Wrought Iron Company | Tampa, Sarasota, Bradenton, Lakeland, Orlando

Diego Smude, was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina. In his early twenties, he immigrated to Israel where he worked in the art business for five years before moving to the United States. In 1985 he and his wife, Mary, established a plant nursery and garden in Plant City, Florida. His love for plants and art merged to create Metals & Nature.

About Us

Wrought Iron Work | Creating iron designs for Tampa & beyond

Metals & Nature is an artistic wrought iron company that designs and fabricates iron works of all styles. We create custom wrought iron gates, railings, furniture, doors, iron decor and more for homes and businesses across the Tampa area. In a world of mass production we take pride in the craftsmanship of handmade iron pieces. With each piece handcrafted, we design iron of all genres, from European wrought iron to nature iron designs to rustic and contemporary iron work, view our Product page to see a range of iron design styles.

Metals & Nature Garden | A canvass for handcrafted wrought iron

Our 2 acre garden in Plant City, Florida began over 30 years ago. The natural trails under the mossy oaks are a canvass for unique statuary and our handcrafted iron designs. Many come to simply enjoy the serene flower blooms, strutting peacocks, and elegant wrought iron décor. Others come to inspire their custom wrought iron designs and work with Diego to create the ideal wrought iron piece. You can purchase our original iron work, as well as unique statuary, fountains, and other garden and home decor.

Visit our garden anytime Wednesday-Sunday 10am-4pm; Monday-Tuesday please call ahead. For questions about wrought iron, call Diego anytime at 813-453-3214 or email info@metalsandnature.com.