Family Owned and Serving The Wilmington Area Since 1913 We are the largest retail and wholesale nursery in the area. 
 NCNLA 2018 Grower of the Year.




111 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. 

Serving Retail & Wholesale! 

Mon-Fri 8:00AM - 4:30PM

  **If you are a commerical customer, we need  AT LEAST  24-48 hours notice  for pick up orders.** 
You are welcome to send orders to


-Deliveries will be made on a first come basis. Deliveries will be made only during our regular business hours Monday - Friday. For deliveries, someone must be available to help unload the truck.



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.

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