New Urban Garden Center Opens In Downtown

Monday, October 2, 2017
Bees on a Bicycle
Bees on a Bicycle
- photo by Callie Cantrell

Chattanooga will officially have a new urban garden center downtown at 1909 Market St. with the official opening of Bees on a Bicycle on Wednesday at 4:45 p.m.  The area south of Main Street has been growing with several new businesses including Chatterbox Barbeque and All City Barber, and Bees on a Bicycle joins them in the same two block radius.  

Already, people from Signal Mountain, Missionary Ridge, and St. Elmo have enjoyed finding garden supplies, pots and unique gift items there. Residents from the Southside enjoy walking to a new resource and out-of-towners travel home with locally-sourced plants and art, said officials. 

The official launch of Bees on a Bicycle will be celebrated by an open house for the public as well as a ribbon cutting in conjunction with the Chattanooga Area Chamber of Commerce. Onsite parking is available, as well as street parking and overflow parking at Cornerstone Church a block away at 19th and Long Streets. 

Cath Shaw, owner and operator, said, “Bees’ motto is ‘Foster community; create beauty’ and people have enjoyed being a part of a little oasis here. Folks come with their sandwich to watch the fish and relax, others come armed with questions about native plants and how to plant to attract butterflies and other pollinators.” Whether a customer is looking for something to fill an empty spot in their yard, or a special gift for a colleague, Bees provides unique alternatives for the indoor/outdoor look. 

Bees on a Bicycle is an urban garden center featuring both native and exotic plants, pots, local art for the garden, and gifts.  For more information call (703) 225-9686, email or visit, Facebook and Instagram.

Bees on a Bicycle
Bees on a Bicycle
- Photo2 by Lanewoods Studio

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