Finding a retail nursery in South Florida

albabyAugust 16, 2011

As we move through the summer rainy season, I'm putting together my list of garden projects - one of which is finally landscaping a very long, narrow patch along my back patio. We've decided to go with a mix of sansevieria and heliconias. But I've got literally 100' feet that I need to plant out. That means I've got to find a good local nursery that's got both a large quantity of both types of plants and (preferably) a decent price.

Does anyone have any good general recommendations for finding a retail nursery? There's always google, of course - but if there's a website that contains reviews of nurseries, it would be very helpful. And of course, if anyone has a particular nursery that they think would be a good choice, I'd welcome specific recommendations as well.


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Yme405(10b SW Fla)

Where are you exactly (and the radius you would be willing to travel to)? I could recommend a few in SW Fla. I met a bunch of very dedicated folks at a recent native plant sale, but they'd never show up in a google search.


    Bookmark   August 16, 2011 at 10:01AM
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Chrissy, we're over in Miami - SE Florida. Homestead and western Broward County are certainly doable, but I don't think we'd head over west.


    Bookmark   August 16, 2011 at 1:04PM
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Yme405(10b SW Fla)

Aww sorry I couldn't help, but I'm sure someone else here will be able. Seems there are a lot of folks I that neck of the woods, er glades :)

    Bookmark   August 16, 2011 at 2:31PM
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Richard78(10a-Ft. Lauderdale)

If you go south on Flamingo Road after 595 there's literally one nursery after another. You can hit 5-10 with no trouble and comparison shop for what you need. Also, try
Jesse Durko's Nursery
5151 SW 70th Avenue
Davie FL 33314
(954) 792-2297

    Bookmark   August 20, 2011 at 9:23PM
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I realize this post is almost a year old- but if you are still interested, ECHO nursery is WAY worth a trip to SW Florida; just across alligator alley for you!

Their global farm is extensive and amazing!

I relocated to Sanibel Island 10 months ago and my goal is to slowly turn 100% of my landscape edible/useable.

The tours they give there are worth the trip- I have been there many times and always learn new things when there.

Here is a link that might be useful: Echo Farms

    Bookmark   August 11, 2012 at 5:20PM
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