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.
Green Isle Gardens specializes in the production of Florida native plants. They offer landscape design using native ground cover plants, native trees and shrubs, native wildflowers, and native vines. The nursery has 8 acres under production and features more than 150 species of native plants. Plants are grown without using pesticides with the goal of preserving nature, and all its critters, in mind.
The Value of Natives
Since native plants are adapted to local environmental conditions, they require far less water, maintenance, and fertilizer - benefiting both the environment and your wallet! Native plants provide vital habitat and food for numerous animals including birds, butterflies, and pollinators. Many species of butterfly rely entirely on a single species of plant for their existence.
We usually visit the nursery once or twice a year. Members of FNPS receive a 10% discount.
Web: Green Isle Gardens
Hours: 8 am-3:30 pm M-F & Sat 8 am-2 pm Check their web for current hours.
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.
Little Red Wagon
Hours: Tuesday through Fridays 11am – 5:30pm
Saturdays 10am – 5:30p
Sundays 12 – 4pm
Mondays – closed
Address: 4113 Henderson Blvd., Tampa, Florida
Phone: (813) 755-9579
Butterfly Plant Sales, The Florida Museum
They offer native, nectar, host, and accent plants for purchase daily in their gift shop and also host big semiannual outdoor plant sales with more than 100 species available. About half of the plants offered are native to Florida.
Go online to see what is currently offered. The list says if the plant is native. Proceeds benefit the Florida Museum’s Butterfly Rainforest exhibit.
Spring Plant Sale April 22-24, 2022.
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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.
My Dragonfly Gardens, specializes in Landscape/Habitat Design with native and Florida-friendly plants as well as offering consultations and maintenance.
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.
Victor M Ortega
"We nurture nature."
Mail Order Nursery
Mail Order Natives
P.O. Box 9366
Lee, FL 32059
(Retail nursery component of wholesale nursery Superior Trees, Inc.)