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Our Story

In 1984...

Jim and Lyn Donaldson started this garden center with their sons Jamie and Turk.

Northside Garden Center is a true family business.  In the fall of 1984, Jim and Lyn started a garden center, having already been in the fencing business for years. Our customers have watched us grow literally from the ground up. We started with the basic building and one greenhouse. After digging and hauling tons and tons of dirt, the facility now covers over 5 acres. Our mantra has been: make a dollar, spend two. Over the years, we have added lots more inventory and now feel we can meet the needs of most gardeners and landscapers. Most of the plants we sell come from distributors and growers, however we do grow a lot ourselves. During the winter months we pot up thousands of bare root perennials, make over 2500 flats of annuals, 2000 hanging baskets, 2000 roses, 350 color bowls and 3000 geraniums. By growing our own we can assure that our customers are getting top quality plants at a reasonable price. In addition to all of this, of course, you can find mulch, rock, insecticides, fertilizers, and more.

In 2010, we decided to expand our brand and open a feed department. We now have over 2000 square feet of horse/livestock feed and supplies; pet food and supplies; animal health products; and trailers full of feed hay.

In January 2017, we lost our patriarch Jim. Shortly thereafter, Ms. Lyn retired. We're keeping it in the family with their grandkids joining the team. We hope our customers will always feel the relaxed family-oriented atmosphere they've helped us create by supporting us for over 3 decades.

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