About Us


Jim Goode


  • Born in 1948 & a 72 year resident of Daviess County KY

  • Grew up & presently reside on a grain, cattle & nursery operation in Browns Valley, near Owensboro, KY

  • Graduate of Daviess Co. High School 1966

  • Graduate of Murray State University: BS degree in Agriculture, 1970

  • Graduate of Murray State University: Masters Degree in Horticulture, 1972

  • Charter member of Kappa Alpha order Fraternity Murray State University

  • Commissioned a Second Lieutenant U.S. Army 1970; Attained rank of captain

  • Taught horticulture, Apollo High school 1972 - 1977

  • Adult Horticulture instructor; 1972 - 1995, Daviess Co. Board of Education, Owensboro Board of education & Owensboro Community college (K.C.T.C.S)

  • Member First Baptist Church Owensboro, KY

  • Charter class; KY Certified Nurseryman designation

  • Past Design committee; West KY Botanical Gardens

  • Past board of directors KY Nurseryman Association

  • Past board of directors Boulware center homeless shelter

  • Past advisory board member Ky. Department for the blind

  • Past member of the Owensboro Planning commission “landscape appeals board”

  • Past President of River Bend Long beards National Wild Turkey Federation

  • Past Member of Quail unlimited, ducks unlimited, pheasants forever & NRA

  • Past Board director for the Joe Ford Nature Center

  • Bonna: wife of 49 years; Retired from Green River Area Development.

  • Daughter: Stephanie; University of Ky. Grad., School teacher in Union Co.

  • Son, Jamie:  owner  Trans line Trucking Co…Manager G&G Nursery….

  • Owner of Garden Gate / G&G Landscape Nursery since opening in 1977

  • Over 50 years actively involved in the Ornamental Horticulture industry in KY

  • Hosted a local Owensboro television show on KCTCS channel 71; “Goode Gardening”

  • 20 year air personality for the Morning show, Stations WVJS 1420 AM & WOMI 1490 AM with Joe Lowe.

  • An avid gardener, cattle farmer, Hunter, fisherman, outdoor enthusiast,  KY Colonel & a proud Grand Paw of Jordan, Ryan, Allie & Kylie


      James T. Goode, MS Horticulture        G&G Landscape Nursery Inc.


Jamie Goode



Kristin Goode

assistant manager


Billy Renfrow

landscape foreman


Eliut Escobedo Ruedas

landscape crew


David Canary

landscape crew