About Us

Our Rich History, Depth of Experience & Commitment to Your Satisfaction

Wilcox Nursery & Landscape was established as a family business in 1947. We were originally known as Wilcox Brothers Tropical Acres and Groves, then Wilcox Brothers Nursery & Groves and now simply Wilcox Nursery & Landscape. Wilcox Nursery & Landscape is centrally located in Largo and is one of Pinellas County’s oldest business landmarks. Wilcox Nursery & Landscape has established itself as an enduring business legacy, focused on delivering the highest possible value along with personalized service.

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Inspiration

The Wilcox Nursery Mission

Our mission is to acknowledge that our urban landscapes were once a part of a natural habitat and still remain an important part of an ecological system. With this knowledge, we strive to educate and serve our friends and neighbors to create a sustainable future for Florida’s disappearing flora and fauna, for our enjoyment and for the enjoyment of generations to come. Please join us to develop the model for the 21st century.

Meet the Management Team

Bruce Turley
Davis Byrkit: Office Manager, Community Content Manager
Davis started his native plant career working for a small gardening company that maintained native yards, getting hands-on experience with many of Florida’s native species. From there, he went on to Wilcox as a Nursery Specialist, gaining more exposure to the diversity of plants that Florida has to offer. He is now the Office Manager & Community Content Manager and is responsible for various administrative duties as well as managing the business Facebook, Instagram and YouTube channel. He is currently pursuing a Bachelor’s Degree in Biology with a focus on Ecology, and is serving as the 2022 President of the Pinellas chapter Florida Native Plant Society.
Bruce Turley
Marquette McManus: Nursery Production Manager, Landscape Project Coordinator, Office Manager

Marquette joined the team in 2018 after completing an Environmental Science A.S. with a focus in natural resource conservation. She grew up hiking in the area and has always had a passion for Florida’s unique ecosystems. She is now the Production Manager & Office Manager. She is responsible for tending to plant material, administrative tasks and ordering plant material. She is a Certified Horticulture Professional (CHP) and is currently pursuing a B.A.S in Sustainability Management and dreams of owning her own nursery.

Bruce Turley
Joe Mlinar: Nursery Production Manager, Landscape Project Coordinator

Joe moved to Florida in 2017 after 25 years of organic produce farming in Wisconsin. He began work with Wilcox Nursery as an all-around hands-on and became the Grounds and Facilities Production Manager. In addition he now coordinates procurement of plant material for landscape design projects and he is also Certified Horticulture Professional (CHP). In his spare time Joe can be found hiking  and photographing native plants and environs of Florida.

The Wilcox Nursery Crew

Back Row (left to right): Marquette, Joe, Adam, Cameron, Ryan, Raymond, Nikki. Front Row (left to right): Bruce, Hilary, Davis. (Not pictured: Jonathan)

The Wilcox Nursery crew is dedicated to bringing you the best information and advice about Florida’s native plants and their place in your landscape. We take pride in the vast knowledge base across our entire staff and the enthusiasm they bring to our nursery each and every day. Whether you’re just getting your feet wet or are a seasoned native gardener, you can trust the team to help make your vision a reality.

Our Landscape Designers

Paul Meyers, CHP
Paul Meyers, CHP
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Nicole Jones
Nicole Jones
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Arnie Rutkis
Arnie Rutkis
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Zack Pitchford
Zack Pitchford
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Jaclyne Ingersoll
Jaclyne Ingersoll
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The Wilcox Commitment to You and Our Environment

Wilcox Nursery & Landscape is committed to helping bring Real Florida to your neighborhood. Why? Because we care about the environment and your well-being. We believe it’s important to preserve the environment that surrounds us by installing native and sustainable landscapes.

Our focus is on enhancing Florida’s natural heritage through the best selection of Florida native plants and low impact gardening goods. As a business member, we adhere to the recommendations of the Florida Exotic Pest Plant Council.

The creation of a beautiful and enduring landscape can create a great sense of peace and contentment. Let us work together to build your sense of place, for you to enjoy for many years to come.