By Rita L. Sherwood
Andrea Mandel and her family have owned property here since the 1950s. A proud Auburn alumni with a degree in education, Andrea says, “I have been blessed to grow up on the beach.” Her family has all moved back to the local area and she says, “Our roots continue to run very deep and strong in the community.” She and her husband, Harry, a Marine Corps Veteran, opened BlueGreen Landscape Development in 2009, and BlueGreen boutique garden and gift shop in 2015. Harry has been in the area for 20 years, and started working in the landscape industry in 2000. Andrea says, “We proudly fly our American flags outside our boutique garden nursery and gift shop. We are a small family owned business in corporate America, so please shop local!”
BlueGreen Landscape provides personalized service to residential and commercial clients assisting in the design and installation of outdoor spaces. With attention to detail, their staff is knowledgeable about the techniques and plants that work best in the area. Services include: outdoor living design, irrigation, landscape lighting, tractor service, drainage work, pavers and retaining walls, and indoor/outdoor home décor, Free consultations are available in Santa Rosa Beach and the surrounding areas. For home and garden décor, check out the boutique garden and gift shop that has unique and affordable plants, planters, jewelry, and art from local artists.
When not working with their two sons, Hayes (16), and Hudson (13), the Mandels enjoy family time mostly at the baseball fields watching them play. Between school baseball and travel baseball, they keep pretty busy, but love every second of it.
Be sure to check out BlueGreen Landscape Development at 6844 County Road 30A, Santa Rosa Beach, or call 850-660-1934.