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Located in Midtown Memphis’ Flicker Street Art District, Urban Earth is a welcoming, community-minded resource for plants and garden materials and garden design, creation and management. Our mission is to enhance the natural beauty, livability and resilience of our clients’ gardens, and in doing so, enhance our wider community. We are proud to offer the following goods & services:
The company’s roots trace back to the Touliatos family — longtime, influential members of the Memphis horticultural community. In March 2019, Leslie and Brett Norman bought Urban Earth and are excited to bring an increased focus on serving the design & beautification needs for the “built” environment such as condos, patios, and porches.
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Brett grew up on a produce and tobacco farm in Middle Tennessee but has lived in Memphis for 25 years. After graduating from Rhodes College, he worked at a Texas landscape design firm, where he fell in love with plants and gardens. He has learned a lot about the horticultural industry through his professional endeavors, including founding an Ag-Tech company, and also through trial and error in his own gardens. When he’s not at work, he enjoys walking his dog and watching his kids play soccer and lacrosse.
Mark was born in Memphis and has lived most of his life here. He started working at Greg Touliatos & Associates, Inc. (now Urban Earth) in 2001 and enjoys the diverse plant inventory and great staff. Previously, Mark worked at Dan West Garden Center and at several landscape firms (including his own) and as a horticulturist at Memorial Park Cemetery. Outside of work, he enjoys spending time with his family.
Steven grew up in Honolulu, San Antonio and Memphis and later lived in Pensacola. In 2010, he returned to Memphis and began working at Urban Earth. He enjoys getting to know a diverse group of customers and helping them craft their individual gardens. Steven has a bachelor’s degree in landscape architecture from Mississippi State University. In his spare time, he likes reading, container gardening, collecting unusual plants, going to estate sales, and taking road trips with his three Dachshunds.
Born and raised in Greenwood, Mississippi, Shaeffer has lived most of her life in Memphis and the Horseshoe Lake area. She says gardening is in her blood, as her mother and grandmothers were avid gardeners. Shaeffer worked in the fitness industry before moving to retail and landscaping at a family-owned garden center in North Carolina. In 2019, she moved back to Memphis and began working at Urban Earth. In her spare time, she enjoys going to movies, concerts and dinner with family and friends.
Alec was born and raised in Memphis, TN, and has truly sown his roots here in the Bluff City. He attended the University of Memphis, while also cutting his teeth in different restaurants around the city. During this time, he developed a passion for the hospitality industry and the art of creating authentic guest experiences. It was this passion for hospitality that led him to his current position with the Urban Earth team. Urban Earth has been the perfect environment to continue his professional growth. In Urban Earth’s Nursery & Market, Alec is able to marry his love of hospitality with the sprawling natural backdrop of the nursery creating a genuine guest experience. One of his favorite things about working at Urban Earth is getting to work with different local charities allowing him to give back to Memphis. When Alec is not working, he enjoys spending time with his newborn daughter and loving girlfriend. Their favorite activities are taking their dog for walks by the river, eating at local restaurants and being inspired by new hobbies.
We believe that gardening is a craft—one that we’ve honed. Let us partner with you to create tranquil indoor and outdoor spaces.
Come by Urban Earth soon and let us help you reimagine your space with expert garden design direction.
Come to shop, to clear your head, and to leave energized.
Don’t have a garden but want to stage one? We partner with other “experience creators” like wedding photographers and event coordinators to elevate their services. Lifestyle bloggers also use our educational facilities to host workshops like still-life photography and home decoration.
Hope you pay us a visit soon. We can’t wait to meet you and learn about your garden.
80 Flicker Street
Memphis, TN 38104
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