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Civano Nursery


Civano Nursery is a family owned and operated business. The nursery has been open since 1999, and shoppers can find something for everyone. There is a play area for the little ones, a putting green for the older ones, petting zoo, and an abundance of plants for the avid gardener. If you don’t feel like digging a hole, no problem! They can design it, deliver it, and plant it for you. Find our more about out Retail Garden Center here.

Tucson Electric Power

Tucson Electric Power is the primary electric utility in Pima County. We have several partnerships with TEP, including the Trees For You Program, which offers low-cost shade trees to TEP customers. Read more about the program here. Additionally, TEP and Civano Nursery have teamed up to create our compost yard in South Tucson. The greenwaste gathered from power line clearing is chipped, mulched, and composted  into a viable soil we use to grow most of our trees and shrubs. Read more about TEP here.

Arizona Nursery Association

Established in 1959, the Arizona Nursery Association is a professional trade organization dedicated to the promotion and advancement of the nursery industry. Within the organization members collectively work to discuss trends, education, issues and the future of the Arizona nursery industry. Les Shipley, one of the owners of Civano Growers, is the current President of the Arizona Nursery Association. Find out more about the ANA here.


We are the only certified grower of Monrovia plants in Arizona. Since 1926, Monrovia has been an industry leader in the introduction of more beautiful and healthier plants, they call these their Featured Plants because they have evolved to be stronger, more versatile and distinct – simply put, more beautiful versions of themselves. Learn more about Monrovia here.


Arizona Landscape Contractors Association


ALCA consists of over 450 professional landscape industry companies representing over 35,000 employees. Their mission is to provide the education and government representation resulting in the enhanced professionalism of members and the public’s perception of the Landscape Contractors and the Green Industry. To learn more about the organization, click here.

Pima County SmartScape Program

The Pima County SmartScape Program, started in 1989, is a series of educational classes offered to homeowners and landscape professionals on best practices for water-efficient landscapes in Pima County. Their goal is to "create savings in water, costs, maintenance, and energy while promoting sustainability of our urban desert community." Nick Shipley, our Chief Operations Officer, is on the board of SmartScape, and our Plant Care Technicians are all encouraged to complete the program. Visit the SmartScape website here.

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