Gardener’s Supply Co. acquires Rolling Green Nursery
Gardener’s Supply Co. is acquiring its fifth garden center, Rolling Green Nursery based in Greenland, New Hampshire.
Rolling Green Nursery has provided plant material and horticultural advice throughout southern New Hampshire for more than 45 years.
“When we decided it was time to transition our business, it was essential that we found a partner committed to the same values that have sustained us all these years,” owners Beth and Rick Simpson said. “We’re excited to transition the business to a great company like Gardener’s Supply.”
Beth and Rick said they wanted Rolling Green Nursery to continue as a locally owned garden center, and selling to an employee-owned company created an opportunity to make that happen.
“We have had a longstanding relationship with the team from Gardener’s Supply Com. and we felt this was a natural fit for both our team and our community,” they said. “Gardener’s Supply’s giving culture, reputation for quality products, and sustainable business practices were right in line with what’s important to us. Our goal was to have the garden center continue for the employees who helped build it and the people who have depended on it.”
Beth and Rick will reportedly continue working at the garden center, supporting the transition through the spring and fall seasons. Mark Savitsky, vice president of retail for Gardener’s Supply, says the company will look to build on the reputation the Simpsons have established.
“We’re going to continue to do what works best for the Greenland community, and look to expand our offerings where it makes sense, specifically in indoor plants and gardening tools. Each of our garden centers is as unique as the community in which it operates. Beth and Rick have built a very successful business, well-respected for its quality plant material, horticultural knowledge, and expert advice. We’ll learn from what they’ve done, and bring some of our unique strengths to the garden center, such as online purchasing, innovative and exclusive gardening products, and an employee-owned culture.”
Rolling Green Nursery employees, who have over 200 years of combined gardening knowledge and expertise, will become employee-owners of Gardener’s Supply Co. Additional staff will be hired in for the spring season to ensure customers continue to get the personal attention that has been the secret to Rolling Green’s success.
“Really, our goal is to supply healthy plants, always provide accurate information and outstanding customer service, and share a place that inspires gardeners,” says Beth. These are the same goals that have been at the core of Gardener’s Supply Co.’s mission since 1983.