About GTN

Since 1960 when Greenthumb Nursery was “seeded” by James and Ruth Cagle, three generations of Cagle family members have been engaged in the nursery’s operations. James and Ruth’s son, Robert purchased the nursery in 1980 with two partners. Greenthumb Nursery’s lead designer, Doretha Ritter joined the company in 1986 and she is now the manager of the Landscaping & Lawn Maintenance division. In 2010, Robert’s sons Kevin and Robby Cagle became the nursery’s owners. Second and third generation owners “grew” their experience by working within Greenthumb Nursery’s different divisions:

  • Nursery Wholesale
  • Tree Farm Wholesale
  • Landscape Design & Installation
  • Landscaping & Lawn Maintenance Services

The 120-acre wholesale nursery and tree farm supplies retail nurseries, landscaping companies and garden centers in North Carolina, Virginia, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Maryland and New York with high-quality, containerized and field-grown shrubs and trees. Greenthumb Nursery is able to ship to other states; please call if you’d like a delivery outside of this area. Sales are to the wholesale trade only.

Landscape Design, Installation and Lawn Maintenance services are for commercial and residential properties throughout these counties in North Carolina: Anson, Davidson, Lee, Montgomery, Moore, Randolph, Richmond, Stanley and Union.

Greenthumb Nursery’s owners and employees have invested significant time in education and hands-on experiences to build the expertise they share with customers. Our experienced staff includes:

  • A Lead Landscape Designer with over 25 years of experience with Greenthumb Nursery
  • 2 Landscape Designers with an associate degree in Commercial Horticulture and Landscape Gardening
  • 2 North Carolina Registered landscape contractors
  • 2 Certified Plantsman
  • 3 Employees with ornamental pesticide applicators licenses
  • 2 Registered Irrigation Contractors,
  • 2 ICPI (Interlocking Concrete Paving Institute) Certified Concrete Paver Installers

Greenthumb Nursery holds licensure as:
Registered Landscape Contractor #1091, #1526
Registered Irrigation Contractor #187, #188

“Greenthumb Landscaping did an AWESOME job - there is something blooming all summer long. People always comment about our yard. They are still doing a great job helping us maintain our landscaping after 6 years. GTN is ALWAYS there to answer any questions or offer suggestions. Everyone is a pleasure to work with!”    - Phil & Karen C.

Greenthumb Nursery is a wholesale supplier of containerized and field grown shrubs and trees for retail garden centers, landscapers and wholesalers of the green industry.Nursery sales are to the wholesale trade only.