In 1984 Gary and Rene Hazelett came to Naples, Florida from Fort Wayne, Indiana with three children in tow. Their passions were family, gardening and business. That’s when Gary stumbled upon a garden center on U.S. 41 named The Garden Exchange. He and Rene engrossed themselves in the business and purchased it along with its sister garden center Driftwood Nursery on 6th Avenue North in downtown Naples. The two were then combined into the existing store at 5051 Tamiami Trail North.
With that said, Driftwood Garden Center was born. In 1998 their second location followed. A custom designed garden center located in Estero, a new booming area 17 miles north of the Naples store. Both locations have proven to be a garden lover’s delight.