The back story
The Bryant Family
1977-Heart of Florida Greenhouses first began as a result of Theo and Christina Bryant’s quest for a business in which they could work side-by-side on a daily basis and best utilize their expertise. Theo brought 20 years of experience as a flight engineer in the U.S. Navy, and Christina brought a degree in biology & chemistry. Together, this gave them a strong foundation for both the mechanical and biological requirements of a nursery operation. Once the plan was set, the search for the ideal property began. A beautiful location was found in rural Hardee County- right in the “Heart of Florida”. Theo and Chris’ vision for their business was to establish a 25 acre nursery to become a major supplier of quality tropical interior foliage plants to the entire U.S. The initial customer base targeted was the wholesale and retail florist market, which requires a large variety of premium quality plants. Since then, the customer base has greatly expanded and now also includes Interiorscapers, Garden Centers, and grocery’s Floral Department.