3rd plant shop closing in downtown Chattanooga this month

Staff Photo / Jess James pots up her newest houseplant at Bees on a Bicycle in 2021 in Chattanooga.

Despite boutique plant stores popping up in downtown Chattanooga the last few years, only one now still remains in the area.

The Secret Garden, located at 3800 St. Elmo Ave., posted on social media Wednesday that they are "being forced to move for reasons outside our control" and a new yoga studio is taking over. Owner Mina Pournaderi cited rising rent prices in Chattanooga as a concern and said the business is still offering interior landscape design for homes and businesses.

The plant shop had just recently moved into the location in the last few months. The last day the shop will be open is Monday, July 25, and plants are 35% off until they run out.

"But we will not let you down, Chattanooga," the post states. "We love being here, we love offering a safe space to run away to and we love plants ...