Kathy Crowley is the owner and operator of Crowley Nursery & Gardens Inc., headquartered in Sarasota,  FL. This is a highly regarded nursery company in Sarasota County.

Kathy learned about nurseries through many years of working with her parents and grandparents growing up in New Jersey.  She is a 3rd generation nursery and garden owner. When it comes to providing expert services, nothing takes the place of experience. Kathy began working in nursery 30 years ago and started Crowley Nursery & Gardens Inc. in 1992.

One of Crowley Nursery & Gardens Inc.’s  goals is to provide their Sarasota County clients with professional and affordable services.  She is very knowledgeable and only grows her plants and trees organically, watering over 2,000 plants daily by hand.  That takes a lot of time and care.  That’s what you will find at Crowley Nursery and Garden Inc.

Please take the time to meander around Crowley’s gardens and enjoy the varieties of bamboo, vines, fruit and other trees as well as a butterfly and hummingbird garden.  They have a gorgeous botanical garden that visitors rave about.  You will get great ideas of how to combine plants to create a naturally beautiful outdoor space at your own home.  Feel free to ask questions and learn how to keep your plants alive and growing!  If you like roses, speak to Kathy about her old rose and antique varieties that grow year round here in Florida. 

Crowley Nursery & Gardens Inc. offers seasonal tastings of their edible products.  They were recently highlighted in a January 2019 story in Sarasota magazine.  Check their website for events. 

In addition to running a successful nursery business, Kathy and her family are members of the Rare Fruit Tree Council.  In her free time, her family enjoys traveling to other botanical gardens.

The result, one of the most successful nursery companies in Sarasota!  


What do their customers think?

One fan of the company publicly wrote, “We love visiting Crowley’s Nursery! This is a hidden gem in Sarasota County – truly a tropical paradise. Walking around makes you feel like you’re in a botanical garden. Owned by wonderful people with an amazing collection of plants. There are so many varieties of flowers, bamboo, trees and vines. We try to visit at least 2-3 times a year and have so much fun exploring the greenhouses and finding the more rare, colorful and exotic plants. You just never know what kinds of plants you will find here! Much better than the big chain stores or commercial nurseries. This nursery is small, locally owned and family-run. They are very knowledgeable, friendly and care a great deal about educating and helping their customers.”

Another fan of the Crowley Nursery & Gardens Inc. publicly wrote, “Wonderful people that really care about nature they’re so knowledgeable about plants and trees it’s a beautiful magical place with a beautiful bamboo garden we absolutely love it there.”

Having owner operated experts, like Kathy providing knowledgeable and expert care is an asset to Sarasota and Sarasota of County, FL.

Business owners take risks and often work long, exhaustive hours to service their clients. There are freedoms in owning a business, but these freedoms come at a cost. Rarely acknowledged are business owners like Kathy Crowley that employ people and ensure their staff are paid continuously. Sure, people earn their wages through their time, hard work and skills, but let’s take a moment and thank Kathy for having and continuing the business ownership game that allows people an opportunity to produce and earn those wages.

Need nursery service? Give Crowley Nursery & Gardens Inc. an opportunity by visiting them at 16423 Jomar Rd, Sarasota or by calling them at (941) 322-0315.

So from the staff of Local Search Force that runs the County Advisory Board

Kathy Crowley, you are highly commended for your service to the residents of Sarasota County, for having and maintaining a business that adds to the financial well-being of FL and for your willingness to participate in social betterment activities.


Well done Kathy Crowley!

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