Mitchell’s 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.
Mitchell’s is a member of the Better Business Bureau of NC, North Carolina Association of Nurserymen and Landscapers, 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 on the Birding Trail Map for NC.
Mitchell’s Nursery and 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 BS in horticulture, where they had courses in landscape design, as well as nursery and greenhouse courses. Judy also is a Certified Plant Professional. In 1993 the Mitchells moved the growing nursery to the present location on Dalton Rd. The first greenhouse was added in 1996. Since then they have added 11 more greenhouse bays, and tore down the first 2. The last 7 are gutter connected, which saves energy. In the summer of 2008 they also installed an energy curtain to conserve more heat. These last seven are watered with drip irrigation to conserve water and have rolling benches to grow more in less space. In 2001, after working in a large greenhouse operation in Raleigh, their son, Jay, came back to help with the growing family business. A new area has been graded for expansion for 2019.
2019 Proven Winner Certified
Proven Winner Certified Garden Center
Proven Winner Certified Wholesaler
Judy is Certified Plant Professional
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
OFFICES HELD AND AWARDS
Jim was Vice President of NC ANA
Jim and Judy have both been board members of NCCFGA
Jim was a board member of the Southeast Greenhouse Association
Jim is a Silver Beaver recipient from BSA
In 2006 Jim and Judy jointly received the, Business Leader of the Year, from the King Chamber of Commerce.
Jim received the Joe Love Grower of the Year in June 2010 from the NCCFGA.
Mitchell’s won the Torch Award for Ethics from the Better Business Bureau of Northwest NC in 2018
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 past president of the North Carolina Epilepsy Association.
Judy is a board member of Stokes YMCA in King, NC
Jim is on the board for the King Chamber of Commerce
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Certified Garden Center Training.
The necessary training had been completed to become a 2019 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 2019 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.”
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Mitchells Nursery and Greenhouse won the torch award for ethics for 2018 from the Better Business Bureau of northwest N.C for demonstrating a high level of trust among their employees, cust
Mitchell’s Nursery and Greenhouse won the torch award for ethics for 2018 from the Better Business Bureau of northwest N.C for demonstrating a high level of trust among their employees, customers and community.