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Learn Our Story

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

1963

The Beginning

Fueled by his passion for plants, Alex Dewar founded Dewar Nurseries.

1982

Second Generation

Once graduating from Stetson University, Bill Dewar joined the family business.

2000

Expansion

A satellite location was added in Loxahatchee, Florida.

2006

Top 100 Growers

2012

Expansion

2015

Third Generation

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

2017

Expansion

2018

Lifestyle Brand

2020

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.

2020

Third Generation

Once graduating from the University of Florida, Kimberly Dewar joined the family business.

2020

Expansion

Satellite locations were added in Jacksonville and Winter Garden.

OUR LOCATIONS

Apopka, FL

Mount Dora, FL

Jacksonville, FL

Wasco, CA

Loxahatchee, FL

Winter Garden, FL

PHOTO GALLERY

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

Third Generation

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Address: 625 West Keene Road, Apopka, FL 32703
Email: help@dewarnurseries.com
Phone: 407-886-1188
Monday - Friday: 8am - 5pm
​​Saturday - Sunday: Closed
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