the art of leaving a legacy.
Jeff Hardeman, owner of Hardeman Landscape Nursery, is the conceptual proprietor of the Secret Garden. His inspiration for the Garden followed a series of life-threatening strokes and extended stays in the hospital. For some time, Jeff was unsure about the future, and sought answers through prayer and reflection. He was able to recover from this period, and has since been inspired by God to focus on his legacy -what he plans to leave behind for the world. Hardeman has been influenced by his love of travel in many of his designs, and the Secret Garden is no exception. Each of the areas in the Garden has an exotic, but natural feel, balancing risk and modern appeal in an expert fashion. The Secret Garden also features an educational garden, earning the distinction as an Agri-Tourism location in Florida.The Secret Garden is the culmination of Hardeman’s life and work. It is meant to teach, be enjoyed by those who visit, and act as a monument to his vision of what this world can offer to one’s senses.