OUR STORY

Thirty-five years after leaving the family farm, John Cline, Jr. came back to make the once-flourishing property successful again. After his father died, Cline returned to revitalize the home place. “My dad would be shocked to think that I am now a fifth-generation farmer,” Cline said. Cline’s Nursery is a North Carolina Century Farm, having been owned continuously by the Cline family for over 100 years.
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Cline’s ancestors started the farm in 1857 and Cline wants to pass it on to his two sons, who have also said they want to keep it. The house was built in 1925 and the property also includes a granary, which is being used in the nursery operation, along with a barn and corncrib that were renovated with old wood and windows that were recovered and reused on the property. A two-room schoolhouse from 1898 was torn down and the building materials were recovered in the process. The Cline’s took the wood and recycled it to see if they could get another hundred years out of it. They’ve returned most everything back to how it was in the 1920’s. They plan to keep it as original as possible, adding just a little freshness to it.

OUR MISSION

Cline’s Nursery is a year-round operation, growing all kinds of plants from ageratum to zinnia for both our wholesale and retail customers. At Cline’s, we take pride in the fact that our number one goal is to make our customers successful. We strive to produce the highest quality nursery stock, provide exceptional customer service, and build long-term customer relationships. Our knowledgeable staff can provide you with a vast wealth of information, and we have the right tools and plant material necessary to bring your gardening vision to life.

GARDEN CENTER

Our garden center in Shelby, NC specializes in supplies for your vegetable garden, planters, flower beds, lawn, and patio. Master Gardeners will appreciate our advanced gardeners’ supply sections, with an excellent array of garden pots and containers. Those interested in native plants will be happy with our selection. Browse our breathtaking selection of garden and landscaping plants, and our specialty, Japanese Maple trees. If you have a condo or apartment, we love to help bring life into your space with exotic houseplants and expert tips to creating balcony-friendly patio designs.

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JAPANESE MAPLE SPECIALIST

Because there wasn’t enough land to run a full-fledged farm on the 2-acre spread, Cline decided to turn the place into a nursery that now specializes in Japanese Maples. Over 100 different cultivars, from tall to short, broad- to lacy-leafed and colors that go from green to bronze-brown, grow at the nursery.

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WHOLESALE NURSERY

We are a Wholesale Nursery that serves commercial customers both big and small, including Landscape Contractors, Designers, Landscape Architects, Home Builders, Garden Centers, and Professional Gardeners. We are a one stop shop offering needles, mulch, stone, straw, fertilizer, bagged soil, and grass seed along with shrubs, groundcovers, grasses, perennials, and trees from 4” containers to large B&B trees. We offer beautiful locally grown plants and trees as well as a large variety of items sourced from around the United States, and we are happy to locate any plant material you need.

We strive to exceed our customers’ expectations by providing superior nursery stock at fair prices to help you stretch your landscape budget and maximize profits. We understand that on time delivery service is crucial to your business success and ours.

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OUR TEAM

John W. Cline, Jr.
John W. Cline, Jr.Owner
Dennis Brooks
Dennis Brooks
Hannah Frye
Hannah Frye
Zach Marks
Zach Marks
Andrea Rodgers
Andrea Rodgers
Martha Cline
Martha ClineOwner
MacKenzie Coop
MacKenzie Coop
Mary Frye
Mary Frye
Jennifer Mathis
Jennifer Mathis
Cody Snider
Cody Snider
David M. Cline, Jr.
David M. Cline, Jr.Owner
Elijah Frye
Elijah Frye
Andrew Marks
Andrew Marks
Ray Parris
Ray Parris

WHAT PEOPLE SAY ABOUT US

Cline’s Nursery is our go-to for all our gardening and landscaping needs. They have everything our family needs to bring our vision to reality – great plant product and a wealth of information and advice! If you love maple trees, it’s their specialty. I highly recommend this wonderful family-owned garden center and plant nursery!

Andrea Rodgers

Couldn’t Ask for a better inventory. And some of the best customer service I’ve ever had at any Nursery. Thanks Mary for All your Help and assistance!

Wayne Davis

Found exactly what I was looking for. Great selection of plants, shrubs, trees and much more. Great customer service with lots of knowledge about their inventory.

Nancy Allen

HOURS

MONDAY – FRIDAY

8:30am ~ 5:00pm

SATURDAY

8:30am ~ 2:00pm

SUNDAY

Closed