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You’ll definitely be on to the sweet smell of something successful when you swing into Kenny’s Place, not far off of Maricamp and 52nd in Ocala. It’s not just because you’re surrounded by horticulture and house plants, aromatic annuals and pretty perennials (all for sale), it’s because of the reason for Kenny’s Place, the hardworking folk and happy faces behind those shovels and watering cans that tells the story.

Once We Who Care, Kenny’s Place (named after the former landowner), has been bringing something immeasurable to the lives of some 15 plus differently-abled individuals who have worked there since 1993. The Nursery provides hands-on experience to young men and women who are happily motivated to till the soil and plant the seeds. The growth they see is in both themselves and the natural materials they work with.

Kenny’s Place would not exist if it weren’t for the generosity of the Leo Wiechens family, who admirablly afford many of Marion County’s mentally disadvantaged the rare advantage of something real and fulfilling in their lives. Under the direction of Pam duBois, who started as a volunteer several years ago, you’ll find Kenny’s Place a pleasant hub of productivity, well-kept and well-maintained by its volunteer staff, who live with varying degrees of ability. All of the products produced at Kenny’s Place are available to the public, Monday through Saturday from 8:30 to 4:00. Stop in and see & smell something extraordrinarily successful.

Below is a sample list of all the types of plants you can expect to find at our nursery. The best way to know if we have the exact plant for your project is to call us at (352) 867-1213, or come walk around. You will be amazed at our selection of plants!

Bleeding Heart
Bottle Brush
Bush Daisy
Cast Iron
Cast Iron Milkyway
Cigar Plants
Crepe Myrtles
Day Lily
Dutchmans Pipe
Fatsia Japonica
Holly Fern
Brown Turkey Fig
Creeping Fig
Firecracker Plant
Ginger (many varieties)
Golden Dewdrop
Liriope-Evergreen Giant
Red Fountain Grass
Mondo Grass
Mini Mondo Grass
Muhly Grass
Pampas Grass
Dahoon Holly
Schillings Holly
Burfordi Holly
Honeysuckle (several varieties)
Sky Holly
Confederate Jasmin
Carolina Jasmin
Asiatic Jasmin
Mexican Fire Bush
Oyster Plant
Philodendron Selloum
Porter Weed (red&blue)
Red Spike
Knock out Roses
Shrimp Plants (red&yellow)
Society Garlic
Yesterday Today & Tomorrow

Kenny’s Place Nursery
7677 SE 41st Court
Ocala, FL 34480

Please feel free to call or email us with any questions

Telephone: 352-867-1213

Pam duBois:

Hours of Operation:
Monday-Saturday, 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM


Every donation dollar goes towards helping keep Kenny’s Place a home to teach mentally handicapped individuals life skills.

To donate, call us at (352) 867-1213. Of course, you can always help by purchasing from our amazing selection of plants!






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