Scott and Martha Kirby, along with their son Tony Kirby are dedicated to carrying on the tradition of fine quality plants associated with the Kirby name. The Kirby’s have been respected among farmers, growers, retailers and customers for decades.
Scott’s father, the late Stanley Kirby, returned from proud service in WWII to make his living transporting produce from Florida to sell on the now historic Forest Avenue Produce Market in Knoxville, TN. Stanley worked hard to provide for his family and produce and plants became his livelihood.
In the late 1970’s, Mr. Kirby was hired to deliver a load of azaleas to Knoxville. Since there was a little room left on the truck and being the good businessman that he was, he utilized every inch of space and filled the truck. He sold the azaleas alongside his produce and the venture proved to be a great success. The Kirby name, associated with fine produce, soon became synonymous with quality plants and a destination for thousands of customers traveling to the Kirby spot on the market.
At an early age, Scott came into the family business and his hard work, great business sense and personable approach with customers made a positive impact on the business, allowing the opening of a second location.
7234 Oak Ridge Highway
Knoxville, TN 37931
Together the Kirbys lend their talents and hard work to growing Kirby Plants into what it is today: The best place in Knoxville to purchase quality plants, shrubs and trees and receive the most personalized customer service from a family who truly loves what they do.