We couldn’t feel more honored! Atlantic Avenue Orchid & Garden has been recognized as an exemplary garden center by, not one, but two national horticultural industry publications! We have been awarded a “Revolutionary 100 Garden Center” by Today’s Garden Center magazine as well as named a “Top 100 Independent Garden Center” by Garden Center magazine.
Both magazines require a comprehensive review for consideration. Garden Center magazine’s Top 100 is mainly based on revenue, while Today’s Garden Center’s Revolutionary 100 Awards focuses on recognizing the most innovative retail garden centers – for their commitment to creating a customer experience that sets their operation apart from the rest. They look at areas such as customer and community service, management philosophy, marketing, use of technology, purchasing and profitability. This designation is not bestowed upon just any garden center! This elite national group of 100 becomes a resource for discussing industry trends and benchmarking ideas to share within the industry throughout the year. We are very proud to be recognized by both of these publications and are extremely honored to be ranked with the best of the best in our industry!
We never would have received these honors if it wasn’t for our wonderful customers! Thank you for supporting us.
Part of what makes us revolutionary is the acclaimed orchids and orchid arrangements that started the business decades ago. The 5,000 square foot greenhouse is a real treat for visitors especially during this cold and dreary part of the year. “When our outdoor gardens are looking gray there are always gorgeous blooms waiting inside our greenhouse to perk up the inside of the home.” Says Millie Lee, co-owner & founder. “Now is actually an orchid’s prime-season.” The greenhouse is also home to an abundance of lush tropical house plants and skilled designers that create unrivaled container arrangements in pots of all shapes, colors & sizes. These arrangements are so beautiful in fact, they’ve even graced the tables inside the Governor’s Mansion.
At the end of this month during our annual Orchid Open House (Jan. 31 – Feb. 1) customers will have the best selection of the year to choose from! Atlantic Avenue Orchid & Garden will also host Graham Wood from the award-winning Lehua Orchids of Hawaii for a talk on lady slipper orchids.
Other qualities that were including in making us revolutionary is the garden center’s great selection of pond supplies, landscape plants, our knowledgeable staff members, our corporate plant leasing & maintenance program as well as our generous donations to the community.