Who We Are

Wright’s Nursery & Greenhouse, Inc. is a small, family-owned and operated business located in central Alabama. Our family has been farming for many generations and began growing plants in the late 1960’s. We grow a diverse selection of annuals, herbs, perennials, tropicals and vegetables that are sold at local independent garden centers throughout central and north Alabama. Our plants can be identified by the trademarked ‘Alabama Grown’ logo presented on most of our tags.

The business started from what most would consider a horrific accident. David Wright, Jr. lost his right arm in a farming accident at the age of 14. He now considers it as one of the best things to have happened to him. Without the accident, they would not have started the nursery and greenhouse business, nor would he have had the chance to attend Auburn University where he earned a degree in Ornamental Horticulture and met his future wife, Martha. Their son, Davy and his wife, Heather, now own and operate the farm.


Industry Awards

2016 ALNLA Lifetime Achievement Award – David & Martha Wright

2009 Alabama Farm of Distinction

2009 ALNLA Horizon Award – Heather Wright

2006 ALNLA Horizon Award – Davy Wright

Wright Family of Alabama Scholarship

We have funded a family scholarship through HRI to aid future greenhouse generations to come. One scholarship of up to $1000 is available each school year

Eligibility Requirements

  • Be enrolled in an accredited undergraduate or graduate program in greenhouse, nursery, horticulture or related discipline at a two or four year institution. Students in vocational agriculture programs will also be considered.
  • Be currently enrolled in good standing and carry a full time course load at the time of application and during the semesters for which the scholarship is granted
  • Have at least a sophomore standing in a four year curriculum or senior standing in a two-year curriculum as of the fall semester of scholarship application year, if an undergraduate student (graduate students of any year are also eligible)
  • have a minimum grade point average overall of 2.25 based on a scale of 4.0, and a minimum GPA of 2.7 on a scale of 4.0 in their major.
  • Preference will be given to applicants who plan to work within the greenhouse industry following graduation. However, students from all aspects of the industry including nursery operation, landscape architecture/design/construction/maintenance, interiorscape, horticultural distribution, or retail garden center will be strongly considered. 
  • Preference will be given to applicants who are residents of Alabama or who attend a school in Alabama, but all students will be strongly considered.
  • Previous Wright Family of Alabama Scholarship award winners may apply for the scholarship by submitting a new application form for the year.

Scholarship Alumni

Lauren Staley – 2023

North Carolina State University

Lauren is a senior at North Carolina State University majoring in horticulture with a minor in Agricultural Business Management. She completed a two-year transfer program through Alamance Community College where her interest in the industry flourished. She gained her knowledge and skills by working as the greenhouse manager for ACC managing three campus greenhouses and a nursery. Lauren served as the secretary and president for the horticulture club throughout her time at ACC. She attended seminars and events such as the National Collegiate Landscape Competition, the International Plant Propagators Society, and the National Association of Landscape Professionals. Inspired by an internship at Plantworks Nursery, Lauren aspires to have a career in Greenhouse and Nursery Management, contributing to the production industry. 

Landon Erbrick – 2022

Auburn University

Landon is a junior at Auburn University majoring in Horticulture. His interest in horticulture began when he started with his grandfather. Over time, Landon grew both his skills and industry interest while working for a local landscape company. Landon is the President of Auburn University’s Landscape and Nursery Association, where he works to connect his peers with those in the industry. Landon is an undergraduate research assistant and has presented research at the American Society of Horticultural Sciences (ASHS) conference. Landon is keenly interested in nursery and greenhouse production and looks forward to one day involving the community through agritourism.

Luke Owen – 2021

North Carolina State University

Luke Owen is a first year Master’s student studying Horticultural Science at NC State University. Luke grew up on a small family farm where he raised cattle. His interest in Horticulture and Agriculture was developed while helping his grandparents sell flowers at local farmers markets. Luke hopes to give back to his community by helping local producers and homeowners by working in the Cooperative Extension service as a Horticulture agent.

Articles and Blogs

12 Reasons Automation Can Work for Any Greenhouse Grower – August 2021

Chilton County Master Gardeners – March 2018

Alabama Grown is Just the Wright Thing to Do – May 2017

School2Working – March 2016

The Nursery and Landscape Business is Blooming in Alabama – February 2012

David Wright is Alabama’s Sunbelt Farmer of the Year – August 2009

Outstanding Young Farm Family – Greenhouse, Nursery and Sod Division – August 2004