road, and began the journey of opening a nursery. After renovating the house for use as an office, a state-of-the-art greenhouse was added, providing customers with cool breezes and open views to the rest of the nursery.
Over the last 17 years, Collier's has remained true to Jimmy and Allison's original vision of helping Birmingham homeowners succeed in their gardens by offering a superb selection of quality plants and products, a knowledgeable staff and plenty of inspiration.
March marks the start of the spring planting season in our area, with the average last frost occurring around March 23rd. During this month our inventory expands dramatically, and we have a great selection of trees, shrubs, groundcovers, vines, perennials and herbs. Frost-tolerant annuals, such as snapdragons, marigolds, petunias, geraniums and bacopa (among others) are the first annuals to arrive. We recommend planting perennials, herbs & frost-tolerant annuals during March, as well as container gardens that can be moved or protected in the case of a late frost. We will also receive many shipments of fun & beautiful containers & garden decor this month. Come in and get inspired for spring-planting!