Painters Greenhouse in Old Fort, North Carolina, is a seasonal operation open to the public March 1 through July 1. For 40 years, our family-owned and operated business has supplied Western North Carolina with home-grown, high quality plants at affordable prices. We are one of the only greenhouses in WNC to produce nearly all of our plants from start to finish and sell them directly to customers. By shopping at Painters, you are buying locally grown plants from an environmentally-friendly establishment and supporting the community.
Painters has become known for its wide variety of plants at competitive prices, with ongoing sales that make it worth the drive for customers hours away! Visit Painters and choose from over 750 species of potted perennials, vegetable & annual bedding plants, herbs, aquatics, succulents & cacti, shrubs & trees, natives, container gardens, hanging baskets, ferns, indoor plants and more.
Following the change in ownership in 2010, we have expanded our selection with over 200 new varieties and have added to our calendar of events & educational programs (read more here). Painters Annual Herb Festival has become widely known for showcasing an ensemble of many talented local artisans and musicians while offering a large selection of discounted herbs.
This year, we will be selling retail items for the first time, including soil, fertilizers, gorgeous pottery planters of all shapes & sizes & more! We will also have Painters Catalogue stations detailing growing info for all of the plants we grow, as well as a variety of informational signs to help make your shopping experience easier (read more here).
Exciting changes to the grounds include our 'outdoor' checkout and our indoor & outdoor water features. We've recently started several gardens showcasing our groundcovers, natives, shrubs & trees to help customers visualize their appearance in the landscape. Several seating areas are available for picnicking, relaxing and enjoying the plants, gardens & water features. Painters is not simply a place to shop for plants, but also a destination for outings with family & friends!
We are an easy 35 minute drive from Asheville, Morganton or Lake Lure, and about 20 minutes from Marion and Black Mountain, so come visit us!
Brad & Deenie Owen, Owners
Jerome & Dana Stenger, Managers