Learn more about the River’s Edge family.

Meet Our Team

Phil Smith


Michael Smith

Nursery Manager

Freda Mullinax

Office Manager

Snoopy Smith

Chief Fertilization Officer

Committed to Quality

When you order through River’s Edge, you will receive only the highest quality products. Our standards are second to none. We pride ourselves on our reputation, knowing it has been established over time due to this commitment to quality. That’s why what other nurseries consider prime products, we consider a cull.

Our History

Our founder, Phil Smith, started in the industry at age fifteen, pulling weeds and learning plants at Barnett Nursery. Around age eighteen, he started Smith greenhouses, specializing in poinsettias and other bedding plants. After finishing Clemson University with a degree in Horticulture, Phil then went to work at Martin’s Nursery, followed by Seedsman and then helped Bracken’s Nursery develop a re-wholesaling division.

Throughout the years, however, Phil always wanted a nursery to call his own. When he acquired what is now River’s Edge Nursery, LLC in the spring of 1999, there were approximately 30 acres of trees in production. Since then, we have grown to approximately 400 acres in size, producing over 100 species of ornamental trees and shrubs.