Meet the Team

L. Payton Parsons


Payton grew up in Georgetown, South Carolina learning every aspect of the business from his father and Parsons Nursery founder Louis Parsons. He graduated from Clemson University with a degree in Agricultural Engineering and has been working at the nursery full time since 1998.

Why did you choose a career in the horticultural industry?

Love of the outdoors, the opportunity to work in a family business, building relationships with other plant people.

What is your favorite thing about your job?

Growing plants!  Also, seeing beautiful product being loaded on trucks.

What is your favorite tree, shrub or perennial?

Dogwoods and Camelias