Garden Trends Inc (GTI) has acquired Plantgem, an e-commerce store that sells hand-curated garden plant varieties from farmer-florists and breeders across the globe.
ROCHESTER, NY, December 08, 2022 /24-7PressRelease/ — Garden Trends Inc (GTI), the parent company of Harris Seeds, Ken-Bar Greenhouse Solutions, HopsHarvester, and Meristem Solutions, has acquired Plantgem, an e-commerce store that sells hand-curated garden plant varieties from farmer-florists and breeders across the globe.
“We’re thrilled to bring Plantgem under the GTI family of brands,” said GTI President and CEO Ken Wasnock. “Plantgem carved a niche audience of underserved customers in the agricultural industry and has done an excellent job creating a curated lifestyle brand that attracts modern gardeners. GTI is proud to have the opportunity to continue to serve this emerging market.”
In 2020, Plantgem co-founders and avid gardeners Julie Carson and Willow King saw an opportunity to modernize a simple, timeless hobby and make gardening more inclusive. They created Plantgem during the COVID pandemic when people turned to gardening as a form of therapy during times of uncertainty.
Thanks to its unique lineup of sought-after flower plants, seeds, and bulbs, Plantgem has seen an incredible growth trajectory. Their artful product selection, down-to-earth voice, relatable gardening tips, and contemporary branding drove thousands of new gardeners to learn how to grow a diverse range of plants.
“We are incredibly proud of Plantgem’s success and are eager for this next chapter in its history,” said Plantgem co-founder Willow King. “We look forward to gaining efficiencies from the infrastructure and business practices of an established organization like GTI while staying true to our core and sharing thoughtfully curated plant varieties with our customers.”
King and Carson will continue to lead the company, ensuring the heart of the business stays true to its original form.
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About Garden Trends Inc.
Garden Trends Inc. (GTI) is a progressive data-driven company with established roots in Rochester, NY, since 1879. GTI has earned an outstanding reputation for operational excellence, high-quality products, and unparalleled customer service. We represent a portfolio of respected companies and brands, including Harris Seeds, Plantgem, Ken-Bar, Hops Harvester, and Meristem Solutions.
Inspired by the bio-diversity of plants, Plantgem makes the hard-to-find but easy-to-grow gems available for the first time to the home gardener. You don’t want a garden that looks like everyone else; you want a garden that looks like you! Shop at www.plantgem.com.
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