According to a recently released report by Greenpeace India, an independent global campaigning network, Visakhapatnam stands as the most polluted city in South India. The air pollution levels have increased in the city at an alarming rate between November 2020 and November 2021. This is causing major concerns among the Vizagites, and they opine that we will need to continue wearing masks especially because of the existence of COVID-19 and other variants. Over the last few years, the density of traffic has also increased in the city, making it one of the major factors for the spike in air pollution. One cannot fail to notice that a large number of trees are being cut down since the last few years, for setting up electric and internet supply across the city. Amid this chaos, the people of Vizag have become much more aware of the significance of growing plants and trees in their surroundings. The number of gated communities across the city have been focusing on providing its residents with a green and safe environment, thereby ensuring the supply of clean air in the surroundings. Most of the Vizagites are now taking the initiative of growing plants in their homes and apartments. There are a number of plant nurseries in Vizag, which sell a wide range of plants for decoration purpose, herbal plants, and oxygen boosters.
Here is a list of plant nurseries in Vizag, where one can find a wide variety of flora.
#1 SKML Nursery
This nursery offers a wide range of oxygen boosting plants, floral plants, and herbal plants such as Tulasi. Located near Jagadamba, the heart of the city, SKML Nursery has a locational advantage of being close to most of the Vizagites.
Landmark: Near Shyamala Dry Fruits, on the road from Seven Hills Hospital to Green Park Hotel.
Contact: +91 9849118767
#2 CMR Nursery
The Chandana Mohan Rao (CMR) Nursery, one of the oldest plant nurseries in Vizag, is located at Madhurawada. If you are looking for colourful floral plants, or plants for decoration purposes, then this is the perfect place to head out to. It is also a home to many medicinal and herbal plants.
Landmark: Kommadi Road, Near Indian Oil Petrol Pump.
Contact: 0891 2728959
#3 Kavira Greenhouse
Kavira Greenhouse has an exquisite indoor plant collection, and deliver plants all over India, from their base in Vizag. Their plant catalogue includes Painted Leaf Begonia, Indian Hibiscus, Duo Colour Hibiscus, and many other eye-catching plants to decorate your homes.
Location: Dondaparthy, near Sangam Sarat Theatre.
Contact: +91 8919445049
#4 Green Twigs
Founded in the year 2014, Green Twigs offer a wide range of bonsai plants, medicinal plants, and decorative plants. They also sell other gardening material such as organic manure, ceramic, plastic, and terracotta pots, and fertilizers. Additionally, Green Twigs also give advice regarding terrace gardening, maintenance of plants, and kitchen gardening.
Location: near Lawson’s Bay Colony, Pedda Waltair.
Contact: +91 9000033655
#5 Sukheshitha Nursery and Gardens
This spacious nursery has a huge collection of plants including herbal, medicinal, and floral plants to decorate your balconies and gardens. The knowledgeable owner also gives advice regarding plants which suit your zodiac sign.
Location: Near Zilla Parishad Junction, Krishna Temple.
Contact: +91 8125226036
#6 Shalini’s Pots-Plants ‘n’ More
As the name suggests, this place has a variety of gardening items. They sell colourful plants for home decoration, ceramic pots, fertilized soil, and manure.
Location: Palace Layouts, near Pedda Waltair Junction.
Contact: +91 8790006900
#7 TRF Pots & Plants
Located on an apartment terrace, this well ventilated, spacious nursery, has a collection of miniature plants for garden decoration. They also sell resin, ceramic, and terracotta pots.
Location: Govindam Castle Apartment, behind Kshatriya Kalyana Mandapam, Seethammadhara.
Contact: 0891 2537853.
#8 Aswatha Vriksha Bonsai Plants
True to the name, this place has a huge collection of the miniature bonsais. They also sell other decorative and floral plants.
Location: Opposite St. Anthony’s Church, Jagadamba.
Contact: +91 9440527216