In the 106 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 Hours Are Monday - Friday 8:00 - 4:30.
We will be closed for Memorial Day.
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.