Rockaway Garden Center was founded in 1981 as a family business and it remains a family business today.  This will be our sixth spring at the Jacksonville Beach location. Our mission is still the same and we continue striving to make your experience a personal one. Our great community is a large extension of family and we hope you make Rockaway Garden Center YOUR garden center and landscape provider!

Rockaway's History

                                     (Top: Greg Sr. & Veronica Bottom: Chrissy, Brian & Greg Jr.)
Rockaway Garden Center started in Rockaway, New Jersey in 1981, by Greg and Veronica Burghardt.

                                                                                    (Greg Jr. age 7 & Crissy age 4)
Since they were small children, the love of their nursery, and gardening has been engrained in Greg, Jr. and Brian Burghardt.

                                                                       (Brian age 18)
They worked at the family nursery and many others all their lives. They went on to receive degrees from Rutgers University in Plant Science and Landscape Design, respectively.

                                                                                         (Grandpa & Greg Jr. age 5)
Greg and Brian saw a need for an independent nursery to serve the needs of the Jacksonville Beach gardening community.  So whether it's advice you need, landscape design and installation,personal potting services or other gardening needs, you will be taken care of by knowledgeable, friendly people at our nursery.  Greg and Brian's passion and dedication to this business is truly evident by simply visiting this beautiful nursery.  We hope that you will!


Our Team

Together Everyone Achieves More

Our mission at Rockaway Garden Center is to provide our local gardening community with fine quality gardening products and services at a fair price, while maintaining a family atmosphere
in which all individuals- employees, customers, sales representatives and visitors alike are valued and appreciated
at all times.

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*We value individuals

We endeavor to create an environment conducive to becoming your local garden center.

*We value employees

We believe it is their talents and efforts that enables Rockaway Garden Center to be all that it is and will become.

*We value customers

We are eager to understand and further satisfy their gardening needs and aspirations.

*We value education

We strive to teach, inform and learn from our customers so that we may all be most informed relative to

*We value the environment

We encourage spreading awareness of the benefits of sustainable landscapes particularly using Florida-friendly plants.

*We value quality

We strive to provide top-quality, true-to-name, healthy plants and related products and services.

*We value integrity

We will not knowingly sell or promote any item in which we do not feel is in the best interests of our local

*We value fairness

Our policy will always be to be fair in all situations.

*We value team effort

We believe that a total team effort will result in total continuous improvement.

*We value efficiency


We strive to research, understand and implement the most effective tools, methods and technologies available for our day-to-day operations so as to provide our local community a garden center well positioned for long term sustainable growth.

Community Involvemnt

The Seabreeze Elementary Partnership 
We are working with Seabreeze Elementary to home grow
 herbs and vegetables 
click here
 to see our partnership with this school 

10% of all Christmas Tree purchases went to The Boselli Foundation


       San Pablo Elementary Partner
San Pablo Logo

Historical Museum Chapel Landscape
-Donated labor to design and installed new landscape


Ponte Vedra Cultural Center
-Donated labor to design and install new patio landscape

-Donated fresh vegetables from Seabreeze Garden Plants and Products to the raised bed garden project

Drop Off Site

10% of all Christmas Tree purchases went to 
Ronald McDonald House Charities


The Carver Center planting their new garden!


Sponsers of Jarboe Park's Green Market
 Coming soon RGC will become a vendor at Jarboe's Green Market
Click below to check out their website!

Dreams Come True Donors
10% of all Christmas Tree purchases went to
help fulfill a child's Dream during the Christmas of
2010 and 2011


RGC helps support Alex William's Eagle Scout Project at Atlantic Beach Elementary School
click here for details

Organizations currently receiving discount pricing
-Master Gardeners
-Ponte Verda Garden Club
-Rivertown Garden Club
-Hillen Hills Senior Center
-Beaches Organic Community Garden
-Ocean Grove Garden Club

Contact us if your organization would like to request special pricing at RGC

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