Reviews of JVI Secret Gardens (Gardener)

227 Donelson Pike, Nashville, TN 37214, United States

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At the moment this business has a score of 4.8 over 5 and this score is based on 85 reviews.

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REVIEWS OF JVI Secret Gardens IN Tennessee

Brandon Clites

Kate Prosser

Paul Agee

Great service, friendly staff, good selection of plants and products.

TheDanGore .

Such a lovely little place with a fitting name! You really wouldn’t know how large it is by driving by! Staff is friendly, patient and knowledgeable with questions about their plants. Huge variety of outdoor and indoor plants arranged and organized by light intake which My wife and I found most helpful when selecting one for our home. Bring the whole family to this lovely place, you won’t be disappointed. A definite win for Donelson

Grant Medeiros

Tee Gee

I'm convinced this is the best nursery in Nashville. They always have the healthiest looking plants, and are happy to answer questions and even make suggestions when you tell them what landscaping project you are working on. It is always a pleasure to shop in their lovely little "oasis"!


Stopped here in December on the way back to chattanooga to check it out. We were greeted immediately and offered hot chocolate and s’mores. Very cool. There wasn’t much there but Christmas trees but again it was December and nothing really grows then anyway. The staff was super friendly but most of the plants seemed a bit expensive. I would like to return in the spring.

Mary Nagel

These people are so knowledgeable and always have what I'm looking for. You can't go wrong shopping here.

jc mendez

The team does an excellent job, from scheduling service to explanations and recommendations. The service tech was great and new what to do, he was fast and courteous. Did the work at a very reasonable price. You guys are Great! I love my pond again - it’s absolutely beautiful. Again thank you!

Travis Yost

Neil Simmons

Tammy Mahacek

Very friendly helpful people. Love the atmosphere felt very Zen. Huge beautiful selections.

Sue C

Wonderful garden center.

fanoflena .

The staff at JVI really know their trade. Great selection of perennials and annuals, and good selection of herbs. Prices are competitive, but their plants seem to thrive more than the ones I bought from the two big box stores nearby. They have a nice selection of large and colorful ceramic pots which go on sale mid summer. Lots of gardening tools and a few unusual items you'd never find elsewhere.

cmccynthia .

Love the beautiful pond plants we got this year. The staff is very helpful very nice. Great place I will be back next spring!!

Dan Kilbane

Terri Callis

Best place in my opinion to get plants that are of great quality at a very reasonable price. The staff has always been so helpful and so nice. Great selection of water plants too!

Joyce Gusman

I love this place. Always feel welcome and the staff is super helpful. A great local nursery!

Brenda Begeman

Derek, Travis and full team were just the nicest, most professional group of guys to work with. They created an Awesome pond for us, they allowed us to have the vision and built it and made it come to life! The pond turned out better then we even expected and it was a quick and painless experience for us! They did all the hard work and we get to reap the wonderful benefits. I highly recommend JVI for any outdoor waterscape wants and needs!

Carolyn Ballentine

I have probably looked at every plant for sale within 20 miles of my home and I always end up back at the Secret Garden. Their selection and quality is unsurpassed. If you want something specific and they don't have it, just ask if they can get it for you. They have ordered for me more than once and I've never been disappointed. The owners and staff know their business. Everyone is so helpful and knowledgeable. I would be content spending the day there but I've got flowers to plant!

Brandon Mowen

Derek and his team saved the day by fixing my failed attempt at constructing a Koi pond.

Gail Pitt

Fabulous selection and service. Everyone is friendly and helpful. One of my favorite places!

Lisa Costello

Deborah Gray

Love JVI! Derek designed all of the landscaping for our new home and it's unbelievably beautiful! My favorite is a striking Blue Atlas Cedar standing over 18 feet with elegant limbs and bursts of blue-green needles.Then there's the gorgeous row of Green Giant Arborvitae that makes an awesome natural privacy hedge off the patio. Not to mention the ease and beauty of Skip Laurels and Limelight Hydrangea that require so little and yet give so much. I can hardly wait for Erin's magic touch in completing my potted garden filled with striking plants and a little bit of kitchen flavors! Thank you JVI for being spot on with my dream landscape and providing 5 Star customer service!

Victoria Hall

Such an adorable little place. The employees were extremely positive & helpful. They carried my plants to the counter & then helped me carry plants & pots to my car. They have little wagons that you can pull around to put your plants in so you don't have to carry them around. Amazing selection; the place is bigger than you think. There is a lot of interesting landscaping/decor as well. It was easy to spend more money than I planned here, but no regrets. I'm happy with all the plants & pots I purchased. I would definitely go here again. I can't wait to see my plants & flowers grow!

Jonah Eller-Isaacs

Wendy Halsey

The garden center staff is very helpful and the plants they have are the best. However, if you want to order something specific or be notified when they have them forget about it. For two consecutive years I requested a specific plant and was told "yes, we can order" please write down what you want and contact information and we will order....crickets, nothing.

Peter Allen

Tim Weber

Mickie Stratos

Lawrence Brennan

Super friendly and super knowledgeable! Dropped in with some tough questions about fruit trees today and they were very, very helpful!

The Pond Advisor

Elizabeth Parrott

Great people to work with! Showed up on time and did exactly what we needed. We will definitely use JVI Secret Gardens again!

Tim Hickory

Good variety of plants. Friendly & helpful staff.

Dawn Coulter

Beautiful plants that you will want to get for your yard. Their not so secret is all the water pools, waterfalls, fish and all you will need to set up yours. Plantings and arrangement is delightful. Birds singing, a gentle breeze and fragant flowers.....Check them out!

Gina Sasser

Just a fabulous store with fabulous staff and even more fabulous inventory

Jennifer Roselli

Beautiful garden center with great selection!!

Ryan Roller

Great place, super helpful and friendly staff. Support local!

Charles Niemi

Always helpful

Emily Biging

April Moore

Very nice garden shop with lots of organic soil amendments and high-quality, well-cared-for plants. Conveniently located too.

Josh Chapman

Great peaceful environment. Large selection of unique plants and trees and soils. Friendly and helpful staff. Have water features scattered throughout and water treatment chemicals for keeping them optimal. Much prefer to a bigbox experience of mass harvested plants.

Debbie Panovec

Not only did they design and install the most beautiful pond for my unique space, they have always gone above and beyond in customer service! If and when I find another place for a water feature, they will be who I use to install it!

Carolyn Brooks

Just called at last minute before closing to ask a question about my hyacinth, and the lady that answered the phone was very informative, and patient. Didn’t try to rush me off the phone. So I will be stopping by to purchase something soon. ..Thank you

Fighting4_ Rights

Krakes Garrick

Best garden supply and nursery in Nashville!

Anita Shull

Have stopped by them on several occasions and always felt they are very professional and never too busy to answer questions. So much better than the big box stores!

Elaine Moore

Michael Timmer

its great and fun.

Joanne Zampino

robert harrison

Christopher Darnall Escue

You will be amazed at just how quaint and peaceful this garden center is. Its extremely clean and organized as well. This nursery has much to offer the Donelson community is ways of plant selection and uniqueness. Nice and knowledgeable horticulturalists too. They also carry EarthMix and other outstanding soils and conditioners. Their koi ponds and fountains are all phenomenal.

Katie Schirick

Casey Fabling

I have had the pleasure of seeing several of JVI’s ponds and waterfalls, and their attention to details is unparalleled! Not only the VISUAL rock and plant placement, but the attention they spent to making sure the SOUND was right blew me away! Sitting by this pond is like sitting by a mountain stream. BTW, Derek and his team not only do exceptional work, they are an exceptional team! Before I met them, I was expecting they would be just another construction crew. BUT they have really set the bar for what it looks like to bring their best as pond contractors, and phenomenal ARTISTS!

D. Welch

First time there today and what a great experience! Phenomenal customer service, knowledgeable staff, beautiful plants, and reasonable prices, well worth the 12 mile drive! We will be back.

Bobby Douangkesone

I've been here 2 times so far and each time they are so helpful and welcoming. They are knowable of the plants they are selling and even more. It's always a pleasure to go. There's a great selection of plants as well.

Taylor Bowers

JVI is the best garden center in town: the people are great, and they use a ton or organic products. Derek and his staff will take care of all of your garden needs. We did a pond with them 6 years ago, we have been very happy with the product. They come and service it right away anytime we call. Taylor B

Terasa Sirmans

Love coming here and the ladies are so knowledgeable and helpful!!!


Sadi and Betsy were extremely helpful and very friendly! They have an amazing selection of trees, grasses, flowers, and pond plants! The prices were extremely reasonable, too! They even store your purchase history, so that you can research the plant, and the care information- no more forgetting what the name of the plant was! We will be back, for sure! Thank you ladies, again!

Steve Shinholser

Best customer experience ever!

Nora Hamilton

This garden center looks nice but the owner and his services are not. I live and work in the area and was very excited about this garden center; I drive passed it daily. But when I hired the owner to fix my yard fountain I was gravely disappointed. The first thing was that he was very hard to reach and was always booked. I initially had to week upwards of 2 weeks for an appointment. But that was fine, because I assumed he was very good since he was so booked. Boy was I let down! He did not even show for the first scheduled appointment AFTER I waited 2 weeks. So I rescheduled, waiting another 2 weeks at least this time he showed up. But he was very lack luster in customer service. I almost felt like I was getting on his nerves but my money certainly wasn't because he readily accepted that. Lol! So I paid him to repair a fountain leak. He sprays some type sealant and says, "There ya go." Yeah, there I went, back to an empty fountain because the leak was still there. Go figure. So I called him again, agreeing to pay AGAIN (and wait 2 weeks AGAIN) for another visit to fix my fountain on a 2nd try. He didn't show AGAIN! I'd had it at that point...I will not ever call this place for service on any garden, fountain or for any other outdoor service. The owner is unprofessional and impatient. As a paying customer I felt very regretful I had called him. I guess my fountain was not as important as his other endeavors. I was VERY disappointed. I had hopes of adding Coy fish to the pond for my kids. So they're pretty disappointed too. I'll be seeking help elsewhere. Be sure before you hire this guy that he gives you some type of written agreement for what he "says" he going to do or else your money will be "gone with the wind."...Not a good experience with this company. And I'm pretty easy to please. All I really want is what I pay for...nothing more....I give them a 0 out of 10.

Pauline Williams

Absolutely loved the unique plants and garden art. Fabulous!!

Tom Fox

It took 22 years of neglect to get our yard to resemble a third world superfund site. It took Derek, Travis, and Cory just two days to make us the envy of our neighborhood. We couldn't be happier. Thanks guys!

andy Beck

Mariana Merritt

I went in yesterday to buy some plants and veggies- they had a beautiful selection of both! At check out I had a super helpful conversation with Derek about my current landscaping. He was so willing to troubleshoot lighting and soil issues with me. Not only was he super knowledgeable but everyone there really kind. I can not encourage you enough to treat yourself to shopping there and supporting our local businesses! You'll have a great experience!

Monte Mohr

Very pleased with our water feature from JVI Secret Gardens. It has become such an important part of our home that we are removing 2 windows that over look the pond and waterfall and replacing them with one large picture window over looking this unbelievable nature setting. These guys are the best!

Dotty Howington

Derek & Erin are great! They transformed our yard...and we get all the compliments!

Jerry Ivery

The staff here is extremely friendly and helpful. They had an amazing sale on slightly cracked pots. I was able to get a bunch for a steal. They also have a healthy selection of seeds with great advice of what to plant and how to get great results. I will definitely be back.

Libby McCroskey

JVI Secret Gardens does excellent work! I now have a beautifully renovated front yard with an amazing water feature. They also did landscaping, lighting, and another water feature in my back yard. I couldn't be more pleased! Really great people to work with, and the results are fantastic. Highly recommended!

Lynn Downum

Owners are the best. Help and enjoyable to talk to. Know their business. Donelson's finest!

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Jayne S

There is no other place that takes care of their plant as JVI. Each plant is treated as though it was their one and only plant they had for sale. You can be sure when you purchase a plant from them, you are buying the most healthly, well looked after plant in town. I have never met such a hard working couple.


Karen K

Did a beautiful job putting down a flagstone walkway (true skill and artistry there) as well as a new tree, both to my specifications and yet better than I had imagined. Awesome people to work with.

Michael Hackett

Pond clean up. The best people the best work and the best service. Very happy customer.

Patty Farmer

Thank you, Derek and crew, for a fantastic overhaul of our pool’s water feature. You gave us exactly what we wanted before we even knew what that was! We love the sound as the water cascades and pools over and around the rocks. The scale and overall effect make everything look better. We’re loving it!

David Adams

Great garden center, amazing waterscapes.

Donna Slack

The customer service is awesome. The place always looks spectacular but today is was more beautiful than I have seen it before because they are decorated for fall with not only flowers but pumpkins!

y. griffin

Oh my God this was my first year visiting the secret gardens they have a variety of flowers the staff seem to be very knowledgeable when asked about any flower that you may be looking at or want to inquire about.

Debby Dempsey

This is an outstanding group of young men who overhauled our pond 2 years after another outfit in Nashville installed it. For the first time it works as it should and it is absolutely gorgeous. They worked hard and began and ended the project exactly when they said they would. We could not be more pleased and would highly recommend them. Thank you so much for all you did to make our pond incredible!

Karen Grizzard

Absolutely love JVI Secret Gardens. Great staff, wonderful displays, fantastic selection.

James N. Bryan

Great water feature in tight space. Great people to work with.

Andy Northey

I have worked with Derek on multiple projects and he does great work!

Tim Trammell

Awesome customer experience, walked me through the whole project from start to finish.

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