North Haven Gardens: Photo via Facebook

North Haven Gardens: Photo via Facebook

North Haven Gardens has been providing expert advice to neighbors about everything from heirloom bulbs to backyard chickens for more than 60 years, and this month readers voted it the best home and garden store in Preston Hollow. The late Ralph Pinkus, a passionate plant-collector and the first president of the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Society, founded North Haven Gardens in 1951 on nine acres of vacant land on Northaven Road long before our neighborhood as we know it sprouted. What began as a landscaping business grew into a respected horticulture service that introduced new plants to the North Texas environment.

These days, the shop is chocked full of events and classes every weekend for those with a green thumb. The most recent addition is the Gallery at North Haven Gardens, which features decorative and functional pieces by local artists. Visit to learn about the next opening reception.

Runner up: Nicholson-Hardie

Third place: The Wicker Basket

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