Family Owned and Serving The Wilmington Area Since 1913 We are the largest retail and wholesale nursery in the area.
In the 107 years of operation
Tinga Nursery has grown from the first phones to high speed internet connections, from hand watering to computerized irrigation systems, from mules to tractors, pickup trucks to delivery vans, and from cold frames to heated greenhouses. The Tingas look forward to more new developments as they grow into the future.
Our response to COVID-19
Yes We Are Open
M-F 8:00AM - 4:30PM
Wholesale & Retail Sales
Sat. 9:00AM - 1:00PM
Retail Sales Only
As a state designated essential business we are exempt from the closure order. We will do our best to maintain 6 foot social distancing. So to accommodate this requirement we will be altering the way we do business. Our office will be closed to all customers. All commercial orders must be called or emailed in 24 hours in advance, we will call you when it is completed and it will be set out for you to pickup. You are free to walk around the front sales beds to make your selections but we will not be able to take you in the "back" to select plants or pull orders while you wait.
Deliveries will be made on a first come basis. Deliveries will be made only during our regular business hours Monday - Friday. For deliveries to retail customers someone must be available to help unload the truck.
Updates: We will alert you to any changes to these policies by email, Facebook, and on our website.
Family Owned Since 1913
Eelco I. Tinga, born and educated in the Netherlands, studied Horticulture in Holland and England where he learned to speak English. In 1906, he immigrated to the United States and worked in a Long Island N.Y. Nursery. There he met Hugo Van Nes and they decided to start their own business. After finding that there were too many rocks in the soil in Holland, Michigan, in 1908 they settled on two 10 acre tracts in Castle Hayne, N.C. that were advertised as part of the Hugh MacRae colonies. After opening the Holland Nurseries, the two nurserymen grew flowering shrubs that could be crated and shipped to northern markets; vegetables; and cut flowers, such as daffodils and dutch iris that were sold in the Wilmington area.