Green Isle Gardens







11303 SR 33

Groveland, Florida 34736

Phone:  407-948-8980



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


In addition to our 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 Joan, 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, pollinators, and other wildlife. 

Retail Hours:  Mon-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 lay their eggs only on Milkweed plants like this one (Asclepias perennis). Each surviving caterpillar becomes a chrysalis, then emerges as a young butterfly, who lays her eggs on Milkweed.  It's the circle of life for all butterflies.

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!

Pollinators love Garberia (Garberia heterophylla) which blooms in autumn.  Most visible in this photo are Gulf Fritillaries (Agraulis vanillae) which lay their eggs on Passionflower, their "host" plant.  We recommend a mix of native plants that offer both nectar and host value for moths and butterflies.

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) can be planted for groundcover and offers wildlife both flowers and fruit in August.  These happy plants are one- to two-feet tall.  Gopher apple is cold hardy, drought tolerant, and evergreen.  The tiny, rather inconspicuous Gopher Apple blossoms appear in late summer and become delicious gopher apple fruits, a favorite food of all wildlife, especially the Gopher tortoise.

In addition to retail hours on Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m, we now have retail hours during the week, Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Please stop by for a nursery tour.

One of four 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 glaucusis 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.

The deep orange blossom of this Milkweed (Asclepias tuberosa) is particularly showy.  Milkweed is the larval host plant for the Monarch butterfly.  We propagate Milkweed for Monarch Watch in an effort to save the Monarch butterfly from severe decline in population.

Adding Green Eyes (Berlandiera subacaulis) to your landscape attracts butterflies and other pollinators.  You'll have these charming yellow blossoms almost all year round.