North Haven Gardens’ remodel welcomes garden lovers and novices. The new North Haven Gardens expanded greenhouse offers a beautiful variety of tropicals, including orchids all year and poinsettias while supplies last. Photography by Kathy Tran and Daniel Rockey.
Aisitors to the brand-new North Haven Gardens won’t be disappointed. The local landmark since 1951 is a shiny gem in the neighborhood’s crown, reimagined and rebuilt in style after the tornado of 2019.
“We are transitioning not only to new buildings but also to the third generation of family members at the helm,” says Cody Hoya, North Haven Gardens general manager. “Pamela and Aaron Pinkus will now be leading the company in the same way that Jon and Lillian took over from founders Ralph and Muriel Pinkus.”
Arriving guests will find front-entry landscaping with improved seating and a welcoming water feature. Additional parking, including more ADA-compliant spots, has also been added, Hoya says.
“The number one thing customers will appreciate is the absence of slope and vastly improved accessibility factor. Before, shopping carts frequently rolled away from guests.” The new garden store has moved to the property’s west side. With multiple ramps, a water feature and a black infinity-blast coating the store’s high ceilings, shoppers can enjoy a tranquil view of the nursery.
“Unique to Texas garden centers is our bulb cooler,” Hoya says. “It’s where we store tulip and flowering bulbs that require pre-chilling until the right time to plant.”
Expansive east-facing windows overlook the nursery from the new tropical greenhouse. Rigid, smokey quartz-colored walls and high ceilings offer a savvy design touch.
The refashioned café opening in the spring will feature a generous kitchen with indoor and patio dining. The same building will house Ralph & Rose, a home décor and gift boutique overseen by Pamela Pinkus; a special events and meeting space, and new administrative offices for designers, buyers and event coordinators. A multi-use artificial turf area is being developed for classes, events and a children’s play area.
“We are developing future plans for innovative use of remaining space in the back of the property,” Hoya says. “The future is very bright at NHG.”
North Haven Gardens
7700 Northaven Road in Dallas
Call 214-363-5316 or visit nhg.com.