The Villages Chapter of the Florida Native Plant Society provides the links as a convenience for our members and readers. The link is not endorsement, approval or affiliation from our chapter.
Marc Godts and Green Isle Gardens have provided landscape design, plants, and install for some of our members. Other hours or tours are available, by appointment.
Marc and Green Isle Gardens have been very good to The Villages Chapter of FNPS. For every meeting, they give us five native plants for our plant auction. We appreciate their support.
We usually visit the nursery once or twice a year. Members of FNPS receive a 10% discount.
Web: Green Isle Gardens Check for COVID19 changes.
Hours: 8am-3:30pm M-F & Sat 8am-2pm
Address: 11303 FL-33, Groveland, FL 34736
Phone: (407) 948-8980
The nursery has 8 acres under production and features more than 150 species of native plants. In addition to native plants, they offer landscape design services for private residences.
Learn about our trips to this native plant nursery.
Hours: By appointment
Phone: (352) 219-5381
Amanda Martin, Horticulturist, providing on-site consultations and digital designs for ecologically sound landscaping, with a focus on habitat enhancement using Florida Native plant species. She is the current Tarflower chapter president and has been a speaker at our meetings. Amanda has provided consultations and designs for several of our members.
Amanda's website gives a thorough description of how she works. She includes a contact form.
Amanda giving a landscape tour of a home she designed and is maintaining in The Villages.
Kirsten Sharp-Ortega, a lifelong gardener, has been gardening in various countries throughout
the world. Nearly five years before co-founding My Dragonfly Gardens, she worked full time at
Green Isle Gardens where she specialized in creating wildlife natural habitats in her clients’
Now she co-owns My Dragonfly Gardens, which specializes in Landscape/Habitat Design with
native and Florida-friendly plants as well as offering consultations and maintenance. Kirsten has
a horticulture degree with a specialization in landscape design, she sits on the Board of Directors
for FANN (Florida Association of Native Nurseries), member of the Florida Native Plant Society
(Passionflower Chapter), member of the American Horticulture Society, member of the Florida
Wildflower Foundation, and is the Chairperson for the Plant Promotion Committee at FANN –
promoting underutilized native plants of Florida.
It is My Dragonfly Gardens’ social responsibility to share its knowledge. We practice sustainable
methods to create environmentally friendly habitats that support wildlife in harmony with our
client’s vision. Services provided include Landscape Design & Consultation, Gardening Service &
Maintenance, Installations and Drip Systems, among a growing selection of relevant services.
Kirsten Sharp-Ortega & Victor M Ortega
"We nurture nature."
Creative Garden Structures
Web: www.CreativeGardenStructures.com Check for COVID19 changes.
Address: 15620 SE 150 Ave. Weirsdale, FL 32195
- Bee, Bird, and Bat Boxes
- Rainwater Harvesting
- Custom Garden Structures and Furniture
- Landscape Maintenance
This company is a sponsor of our state FNPS Conference. They are located in Ormond Beach. They provide arborist services, do landscape design and installation. At this time it is unknown if they will provide services in The Villages.