About Our Services:
Mitchell’s Nursery & Greenhouse is a local, family-owned business with a knowledgeable staff on-site to answer all of your plant questions. Located in King, NC, just north of Winston-Salem, they sell to landscapers, contractors, florists, garden centers, and the public.
Group tours of their facilities are available by appointment. To schedule an appointment call us at 336-983-4107 or email us.
Hours of Operation
March 1 – Oct 31: Mon – Fri, 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM and Sat, 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Nov 1 – Feb 28/29: Mon – Fri, 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM and Sat, 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Mitchell’s Nursery & Greenhouse was started by Judy and Jim Mitchell in 1979 on an extra lot beside their house. Jim and Judy both graduated from North Carolina State University with a BS in horticulture, where they had courses related to landscape design and maintaining a nursery and greenhouse.
In 1993, the Mitchells moved the growing nursery to the present location on Dalton Road. The first greenhouse was added in 1996. In 2001, after working in a large greenhouse operation in Raleigh, their son, Jay, came back to help with the family business.
Since then, they have added 13 more greenhouse bays, three of which were added for the spring 2019 growing season. The last 10 are gutter connected, to save energy. In the summer of 2008, they also installed an energy curtain to conserve more heat. Seven are watered with drip irrigation to conserve water and have rolling benches to grow more in less space.
A new piece of property was purchased down the road from their retail area. It was graded to accommodate new tree and shrub beds and as an area for newly potted plants to grow until they are ready for sale in their retail area.
Mitchell’s is celebrating 45 years in business!
Mitchell’s is a member of the North Carolina Agritourism Networking Association, North Carolina Commercial Flower Growers Association, King Chamber of Commerce, Greater Mount Airy Chamber of Commerce, North Carolina Green Industry Council, and the Goodness Grows in North Carolina program. Mitchell’s is also on the Birding Trail Map for NC.
Also a member of NCNLA- North Carolina Nursery and Landscape Association
Mitchell’s Nursery has the most extensive plant selection in the area. Serving customers throughout the Triad and surrounding areas for 45 years.
We have expanded our parking to include an area near the road to better accommodate individuals with mobility challenges.
2024 Proven Winner Certified
Proven Winner Certified Garden Center
Proven Winner Certified Wholesaler
Jim and Judy both have a B.S. in Horticulture Technology from N.C. State
Jim has N.C. Commercial Pesticide Applicators License for landscape and turf
Simply Beautiful retailer
Burpee Home Gardens Grower for vegetable plants
Jay and Judy have Energy Saving Landscape certificates from the NCNLA
Awards and Offices Held:
- Judy received the Libby Wilder Award for outstanding contribution to the nursery industry by a woman.
- Mitchell’s was awarded Best Garden Center Of The Year by Mount Airy News.
- Mitchell’s received the Agribusiness of the Year award from Mount Airy Chamber of Commerce.
- Voted as the Best Garden Center by Winston-Salem Journal.
- Mitchell’s was honored with the Family Business Award by Triad Business Journal.
- Mitchell’s won the Torch Award for Ethics from the Better Business Bureau of Northwest NC.
- Received the R.J Reynolds Business Innovation Leader of the Year Award from the King Chamber of Commerce.
- Jim received the Joe Love Grower of the Year in June from the NCCFGA.
- Jim and Judy jointly received the Business Leader of the Year award from the King Chamber of Commerce.
Previous Board Memberships and Positions:
- Jim: Former Vice President of NC ANA.
- Jim and Judy: Former board members of NCCFGA.
- Jim: Former board member of the Southeast Greenhouse Association.
Honors in Scouting:
- Jim was honored as a Silver Beaver recipient from the BSA (Boy Scouts of America).
Jim has been a Boy Scout Leader since 1989.
In 2004 Jim and Judy jointly received the Laity Service Award from their church, Trinity United Methodist in King, NC
Jim is a past president and current board member of the North Carolina Epilepsy Association.
Judy is a board member of Stokes YMCA in King, NC
Jim and Judy are both former board members of the King Chamber of Commerce
Certified Garden Center Training.
The necessary training has been completed to become a 2024 Proven Winners® Certified Garden Center. This program provides garden center owners and employees with up-to-date information so they can assist consumers in choosing and growing Proven Winners plants.
As a 2024 Certified Garden Center, employees have successfully completed a training program and test, which evaluated their gardening knowledge and ability to assist customers with questions about plant performance, characteristics, and care. Each spring a new training program is distributed that highlights new Proven Winners introductions and reviews existing products to ensure that employees have the most current and comprehensive information.
According to Marshall Dirks, Director of Marketing for Proven Winners, “A knowledgeable sales staff increases the chances consumers have for success with their plant purchases. Proven Winners is committed to making sure that employees have the resources necessary to stay informed.”
About Proven Winners:
Proven Winners is an international marketing cooperative comprised of some of the world’s best propagators. As a group, they are dedicated to developing new hybrid color varieties that will perform well for both the grower and the consumer. Proven Winners plants are found in more than 5,000 retailers nationwide. For more information about Proven Winners visit www.provenwinners.com