About Neal Stewart - Operations Manager
Turner’s Gardenland – About Neal Stewart – Operations Manager
About Our Operations Manager – Neal Stewart
Irrigation Department Manager
Education & Professional Affiliation:
- Bachelors of Business Administration – Sam Houston State University, Minor in Computer Science
- Irrigation License in 1992, #4125
- Conservation Ecologist for Forest Department
- Texas Certified Nursery Professional, TNLA
- Texas Master Cerfified Nursery Professional, TMCNP #1984, completed in 1991
- Board on Sam Houston State Museum (6 years)
Neal’s 33 years experience in the horticulture field began in 1978 working landscaping field to save money for college. In 1980 Neal worked for Huntsville Gardens in Huntsville, TX established since 1948. The work progressed from funding college to a life in the nursery industry. In 1984 Neal came back to Corpus Christi and worked for Turners Landscaping for one year. During this time at Turners he came to realize his focus would be in the green industry and purchased the nursery and landscape company he worked at during college in Huntsville, TX.
The name was changed to Stewarts Garden Center, Inc. Within a few years, he built the largest nursery company in a five county area. The largest design, installation and irrigation company was also the result of a good work ethic. During these years he became an officer and board member of many organizations in the Huntsville area. Neal was instrumental in many park projects in the Walker County Area and beautification projects on interstate 45 highway. In the year 2010 he sold his shares of the business and moved back to Corpus Christi to be closer to family and began a new venture being employed again after 25 years with Turners Landscape.
WOW, did they have plants and water plants (fish), too! So much garden art and pots. I spent an hour just walking around...
My sister and I come here whenever we are in need of plants or advice. Our mom loved turners and bought gazillions of plants there during the many years...