About Wooden Shoe Gardens

Wooden Shoe Gardens, Inc. is a full-service nursery and landscaping business. We offer landscape design and installation services throughout South Florida. And we have three nurseries stocked with specimen-quality plant materials so that we may best meet your botanical needs.

Company History

Neal Vinkemulder

Wooden Shoe Gardens has deep roots in South Florida. Our business began 48 years ago on the Vinkemulder family farm in what was then unincorporated Broward County and now a part of Coconut Creek. The family farm was an ideal location for Neal Vinkemulder -- Wooden Shoe Gardens Founder and President -- to combine his background in agriculture with his appreciation for natural beauty and his talent for design. In fact, we still do most of our business today at the main office and nursery on Vinkemulder Rd.

Neal founded Wooden Shoe Gardens in 1959 and still serves not only as the company's president but principal landscape designer as well. For all of his dedication and accomplishments, he has been recognized three times with a Small Business Award by the Pompano Beach Chamber of Commerce. In 1987 and 1994, he was named their Small Business Person of the Year.

Community Service

Wooden Shoe has a civic side which is very important to us. We've decorated hundreds of stages over the years for high school graduations, antique shows, the Beaux Arts at Promenade, etc. Neal is a member of the Rotary Club of Pompano and has participated in many events they've sponsored. In addition, Neal and Wooden Shoe have been recognized by the following: