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)

Professional Experience:

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.

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In 1947 Mrs. Lee Turner, along with her husband E.A. Turner, started the first Turner's Nursery in Premont, Texas. This business grew from a home spun orchid growing business into a small South Texas retail nursery.

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6503 S Padre Island Dr,
Corpus Christi, TX 78412

(Between Airline and Nile)

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Client Reviews

  • Aamir B.
    This is a really good nursuray. My parents have been shopping here for all their gardening needs for years. They always find what they need and get a fair price. The service is good and you are always greated with very knowledgable people that don’t mind helping you when you need it. i would give it a good rating.
    Aamir B.
  • Slim Chakka
    Turner’s Gardenland is an amazing place. Everyone seems to know so much about plants that do well in South Texas, and all the problems we have with various pests that invade our yards. They never get tired of answering my questions or spending time with me. A great place to talk plants and gardens with real experts.
    Slim Chakka
  • Beth G.
    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 she lived in Corpus. Our yard was beautiful!
    Beth G.
  • Patricia Valdez
    WOW, did they have plants and water plants (fish), too! So much garden art and pots. I spent an hour just walking around. Someone did come up to me to see if I needed help. I thought that was nice.
    Patricia Valdez
  • Thanks for making my mother very happy! The petunias and calendulas were installed Friday and she loves everything. I really appreciate all the coordination and care that took place to make this happen. Now my mother will have something beautiful to look at all winter!