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Welcome To The Garden Center At Johnson Nursery!

Who We Are

The Garden Center at Johnson Nursery is a retail oasis nestled in Willard, North Carolina. Offering an extensive selection ranging from plants, shrubs, and trees to both large and small yard art, we provide everything necessary to enhance your outdoor scenery!

Situated adjacent to Johnson Nursery Corporation, a renowned wholesale nursery, our Garden Center benefits from access to over 2000 varieties of annuals, perennials, shrubs, trees, tropical plants, and beyond!

Location: 985 Johnson Nursery Rd, Willard NC 28478

Operating Hours:

Monday - Friday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Saturday: 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Sunday: Closed

Contact us by phone: (910) 285-1944 or by email:

Meet Our Staff

Introducing our amazing Garden Center ladies! Pictured from left to right - Rebecca, Angie, Jill and Kimberly!   These are the beautiful smiling faces you will see when you come to check out our available plants!

Jill Johnson - Garden Center Creative Designer & Manager

For more than 37 years, Jill has been the creative muse for her husband David, the founder and President of Johnson Nursery. Graduating with a major in Communications from UNCW, she initially delved into HR, contributing to Johnson Nursery’s growth from its inception. Upon retirement, Jill took charge of designing and managing the Garden Center at Johnson Nursery. Her profound love lies in enhancing the beauty of spaces within the Garden Center and The Gardens.

Angie Rivenbark - Cashier & Sales Associate 

Chances are, if you’ve attended any of our events, you’ve captured a memorable selfie at one of her captivating selfie stations!
Angie is the warm welcoming face you see at checkout at The Garden Center at Johnson Nursery. As you wander through the lush aisles, you might spot some of her delightful woodworking creations, like her charming stars! Among the array of botanical wonders, Angie’s top pick is the Gardenias, thanks to their heavenly fragrance.

Kimberly Keech - Head Horticulturalist & Sales Associate

Kimberly has been our Garden Center horticulturalist for the past four years. A proud horticultural alumna from NCSU, Kimberly takes joy in enhancing different corners of her garden with beauty. Her top picks for favorite plants include hydrangeas, sunflowers, zinnias, and roses!

Rebecca Keech - Sales Associate

For the past five years, Rebecca has been employed as a part-time sales associate at Johnson Nursery’s Garden Center. She earned a horticultural degree from NCSU in December 2004. Working alongside her daughter Kimberly in the Garden Center is something she particularly enjoys, and her favorite plant happens to be the Agapanthus Ever Twilight™.

Our Services

In-Store Shopping

Explore the abundant selection at our Garden Center, conveniently located alongside Johnson Nursery Corporation. With access to over 2000 varieties of annuals, perennials, shrubs, trees, tropicals, and more, there's something for every garden enthusiast! 

PlantChat Gardening Consultation

If you're uncertain about what you need or seek expert advice, our garden center team is here to assist you! Introducing our latest service, Plant Chat – a 30-minute consultation tailored to address your gardening queries. Plant Chat is priced at $25 for 30 minutes. Plus, if you buy plants from us, we'll deduct the consultation fee from your purchase as a discount!

To secure your PlantChat consultation, kindly follow this link to submit the fee. Afterwards, feel free to reach out to us via phone at (910) 285-1944 or by email at to arrange your appointment!

Local Shipping

Interested in purchasing plants but having difficulties getting them home? Our solution: truck shipping! Check out the map for estimated shipping rates or dial (910) 285-1944 for a personalized shipping quote.

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