Fifty five years of locally growing. We are a Local, family-owned, experienced & community-spirited…Rockledge Gardens was founded in 1960 by Harry Witte, a bulb farmer who had settled in Brevard County in 1948 with his wife Mary. In the earliest days, before the Space Coast boom, Rockledge Gardens was essentially a road-side stand run on the honor system (our sign said, “grab a bag of soil and leave your money in the can”). Through the 1960s and 1970s we evolved into a full-fledged nursery business — the largest and most complete garden center in Brevard County.
Over the years Harry and Mary’s six children took turns working in the family business; today Rockledge Gardens is owned and managed by their youngest daughter and her husband, Theresa and Kevin Riley. They’re joined in the day-to-day operations of the garden center by their daughter-in-law Liz, and a knowledgeable, friendly staff, including certified Florida nursery professionals. The Board of Directors comprises Kevin and Theresa, their daughter Aurelia, son Joseph, son-in-law Kris, Liz, and Theresa’s brother Frank Rogers-Witte.
Rockledge Gardens has won numerous community and industry awards, including from the City of Rockledge and Keep Brevard Beautiful, and recognition from the state nursery association (FNGLA).