Mel Shipley –  Garden Center General Manager

As a young child growing up in Europe, I learned the value of gardening at a very young age. I have strong background in business management, finance and marketing. I am a professionally trained multimedia artist. I strongly believe in doing something creative as much as possible, whether it be gardening, painting, sewing, etc.

At Civano Nursery we sell more than plants; we promote an outdoor lifestyle filled with inspiration and magic for both old and young. I have traveled to many countries and have had the privilege to see how others around the world enrich their days by adding nature to their daily life.

My goal when you visit is to share this experience with you and your family.

I invite you to stroll through our garden center and enjoy nature and experience the joy plants offer.