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Welcome to Thomas Orchards,
Greenhouse & Giftshop!

We are Oconee County's premier Greenhouse - Giftshop and Nursery Facility. We specialize in unique plants, outdoor art, pottery, fresh-picked peaches and more. Bring the kids! We always have several flavors of homemade ice cream. More About Us


November 11-15

Help us support Lydia's Place! Our friend Dr. Armitage is helping with a couple of amazing garden tours as incentive for donations. Check out this worthy cause: Home

We are OPEN!  The Department of Agriculture says garden centers are essential--and we sell food so that makes sense to us! We are offering curbside service if you would like to call ahead, but the nursery is open to take a stroll.  We will also deliver within a 12 mile radius upon request. 

Did you know that prior to 1996 Thomas Orchards was a simple fruit stand that sold peaches from the fields surrounding it? The original structure is still down the road, too!

But, in 1996, Jerry and Paula decided to build a greenhouse based on the beautiful Mennonite greenhouses Paula grew up shopping at in the Shenandoah Valley. The gift shop was built that year to make selling peaches on site easier.

Through the years, Thomas Orchards has expanded a little more every year to encompass the multi-faceted business that exists today. It's been a wild ride--and mostly a lot of fun! We have met so many amazing people thru the years and had so many opportunities to travel and learn from giants in the industries that encompass every facet of what Thomas Orchards is today.

We are immensely grateful for all of our loyal customers that have supported us each season. We are also thankful for the amazing vendors that we have worked with over the years. Many of our customers and vendors have become good friends and we feel blessed to know you all!

Come see us!

Jerry and Paula Thomas


Current Hours:


Open Daily Monday thru Saturday 9am - 5pm  Sunday 10am - 5pm



Thomas Orchards is located at 6091 Macon Highway - Bishop, GA.
. Just South of Watkinsville and Athens, Georgia.

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Go to your app store on your phone to download our favorite gardening app! Dr. Allan Armitage guides us thru the maze of over 500 different plants, each with concise hints for success, simple maintenance tips and best varieties. Included are hundreds of photos, videos, and a rabbit and deer guide for every plant.