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The ZEN Succulent


123 Market St
Durham, NC 27701
Phone: (919) 480-1762
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Photo of Alex Kresovich Alex Kresovich
Jun 15, 2020 5

This store was more than just a store, it was an experience. From the aesthetics, customer service, safety (#SocialDistanceSZN), and the array and diversity of plants to purchase... I couldn't recommend this store more highly. I left with a coral cactus -- Eurphorbia Lactea Crest, specifically, for all my #SucculentGang heads out there -- and I couldn't be happier! Fairly priced, beautifully grown and tended to, I look forward to giving it the happiest of homes and can't wait to re-visit ZEN Succulent as my plant family continues to grow. HIGHLY recommended The ZEN Succulent for all your succulent needs!

Photo of Brianna Milot Brianna Milot
Jun 21, 2020 4

Very cute store with lots of plant-themed gift items and items for plant care. However, I would say there wasn't as many plants as I was hoping there'd be. To be fair, the store is fairly small and they do a good job of optimizing their space and still offering a good selection of plants. Definitely worth a visit!

Photo of Jill Hurst Jill Hurst
Feb 23, 2020 5

The folks at the Durham store are so lovely-helpful, patient, and kind. The customer service when I had cracked the glass on one of my terrariums was amazing. I can’t wait to visit again.

Photo of Sam Sutton Sam Sutton
Feb 11, 2020 3

Updated review: The new location so far is better. The plant selection and pricing was still not satisfactory but at least the plants were healthy. I will probably only shop here for gifts. Old review: Blatant robbery. There are other shops in Durham with healthier plants that are half the price. Trust me I am all for supporting local business when I can but your plants were nearly dead. I wish I had taken photos as proof. But, let's say I came on a bad week your selection was still very poor. If you are a plant novice then maybe this shop will be satisfying but i'll be spending my hard earned money elsewhere. 1 star

Photo of Julie H Julie H
Jan 9, 2020 5

Went in today looking for a gift and the woman working was SO helpful! She helped me pick a great house plant, potted it for me and even wrapped it up. Highly recommend for a gift or even for yourself! I'll certainly be back!

Photo of Kathleen Smith Kathleen Smith
Jan 2, 2020 5

I absolutely love this place. I've purchased four different plants from here and each has been extremely healthy and gorgeous. Staff is super knowledgeable and kind and they have a large selection of plants. Highly recommend stopping in here!

Photo of Will Sutton Will Sutton
Dec 20, 2019 5

After walking by many times and even reading out it, I decided to stop by to show some support. My office needed a little greenery and this was the right place. The staff person was extremely welcoming and helpful with different plants and options. I walked out with a beautiful plant for my office table and gorgeous little succulent for my desk (both with very nice planters). I also appreciated the watering tips.

Photo of Katharine Sublett Katharine Sublett
Dec 1, 2019 5

Cute little gift shop. They have a bunch of tiny succulent plants and air plants too.

Photo of Emily Hall Emily Hall
Nov 20, 2019 5

The space is beautiful & the clerk was so knowledgeable & kind. I will definitely be visiting frequently!

Photo of Christine Jonsdotter Christine Jonsdotter
Nov 17, 2019 5

Was looking for air plants for a last minute gift and they half them. Very cute and unique shop. A little pricey but if you want a unique gift, definitely stop by!

Photo of Katelyn Auger Katelyn Auger
Nov 26, 2019 5

I love supporting small businesses, and really respect how awesome the owner and staff are. I had an issue with a plant and pot that were purchased, and the Zen succulent was so responsive and kind in helping me remedy the issue :)

Photo of Matthew Cloues Matthew Cloues
Nov 20, 2019 5

Small shop with extremely helpful and friendly staff who will help you find what you need and let you know how to care for it. Sell a variety of succulents and plants as well as pots, soil, and other related stuff. Scented candles as well. Great service.

Photo of Kristin W. Kristin W.
Oct 23, 2019 5

Great little shop for plants and other gifts!

Photo of Melissa Huggins Melissa Huggins
Nov 2, 2019 5

Definitely check this place out. Kind and knowledgeable service. Nice relaxing atmosphere. Will definitely be back for more air plants. Thank you for being kind.

Photo of N K N K
Oct 10, 2019 5

One of my favorite places to buy plants!

Photo of Doug Morhac Doug Morhac
Aug 22, 2019 4

Very friendly and helpful staff. Plants are crazy over priced though. You are better off going to the Raleigh farmers market to get plants.

Photo of Morgan McGowen Morgan McGowen
Jul 10, 2019 5

THE MOST FUN I have had in a long time. The selection of succulents (which is the workshop I did) was amazing. Megan was an AMAZING teacher. I learned so much! Also, super patient and helped make my terrarium look so professional. MUST GO! Great girls night, date night, birthday surprise, and more! I am already planning to go back for a Christmas workshop with my grandma and mom as a gift!

Photo of Danielle Zeigler Danielle Zeigler
Jun 19, 2019 5

Adorable store with great prices. We were exploring the city on a recent trip and I couldn't resist popping in. The only "souvenir" I got on the trip was actually from there... a small cactus ring holder, which is something I had been searching for!

Photo of Caroline Perkinson Caroline Perkinson
May 15, 2019 5

Wonderful experience here. Colleen was extremely helpful and knowledgeable. She advised me on the perfect succulent!

Photo of Pickens Barringer Pickens Barringer
May 17, 2019 5

Super cute and incredible staff all of my plant questions were answered and then some. Highly recommend for first time plant owners and long term plant lovers.

Photo of Laura Haft Laura Haft
May 12, 2019 5

I can’t say enough good things about my experience(s) at the Zen Succulent. My first time in, someone helped me find two unique plants that now have a prized spot in my home. On my second visit, someone helped me restore one of my plants to its former glory. They took their time repotting and fixing my plant. They also helped me find a beautiful monstera plant and did took their time settling it in a lovely pot. I love supporting this small local business and can’t wait to continue growing my plant collection with them.

Photo of Ashleigh Lambert Ashleigh Lambert
May 15, 2019 5

The Zen Succulent is one of my favorite small businesses in Durham! They're always willing to answer my questions and help with potting any plants I buy. I can't wait to see their new space!

Photo of Katy Grable Katy Grable
May 15, 2019 5

First off, this business is owned by women of color so I automatically love supporting their business. I also just love the positivity that radiates from the store and the employees here. They carry a large assortment of plants, pots, cute decorations, candles, and more. It’s a wonderful place to shop!

Photo of Tony Cunningham Jr. Tony Cunningham Jr.
Apr 5, 2022 5

This place is amazing! I felt at home when I walked in. I’m not familiar with plants at all (I just wanted something for my office). But I received great help! Now I’m learning about plant care with my new golden pothos and rubber plant. I highly recommend this place!

Photo of Layla Borisouth Layla Borisouth
Feb 6, 2022 5

Super sweet place. I didnt know they potted the plants for you. Definitely will be back

Photo of Megan Pattenhouse Megan Pattenhouse
Oct 19, 2021 5

The best plant shop in Durham! Always have a few new plants every time I go in. Staff is super friendly and always gives good advice on plant care. Also my go to place to get cute cards and gifts!

Photo of Anna Lobastova Anna Lobastova
Jan 24, 2022 5

Cute little store for plants! The build-your-own terrarium section is a fun spot to make a personalized gift :)

Photo of Grant Scheuring Grant Scheuring
Feb 27, 2022 5

I bought a beautiful cactus here years ago and it's still thriving and growing huge. I had some followup questions about my cactus years after my purchase and they put in the extra effort to answer all my questions. Their customer service is outstanding. I cannot say enough good things about this place!

Photo of Alison Mattingly Alison Mattingly
Feb 24, 2022 5

I had to order 40 succulents for employee appreciation gifts. After reaching out to ensure I could get all 40 in the next two weeks, they responded within 24 hours to my inquiry. I then placed the order, received complimentary delivery, and they were delivered two days later. There was a beautiful variety and every succulent looked healthy and vibrant. My experience could not have gotten any better! I will recommend them to everyone in the area!

Photo of Jenna Alyse Jenna Alyse
Dec 28, 2020 5

Love coming here. A sweet little gem in Durham and Raleigh for all your plant needs!

Photo of A White A White
Nov 28, 2020 5

I love this store! I’ve been in here several times and every time the employees are extremely kind and knowledgable. I finally bought a succulent today and I couldn’t be happier. Margaret went out of her way to tell me how to properly take care of it.

Photo of Blakeley Rogers Blakeley Rogers
Nov 29, 2020 5

I recently ordered a gift certificate as a birthday present to my friend from The Zen Succulent. My friend never got it in the mail. I emailed the shop and they responded promptly. They apologized (even though I know it's not their fault) and they told me they're sending out another gift card. They said if both certificates arrive that my friend can use both or give one away to spread holiday cheer. They are so sweet! I definitely recommend The Zen Succulent just based off their amazing customer service. Hopefully some day I can actually visit their shop in person!

Photo of Nora Harrington Nora Harrington
Oct 27, 2020 5

Visited the Durham Location: Knowledgeable staff who helped me pick out the perfect plants for my home. Will be shopping here indefinitely

Photo of Michelle Porchia Michelle Porchia
Aug 1, 2020 4

Helpful. A little expensive. Plants looked very healthy. So, worth the money.

Photo of Jane Marsilio Jane Marsilio
May 2, 2022 5

I had a gift certificate and wasn't sure what to get since I'm running out of plant space at home. The sales associate was so upbeat and helpful. It was fun having someone there who was as excited about my gift certificate as I was! Here's the plant stand I ended up purchasing. :)

Photo of Peter Hess Peter Hess
May 10, 2022 5

I ordered a potted rex begonia for my mom for mother’s day. The staff were very helpful and responsive to my questions, and they picked out a great planter. Local delivery was exactly when they said it would be, and the plant is in great shape!