Farms and tropical plant nurseries continually decline in the Agricultural Reserve. This decline was predicted in the Agricultural Reserve Master Plan. Below are farms and nurseries that closed, sold or relocated since the Agricultural Reserve’s mass rezoning change of 1998 that heavily restricted the landowner’s property rights:

Nurseries that closed, no longer operate as a nursery and/or went out of business in the Agricultural Reserve:

  • A New Leaf Nursery
  • Acme Dairy Tree Farm
  • Associated Growers
  • Beach Growers (Became Delray Marketplace)
  • Beck’s Nursery
  • Bougainvillea Growers
  • Boynton Botanicals (Closed after a hurricane)
  • Clint Moore Road Nursery (Residential Development)
  • Delray Growers
  • Delray Plants
  • Distinctive Palms
  • Exotic Collectors Nursery
  • Four Seasons (Delray location sold to a fire station)
  • Foxhill Nursery (The Oaks Residential Development)
  • Green and Son’s Nursery (now a school)
  • Homrich Nursery
  • Morning Star Nursery
  • Nurseryman’s Exchange
  • Plants’n Blooms Nursery
  • Rainbow Farms (The Oaks Residential Development)
  • RWT Nursery
  • Sunquest Nursery
  • Triad Nursery (Became the St. Mary’s Optic Orthodox Church and relocated)
  • Turtle Pond Nursery
  • Valrico Nursery
  • Vincent’s Tropical Foliage (closed 2020)
  • Windmill Tree Farm (Now Happy Hollow Charter School)
  • Woodland Plants (Became Four Seasons Residential Development)

By 2005, more than 60 nurseries in Palm Beach County had sold to become commercial or residential developments or went out of business. As a result, Palm Beach Wholesale Growers Association merged with the Florida Nursery Grower’s and Landscape Association because of the drastic decline in Palm Beach County’s nursery industry.

More than 60% of the nurseries that were in business in 1993 in Palm Beach County’s Wholesale Grower’s Association, 53 nurseries out of 88, are out of business and no longer exist.

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