Welcome to Sweet Bay Nursery!

"Our mission is to help our customers sustain wildlife,  conserve and improve water quality, and preserve our natural history with the use of Florida native plants."

Sweet Bay Nursery is one of the premier Florida native plant nurseries located in northern Manatee County serving Central Florida since 1995. We specialize in native butterfly and wildlife plants, perennial wildflowers, shrubs, trees, ferns and grasses.

We offer a wealth of experience and expertise to help create unique wildlife-friendly landscapes that conserve water and enhance the value and beauty of your home or commercial site.  

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If you want butterflies, birds and other wildlife . . . plant natives!


We love our customers!


Annual Spring Wildflower Festival & Native Plant Sale

Spring Wildflower Festival & Native Plant Sale

Join us for our annual spring  fundraiser for the local Serenoa chapter of the Florida Native Plant Society, held at Sweet Bay Nursery. The proceeds are used to fund educational grants at our local schools and public areas encouraging the use of Florida native plants.

  • Large selection of native trees, shrubs, grasses & blooming wildflowers available
  • Experts on hand to answer questions
  • Food, vendors, conservation groups, and more!
  • FNPS members get 15% off entire plant purchase

Come join the fun!

Getting Started


Butterfly Gardening


Plant List


Sweet Bay Nursery

10824 Erie Road, Parrish, FL 34219, US




Hours (Or By Appointment)

Tuesday - Friday: 9:00AM–4:00PM

Saturday: 9AM–2PM

Sunday and Monday Closed

Holiday Hours

for 2019

Closed Memorial Day

Closed July 4th

Closed Labor Day

Closed Thanksgiving

Black Friday, Nov. 29th 9AM-2PM

Regular Hours Saturday, Nov. 30th 9AM-2PM

Friday, Dec. 20th 8AM-1:30PM

Regular Hours Saturday, Dec. 21st 9AM-2PM

Closed Monday, Dec. 23rd

Closed Christmas Eve and Christmas

Dec. 26th-28th 9AM-2PM

Closed Monday, Dec. 30th

Closed New Year's Eve and New Year's Day

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