Cobia Clarke Nursery Announces Ribbon Cutting on March 1st

Staff Report From Georgia CEO

Thursday, February 22nd, 2024

Feb. 15, The community is invited to attend the ribbon-cutting ceremony of Cobia Clarke Nursery on Friday, March 1 at 11 a.m., at its new location, 15015 Abercorn St.

Mike Neal is the owner of Cobia Clarke Nursery and Neal Landscape & Irrigation Co, since 2014. In 2018 Neal opened the nursery in Pooler. The nursery was recently bought out for a warehouse, prompting the relocation to its new location on Abercorn.

Cobia Clarke Nursery offers an extensive range of plants and landscaping products including shrubs, trees, landscaping supplies, and the ability to source most subtropical plants. With a seasoned staff possessing a wealth of planting and horticulture knowledge, customers can expect personalized service and expert guidance. 

The nursery caters to a wide range of clients, from homeowners looking to enhance their yards to contractors with landscape operations and companies involved in the installation of large multi-phase projects.

During the ceremony, Neal and his staff will present a Green Gala sponsorship to the Savannah Tree Foundation. “Trees are our future, we must plant more trees at the rate of construction in our area,” said Neal. 

Reflecting on the nursery’s name, Neal revealed, “Cobia Clarke Nursery is a tribute to my mother Ellen Cobia Neal, born Ellen Eugenia Cobia, and my mother-in-law Sandra Clarke Holloway, born Sandra Clarke. Maintaining strong family roots and tradition are very important to me,” said Neal.

Neal is a Savannah native, who grew up in the Windsor Forest neighborhood. He originally aspired to become a computer engineer and pursued his studies at the University of Miami. However, one summer break, he accepted a job with a commercial landscape company, where his responsibilities included mowing lawns and installing shrubs. The experience ignited a passion within him, and he just never looked back.