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Charlie Smith
Expert Horticulturist | Landscape Designer

Step back in time to experience the nostalgia of shopping local with high-end products & expert advice.

We proudly offer...

Flowers, Shrubs, Trees, Vegetables, Herbs, Seeds

Pottery, Tools, Fountains, Chimes, Decor, Furniture

Holiday Ornaments, Handmade Bows, Unique Gifts

Gardeners always have the dirt!

Rufty's Garden Shop proudly supports Small Businesses. #shoplocal

Rufty's Garden Shop: Welcome


Rufty’s Garden Shop was founded in Salisbury, North Carolina in 1957.

For decades, the Rufty family took pride in offering top-of-the-line customer service, meticulously grown plants, and an unmatched horticulture experience in their local garden shop. 

Salisbury-native, Charlie Smith, grew up with a green thumb and an interest in the small town's staple. He went off to use his passion for nature and design by becoming a Horticulturist and Landscape Designer. After working in Rhododedron nurseries and beginning his own Landscape Design firm, he returned to his roots and began working for the Ruftys. 

Over 20 years ago, Charlie acquired Rufty's Garden Shop and made it his mission to continue the namesake’s legacy.

Now, Rufty’s remains the one-stop-shop for all planting needs. Charlie brings years of experience and expertise, along with fun laughs, as he guides you through all four seasons of gardening. Anywhere from designing a new landscape plan, refreshing your front porch, or decking your halls, the Rufty’s team provides all the supplies and advice for you to make your dreams a reality! 

Rufty's Garden Shop: About Us


Open Monday-Saturday
8:30AM - 5:00PM

1335 W Innes Street
Salisbury, NC 28144

(704) 636-4742

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Rufty's Garden Shop: Contact
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