Southern Horticulture’s operating philosophy includes a commitment to “give back” to the local community and to the world.
Our civic partnerships include Florida Native Plant Society, The Garden Club of St. Augustine, Florida Federation of Garden Clubs, The Matanzas Riverkeeper, Slow Food First Coast, Native Seed SEARCH, The Florida Wildlife Federation, Habitat for Humanity, Good Samaritan Health Center/Wildflower Clinic, St. Francis House, Betty Griffin House, St. Augustine Amphitheatre, Rotary International, The Woman’s Exchange, Boy Scouts, St. Johns County Technical High School, numerous Community Garden projects in neighborhoods and school garden projects in St. John County Schools.
We recognize our fundamental responsibility to be good stewards of our neighbors and of the earth, and we gladly support others who work towards these goals.
Winner: First Coast Slow Food Snail of Approval Award
Winner: Sierra Club Barred Owl Award – For Consistently Making Environmental Concerns a Major Presence in the Marketplace
Winner: Award of Honor by The American Society of Landscape Architects for Landscape at the Colonial Quarter, St. Augustine
Winner: Voted Best Nursery and Best Landscaping Company by Readers of the St. Augustine Record
Awarded: Business Partner of the Year by St. Johns County School System
Awarded: Outstanding Employer of the Year by Florida School for the Deaf and Blind
“Southern Horticulture has always been an extremely dedicated, reliable and professional partner for us at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre and the events that we do. They have been generous sponsors and helped create the perfect setting for the speaking engagement by President Bill Clinton, the Cuban National Orchestra performance, JJ Grey’s DVD release showcase and many other great events.
Most recently we partnered with them on one of our bigger projects for our “Greening Initiatives” here at the Amphitheatre. Bill, Jordan and Hunter were extremely helpful and enthusiastic to work with us on the project and really put together a beautiful and sustainable staff garden. They were “hands-on” the entire time and continue to work with us to make sure the garden is in the best of shape. The artists that play the Amphitheatre are lucky enough to be able to eat straight from the garden, enhancing their experience helping us stand out as a staff and facility.
The staff at Southern Horticulture are unbelievably helpful, friendly, pro-active, creative and professional. I couldn’t imagine accomplishing this project without their help, dedication and insight.”
Cultural Events Division of St. Johns County
St. Augustine Amphitheatre and Ponte Vedra Concert Hall