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  • August 01, 2018

    Best of Big D 2018

    “Founded in 1899, Nicholson-Hardie is the oldest garden shop in Dallas, and it has the know-how that comes with that title. Between its deep selection and a staff that’s all green thumbs, don’t be surprised if you walk out with a fun and unexpected purchase.”

  • March 01, 2017

    People's Choice Award Best Gardening Store

    By the readers of Park Cites People.

  • August 01, 2016

    D Magazine 2016 Best Garden Center

    Besides providing garden, home, and living decor, the team at Nicholson-Hardie provides knowledge. They believe the best garden should have four components: mind, body, heart, and soil. The 16 Texas-certified and master-certified nursery professionals are probably a hit at cocktail parties-turned-plant-trivia nights.

  • July 29, 2015

    D Magazine 2015 Best Garden Center

    Nicholson-Hardie has plants. Oh, do they have plants. Indoor, outdoor, annuals, perennials, trees, herbs—you name it. But there’s plenty here for non-gardeners, as well, including a wide array of decorative items for the home and giftables like candles, soaps, and frames. And best of all for the black-thumbed among us: dried and faux flowers so you can still look like a master horticulturalist.

    Readers’ Pick

  • January 01, 2013

    People's Choice Winner 2012


    Nicholson-Hardie: Offering everything from the usual baskets and candles to more exotic gifts such as handmade pottery from Italy, there’s something for just about everyone at this shop.”

  • July 25, 2012

    D-Magazine Readers Choice 2012 Best Garden Center

    “The fine folks at Nicholson-Hardie don’t just want to sell you flowers and plants. They also want to teach you how to care for and nurture them. Owned by the Bracken family since 1974, Nicholson-Hardie now has two locations employing many certified and master certified gardening pros. Be sure and bend their ears—they’re full of how-to advice. Also take advantage of the stores’ floral experts, who can create living floral arrangements that are just as beautiful as cut flowers but will last much longer”.

  • July 20, 2011

    Best Garden Shop

    D-Magazine August 2011 “Best of Big D”

    Best Garden Shop

    Nicholson-Hardie Besides the beautiful flowers, landscape services, classes, and garden accessories, what we love most about Nicholson-Hardie is the knowledgeable staff of Texas-certified and master-certified nursery professionals. They’ll not only sell you a plant but also show you how to care for it as well as advise you what you should and shouldn’t plant in your garden.

    Readers’ Pick: Nicholson-Hardie

  • Top 100 Revolutionary Garden Center

    Named by Today’s Garden Center Magazine

  • Retailer of the Year Award

    Presented by Nursery Retailer Magazine

  • January 14, 2005

    Young Leader Award

    Josh Bracken for outstanding service to the Texas Nursery and Landscape Association and the industry as whole in the state of  Texas.

  • Chairman of the Board

    Michael Bracken serves as Chairman of the Board for the Texas Landscape and Nursery Association.  The TNLA is the go to source for gardening and landscape business in the great state of Texas.

  • Tabor Award

    Presented in honor of Curtis Tabor owner of Southwest Landscape in recognition for outstanding service to the Dallas area TNLA.

  • President of Garden Centers of America

    John Bracken served as President of this distiguisted branch of the American Nursery and Landscape Association

  • President of The Texas Association of Nurseryman

    Served as president of what is now know the Texas Nursery and Landscape Association