Green Isle Gardens

 

 

 

 

 

 


11303 SR 33

Groveland, Florida 34736

407-948-8980    321-436-4932  

godts123@gmail.com

 

The nursery has 8 acres under production and features more than 150 species of native plants.

 

In addition to native plants, we offer landscape design services for private residences.


Help our pollinators! We offer pesticide-free native milkweed and ship anywhere.  Our customers include Monarch Watch and the Xerces Society.

 

We encourage the use of pine straw mulch and offer bales for sale. 

 

We'd be glad to speak with you any time.  Please contact us!



For a virtual tour of the nursery, please use the following link:
(Thanks to our wonderful customers and friends, Al and Jean, who produced this video.)

Our site is still under construction.  Please visit again soon!

We specialize in Florida native plants and wildflowers for dry upland sites.  They attract birds, butterflies, and other wildlife. 


Retail Hours:  Wed-Fri 9-4 and Sat 8-2

The small white flowers of Simpson Stopper (Myrcianthes fragrans) are inconspicuous, but they attract Monarch butterflies and many other pollinators.  Photo:  April McClain
Can you find the caterpillars?  Monarch and Queen butterflies will lay eggs on these Milkweed plants (Asclepias perennis), and each caterpillar will soon become a chrysalis.
Coral honeysuckle (Lonicera sempervirens) blooms early in the spring.  Hummingbirds returning from migration refuel on the nectar of the red, tubular-shaped flowers.  This plant is drought-tolerant, evergreen, and makes a spectacular hedge if planted along a fence!

Our rustic office is small, but the porch offers shade, a place to rest, and protection from the occasional cloudburst.

Phyla nodiflora (or Frogfruit) is a terrific groundcover that can replace turf grasses in the landscape.  It tolerates both dry and wet conditions, shade and sun, cold and heat, and also serves the needs of pollinators and butterflies.  Frogfruit is the larval plant for three native butterflies:  Phaon Crescents, White Peacocks, and the Buckeye butterfly.  Gopher tortoises love it too!

Gopher apple (Licania michauxii) is a great groundcover and offers wildlife both flowers and fruit in August.  Gopher apple is cold hardy and evergreen.

In addition to retail hours on Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m, we now have retail hours during the week, Wednesday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.  Please stop by for a nursery tour.

Blackberries are coming!  Blackberries are coming!  Early June is the best time to pick.  Come early to beat the heat.  Our blackberries are $5/pound.  
One of 4 species of Liatris we offer, this gorgeous Gayfeather will attract pollinators and butterflies of all sorts.  Planted in mass, it's a beautiful sight.

This magnificent Eastern Tiger Swallowtail (Papilio glaucus)

is attracted to native wildflowers, like this

Stokes Aster (Stokesia laevis). 

A mass of Black-eyed Susan (Rudbeckia hirta) is a showy addition to any landscape.  It likes a sunny location, blooms spring and summer, and can withstand Florida heat.

The native green Anole (Anolis carolinensis) in its

brown phase is hiding among the leaves of a

Tropical sage (Salvia coccinea) which blooms

all summer long.  The red, tubular-shaped flowers also attract hummingbirds.

Balduina angustifolia is in full bloom in October and thrives in Florida's well-drained, sandy soils.