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Dewar Nurseries was established with the vision of providing premier plants and exemplary customer service. Dewar Nurseries founder, Alex Dewar, had the original vision, a passion that started in 1963 and still endures to this day. He founded the company after earning his degree in horticulture and chemistry from the University of Florida. He shared life and beauty with supermarket chains throughout the southeast with a wide variety of potted roses and indoor houseplants. He was later joined by his son, Bill, who earned a degree in marketing and management from Stetson University.
Along with his son, one nursery grew into 5, 10 employees became 350, and a single pick-up truck blossomed into a fleet of 55 semis. A small family business became one of the largest growers of roses, fruits, seasonal, and holiday plants in the nation. Presently, the family business has been joined by Patricia and Kimberly, Bill's daughters, who both earned a bachelor's in marketing and a master's in international business.
THROUGHOUT THE YEARS
Fueled by his passion for plants, Alex Dewar founded Dewar Nurseries.
Once graduating from Stetson University, Bill Dewar joined the family business.
A satellite location was added in Loxahatchee, Florida.
Top 100 Growers
Dewar Nurseries ranked 72 in Greenhouse Growers' Top 100 Growers.
Once graduating from the University of Florida, Patricia Dewar joined the family business.
A second satellite location was added in Mount Dora, FL
Top 100 Growers
A third satellite location was added in Shafter, California.
Dewar Nurseries ranked 28 in Greenhouse Growers' Top 100 Growers.
Dewar Nurseries launched Elizabeth & Alexandra, a lifestyle brand offering innovative fruit and floral creations.
Once graduating from the University of Florida, Kimberly Dewar joined the family business.
Satellite locations were added in Jacksonville and Winter Garden.
Mount Dora, FL
Winter Garden, FL
Alex Dewar's Grandfather in a Field of Tomatoes
First and Second Generation
Ornamental Outlook's May/June 1996 Cover Story
Greenhouse Grower's Cover Story
Greenhouse Grower's June 2010 Cover Story
GPN's January 2012 Cover Story
Apopka Aerial Shot in 2019