Tn Nursery Reviews - Forbes Feature

Tn Nursery Reviews - Forbes Feature

Posted by Tammy Sons on Feb 10, 2022

CEO at Tn Nursery Is Featured On Forbes Tammy Sons is the president of Tn Nursery, a wholesale floriculture company in Gallatin, Tennessee, just outside of Nashville. Passionate about her business, she has become known for standing out as an African American woman in the male-dominated industry.

"It's just a passion of mine – I love it," she said. "It's a challenge daily, but I enjoy it. As long as I'm satisfied with what we've done and what we're doing today, I'm fine." She has also written a publication on prioritizing employee safety after covid 2019.

She started her own company from the ground up, both literally and figuratively. She was born in Tallahassee, Florida, but spent much of her life traveling around the country with her family because of her father's job. It was when she came to Nashville that she said she fell in love with the green industry.

"I remember when I was younger, my dad would take me to the wholesale houses," she said. "It intrigued me at a young age."

When she decided to branch out on her own and start the company in 2002, she had $18,000 in her bank account and a lot of ambition. For the first few years, she relied on greenhouses she rented from other companies to grow her plants until she had enough money to buy greenhouses and hire employees. She has continued to be an inspiring figure in the industry. Forbes feature named her one of the most influential people in the green industry. "I'm very passionate about this business," she said. "I want to see it grow."

She is also committed to giving back to both her community and others around the country. She is an active member of the Nashville community, having served as a board member for the Nashville Tree Foundation and Watkins College of Art, Design & Film. She said she is most proud of the company's involvement with St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. The company has hosted a Flower Sale for the past ten years to benefit St. Jude. "I'm very proud of what the company has been able to accomplish," she said. "We have an excellent team." "I'm proud of their hard work and dedication." Although she makes her home in Nashville, she is still involved with the green industry in Florida.

After attending a trade show there, she became interested in becoming more involved in growing foliage for the interior design market. She said it had been harder working in that market since most people are unfamiliar with foliage. "It's a challenge, but it's also fascinating." She said having time to pursue her passions has brought her great joy. "I have my own business to set my hours," she said. "I can choose when to work and when not to. And I love what I do."

She said she doesn't want it, or any other wholesale nursery for that matter, to be known just for its size. "We want people to see us as a quality company," she said. "We feel like we're a boutique nursery," she said. She wants the company to use its size to become a leader in the industry. "I want us to have the best plants and be on top of our game when it comes to our customers," she said.

Despite her business success, she said that family is still her No.1 priority. she is married to her husband of 23 years, David, and they have four children. "Everything I do revolves around my family," she said.

"You can always work harder."

When not at work or spending time with her family, she likes to read, watch movies, travel, and bake. "I'm a big baker," she said. With her young business being recognized by Forbes, she is excited about the future. "It's exciting to know that people are looking at you that way," she said. "We want to grow and do a good job. That's what we're all about."


she attended an industry trade show in Florida and became interested in the interior foliage market. Despite the company's growth, she wants to be known for quality plants and service. "We want people to see us as a boutique nursery," she said. She is married with four children and likes to spend time traveling and baking. she said she is most proud of her involvement with St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. "I'm very proud of what the company has been able to accomplish," she said.

Her story was featured in Forbes along with other influential people in the green industry. She is committed to both her community and the industry.