Fall 2011 PLANT SALE Dates ….Mark your calendars !

Fall Plant Sale Dates Announced

Our dates for the FALL PLANT SALE have been posted…mark your calendars!

 Friday November 4th and Saturday November  5th

Happy adopters at the last PLANT SALE

Plant Parents Supports 4-H Plant Sale


Plant Parents Supports 4-H Plant Sale

Plant Parents supported the next generation of horticulturalists at the Sarasota County Fair in April.  We had the opportunity to purchase many fine plants from the kids in our local 4-H programs…. 

Spring 2011 Plant Sale Dates Announced


Spring Plant Sale Dates Announced

Our dates for the spring PLANT SALE have been posted…mark your calendars Friday May 6th and Saturday May 7th.

  Plant sale fall  2010 red truckPlant Sale shopper is thrilled to get her truck load of bargain “plant ” goodies home.

Plant Sale

Plant Sale: Happy Folks Spring 2009
 Cart filled !

Happy customer, cart filled, enjoying the shade!

Happy Plant Sale Customer!

Happy Plant Sale Customer!

Map to Plant Parents

Map/Directions – Plant Parents

Directions:  Take Fruitville Road (east of I.75), go 1/3 mile past interstate (stay in left lane). Turn left onto Coburn Road. Follow until dead ends (1/3 mile). At stop sign turn right onto Richardson Road. Go 1/3 of a mile. Look for a white fence on right side. Turn right into Plant Parents, 6742 Richardson Road. 

Plant Parent Location


If you’re looking to get a plant design consultation or check out our Plant inventory at our Sarasota location, send us an email or feel free to call for an appointment and we would be happy to help you with all of your exterior or interior plant service needs.

Helpful Links

Helpful Web Sites

Sarasota County Extension Service

Sarasota Bromeliad Society

Monthly Meetings are the second Monday of each month at Selby Gardens Activities Room 7:30pm

Florida Council of Bromeliad Societies


See our Plants at these Restaurants:


Crab n Fin

Sarasota Italian

Crows Nest Marina and Restaurant

Mi Pueblo


Polo Grill and Bar


Plant Service Testimonials – Plant Parents

Plant Parents receives many letters and notes from our customers expressing their pleasure with how our plants impact their lives.

Residential Customer

Plant Parent Testimonial

A note  complimenting  our Fabulous Hort.  Techs…Go Valerie!


Richard K. ,  LWR Fl. 7-2013

Wedding Rental

Hi David, you provided the plants my wedding last Sunday Oct 14th at the Crosley…..for Kim and Jim 🙂 I just wanted to say thank you for the beautiful set up and plants.  I never got a chance to see anyone but it looked beautiful and I just wanted to personally thank you.  That mansion doesnt need much and what we decided on was just perfect.

Thank you, I will recommend and use you again, Kim S. Wedding  Planner , October 23, 2012

Restaurant Patio Seating Area

Thanks so much for all of your assistance and quick turnaround.  A true pro.  Very much appreciated.

Chris T. : Chief Marketing Officer First Watch Restaurants, Inc. March 2012


Commercial Office Building

Absolutley awesome job…..these folks (three Plant Parent Associates) all worked together like the professionals that they are. I believe it is the most gorgeous tree and garland we’ve had here at (Sarasota HQ Buidling) in the 9 or 10 years I have been doing this. Can we book for next year? I just wanted to let you know that I am beyond pleased.

Deborah (Facilities Manager of Downtown Sarasota Office Building: Holiday Decorating) November 2009

Condominium  Association

We wish to express our deep appreciation for your guidance and expertise in designing the plant display in our new lobby. We are thrilled with the results and have had numerous compliments from many owners on the choice of containers and plants. This could not have been accomplished without your knowledge and invaluable input.

Please feel free to use us as a reference. If you have future clients who would like to see your work, please contact either of us and we will arrange for access.

Pat C. and Nancy M.,  House Committee (of prominent Downtown Sarasota Condominium)  July 2009

Apartment Community Association

You are one of the best service vendors we have for our two facilities, I never have to worry about your work, its always been first class.
Sophie I., Director of Operations for Two Rental Communities, Sarasota, April 2008

Plant Sale

All of my lanai and deck plants, my personal jungle as my husband calls it, (and some great pots) came from your sale— THE BEST! I have sent many others to enjoy the same hunt for treasures … I simply can not wait for the next sale. I will be there bright and early.

Jennifer W., Sarasota, FL November 2007


Just wanted to let you know that the plants we bought from you at your sale May 9th and 10th, are thriving! Thank You soooo much for letting us know about the sale.We,ve got friends who have seen all the plants that we purchased and are wondering if you’ll be having another sale soon. They are envious! Please keep us posted when your next sale will be, then I’ll pass it on.

Karen and Drew, Sarasota, Fl  May 2008


Plant Rental

Dear Stephanie and David,

Just a short, very informal “Thank You” for you services at the Wedding. The Palms worked out beautifully, just to dress up the otherwise plain, bland decor.  Service , delivery and pickup were perfect and all went well.

Again, many thanks.

Shelagh C. (Mother of the Bride)

Sent from my iPad On Mar 27, 2012, at 1:18 PM,


Good morning David,

I just wanted to thank you again and say that it is always a pleasure working with you! I thought last Saturday the Mxxxx-Mxxxx wedding went beautifully! (The trees were gorgeous as usual.) Thank you again for all of your help!


Wedding Designer Kate Johnston, Sarasota Wedding Gallery 11/7/2011



The room looked spectacular. I’ve never seen the Club (Oaks Club) look so beautiful. You are a pleasure to work with. I have a feeling we’ll do a project again in the future.

Marge B., Sarasota, Fl  April 2008


Wanted to say thank you to you and your wonderful staff for helping out with the Taste of St. Armands. You went above and beyond. Thanks for everything!

Scott Mac Donald , Crab and Fin,  Sarasota, Fl  March  2007


You are one of the nicest people to work with and have the best looking plants I’ve ever seen……and I’ve seen some plants:)

Suzanne L., Director of Recognition and Recruiting, Hendrick Automotive Group: Grand Opening, Bradenton, Fl 2009


Residential Customer

Just a quick note to let you know how pleased we are with the plants on the lanai~ they look great! We are amazed at how they have grown. Guess they really needed the repotting!

Thanks again,  Pam F., Longboat Key  June 2009

Portfolio/ Plant Gallery

Choose your Plant – Plant Gallery

If you’re looking for some plant design ideas or would like to view our Plant inventory, you have come to the right place. Being the indoor plant enthusiast you strive to be, you can either look thru our samples or browse the plant gallery link below. If by chance you do not know what type of plant best fits your type of environment, please feel free to call our plant design team to help you choose the best live office plants for your work space or home.


Interiorscapes: Indoor Plantings 
Exterior Plantings: Container Plantings and More
Commercial Plants – Office Plants
Residential Plants – Exterior & Interior Plants
Party Plants & Wedding Decorations
Lanai Plantings
Plant Selection Guide (click link below)

Contact Us

Contact Plant Parents

(941) 377-3070

If you’re looking to get a plant design consultation for:

  • Your Home or Office

  • Long or Short Term Rentals

  • Plant Maintenance

Send us a message or feel free to call. We would be happy to help you with all of your exterior or interior plant service needs.

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Plant Sale

Plant Sale Sarasota – Plant Parents

We would like to invite you to a special discounted selection of plants at our:

2018 Semi-Annual 




We have a semi-annual PLANT SALE that you won’t want to miss. To be put on our PLANT SALE mailing list fill in the Box (left side of page) for the  Plant Parent s newsletter and you will automatically be signed up to receive info on future sales, or click HERE.

Friday May 4th 2018
   9:00 am to 6:00 pm

 Saturday  May 5th 2018

 9:00 am to 4:00 pm

    • Great Plants, Bargains Galore, Cheap Prices…$1, $2, & $5 Plants
    • Deep Discounts 50%-90% Off Comparable Prices
    • Fill Your Home, Yard, Lanai, or Give a Gift to Your Neighbor
    • Lots of Fun With a Garage Sale Feel
    • We’ll Give Experienced Horticultural Advice on Selections
    • Wear Comfortable Shoes…Hope to See Ya There… Tell a Friend

Contact Us to be put on our Plant Sale Mailing List.



Take Fruitville Road (east of I.75), go 1/4 mile past interstate (stay in left lane). Turn left onto Coburn Road. Follow untill dead ends (1/4 mile). At stop sign turn right onto Richardson Road. go 3/8 of a mile. Look for a white fence on right side. Turn right into Plant Parents, 6742 Richardson Road. Look for signs.


Why Plants

Why Plants

Plant Parents offers many options of plant types & colors to create a certain mood to enhance the clients home or office design while improving and creating a healthy clean air environment.

Health and Workplace Benefits


Plants when in direct exposure to people create a pleasant vibrancy, in addition to being powerful air cleaners. Studies have found live plants are excellent at removing indoor pollutants and significantly increase employee productivity. Less absenteeism, less health problems, employee retention, and a better sense of well-being were also cited as benefits of live plants.

Businesses have realized that the physical environment directly affects an employee’s ability and desire to work. Plants help boost morale and build employee contentment, leading to an increase in employee satisfaction. Now, businesses are realizing that interior plants are a natural and vital part of a productive workplace environment and are now accepted in parts of the LEED program at schools of design and architecture.

Intrinsic Benefits


Plants are essential to life on earth. They naturally belong in our living and working environment. Plants create a pleasant vibrancy in any office, room, home, or lanai. Many schools of design and architecture, including Fung Shui, emphasize plants for creating well defined spaces.

Workplace Benefits


Businesses have realized that the physical environment directly affects an employee’s ability and desire to work. Now, businesses are realizing that interior plants are a natural and vital part of a productive workplace environment.

Office plants help attract and retain high quality employees.
Interior landscaped offices boost morale and build employee contentment, leading to an increase in employee satisfaction.
Plants aid in the increase of employee productivity by creating an environment that is less stressful, and they can contribute to a lessening of sick days. Attractive well designed plants in decorative containers can increase your sales by projecting a confident and efficient image. This indicates to your clients and/or customers that you and your company are caring, intelligent, and successful.

For more information on Green Plant Benefits visit:

Green Plants for Green Buildings

Why Plant Parents

Why Plant Parents’ Plant Service

Customer Satisfaction and Quality

Plant Parents well trained, licensed, uniformed professional staff emphasizes client satisfaction! Service excellence is never accidental. We take the time and have the commitment to do the job right. Plant Parents has earned a reputation for exceeding horticultural expectations through efficiency, integrity and quality service.

Our Horticultural Technicians are reviewed in their accounts with quality control visits. Regular positive reinforcement assures our clients of consistent quality and helps us build a superior reputation for service excellence.

Plant Parents maintains all necessary insurance as required by the State of Florida. Our employees are covered under a workman’s compensation policy. We also carry a comprehensive commercial policy. Plant Parents is a State of Florida licensed pest control company for ornamental plant.

Professionalism and Training

Plant Parents staff is dedicated to continuing education and refining their horticultural skills. Our horticultural technicians are licensed and received on-going training and testing with industry recognized curriculum. Plant Parents is a State of Florida licensed pest control company for ornamental plants.

In our commercial accounts we perform weekly service without interrupting the client’s workflow. We are in the business of helping companies provide a healthier more productive work environment for their employees and clients. Residential accounts are serviced with dedication and extra attention to personal respect and trust.

Plant Parents maintains all necessary insurance as required by the State of Florida. Our employees are covered under a workman’s compensation policy. We also carry a comprehensive commercial policy.

Awards and Achievements

Plant Parents belongs to the prestigious National Interiorscape Network.  The national interiorscape industry has recognized Plant Parents with several Best Project Design Awards. Plant Parents maintains the “Certified Pest Control Operator” designation in ornamental plants from the State of Florida. We also are members of the Florida Nursery Growers and Landscape Association, (FNGLA) and have earned their “Florida Certified Horticultural Professional” designation.

Plant Parents believes in giving back to the community. We have been recognized for our community work with numerous non-profit civic organizations and schools. Plant Parents believes in the positive affirmation of bringing plants into peoples’ lives.


Plant Services Sarasota – Plant Parents

Plant Parents offers plant design, plant sales, plant maintenance and plant rentals for both business and home.

Plant Design and Consultation

Plant Parents creates a distinctive indoor plant design tailored to your office or home. We address site specific needs for office plants and home tropical plants. We evaluate environmental conditions such as light, window orientation, texture, balance, traffic flow and space limitations. Plant Parents also designs exterior planting plans which include entryways, courtyards, lanais and in-ground beds.

Plant Sales & Container Sales

Plant Parents has a distinctive inventory of tropical plants. Plant selection is important and essential to long term success. Our inventory includes Ficus, Dracaenas, Palms, Bromeliads, Orchids and more. With our help clients choose plants that enhance and complement their offices and homes.

We also help clients choose tasteful containers that coordinate with existing furnishings. Container styles include: floor planters, window boxes, hanging baskets, sconces and cylinders. Container materials can be brass, chrome, copper, spun aluminum, ceramic, fiberglass/plastic, stone, and traditional terra-cotta. If you choose to purchase your plants and containers up front your monthly fee for maintenance will be less than if leasing.

Long Term Plant Rentals (plants and containers)

Plant Parents offers long term plant rental programs that include all plants and containers. A long term rental offers the advantage of an exciting interior plant program that might not otherwise be possible. The client can start a distinctive plant maintenance program with no upfront purchase costs. Office plants and plants for the home are quickly available from our unique tropical plant inventory.

Short Term Plant Rentals (for parties, weddings and special occasions)

Plant Parents can provide short term plant rentals for many special occasions: weddings, parties, proms, school dances, graduations, open houses, trade shows and more! Popular selections include lighted ficus trees, areca palms, or queen palms. We also provide amazing tropical plant groupings with ferns, bromeliads and unique colorful tropical plantings.

We collaborate with Party Planners and Event Coordinators to really make a difference while using plants to decorate a wedding or party venue. Our wedding plants and party plants are recommended by many hospitality companies and destination locations, and we can work with your florists or caterer. Our experience has earned Plant Parents a terrific reputation for being creative, ambience improving, professionals, that are on time and fair priced. We have proudly placed “party plants” in tents, auditoriums, country clubs, backyards, ballrooms, stages, gymnasiums, cafeterias churches and museums.

Our Tropical Plant Rental enhancements can really hit a home run for the local Sarasota, Venice, Bradenton venues such as; the Crosley Mansion, the Ringling, Philippi Mansion, Selby Gardens, Mote Marine the Van Wezel and more!

Our experience makes Plant Parents an excellent choice for enhancing the aesthetics of your next special occasion.

Plant Maintenance

  • Plant Parents offers flexible horticultural service plans:
    • Purchase and Guaranteed Maintenance:
      • Customers purchase plants and containers.  Our licensed professional plant care technicians provide ongoing regular service. Plant replacements are included at no additional charge.
    • Long Term and Guaranteed Plant Maintenance:
      • Plant Parents rents the plants and containers on a long term basis with ongoing regular service. Plant replacements are included. This is very popular for office plants in small and medium sized companies.
    • Maintenance Only Service:
      • Plant Parents maintains client owned or newly purchased plants with regular service (weekly, bi weekly or monthly). Replacements are on a recommended-for-purchase basis. Exterior plantings are serviced as maintenance only. This service is primarily for exterior lanai and patio plantings.
    • One Time Service:
      • Plant service can include clean-ups or check-ups of your houseplants or lanai plants, repotting of container plants, or total “re-do’s” of in ground lanai beds. The cost of this service is usually quoted on a time and materials basis.

Color Rotations: (bromeliads, orchids and more)

Plant Parents offers unique and beautiful tropical color plant rotation programs. Our blooming plants add a touch of class or “eye candy” to many offices and homes. Our color tropical plant selection includes:



Seasonal Color


Kalanchoes             Anthuriums                 Mums                 Holiday

Annuals and Perennials for bedding and container programs  


Plant Delivery and Plant Installations

Plant Delivery and Plant Installations

Plants by Plant Parents enhance peoples’ lives. We believe it is important to choose and select the finest quality plants from local and statewide growers. Our team of horticultural technicians and operations associates will proudly transform your home or office into a warm, healthy plant friendly environment. We take pride in being smooth, efficient on time and clean in our plant delivery and plant installations.