Sweet Bay Nursery is a leading native plant nursery located in northern Manatee County, Florida. Established in 1995, it has been providing Central Florida with exceptional plant material for over 20 years. The nursery encompasses more than 40 acres of cultivation and offers a wide variety of trees, shrubs, ground cover, perennial wildflowers, native butterfly and wildlife plants, ferns, and grasses. Native plants are an environmentally friendly and economical choice for landscaping.
They require minimal maintenance such as grass mowing, fertilizers, pesticides, and irrigation. Additionally, they provide food and habitat for birds, butterflies, and pollinators while promoting and supporting biodiversity. South Seminole Farm & Nursery is another great option for native plants in Central Florida. Located on 11 lush acres in the heart of the state, it offers the right plant for the right spot.
Native plants can thrive in all of Florida's natural conditions, from sandy, salt-swept soils and full sun to deep shade and wet flooded soil. The Florida Native Plant Society's Design with Natives award program recognizes professionals who use native plants in their ecosystem restoration designs. This program is a great way to find experienced professionals who can help you create a beautiful landscape with native plants.