Smith Gardens assumes operations of Skagit Horticulture

Apr 10, 2024
Smith Gardens assumes operations of Skagit Horticulture

Smith Gardens has acquired Skagit Horticulture’s inventory and assumes control of the Riverbend facility operating out of Mount Vernon, Washington. Operations at the Riverbend site will transition to Smith Gardens’ leadership.

The Riverbend site is the merged operations of the former Skagit Gardens founded in the 1960s and Etera/Northwest Horticulture formed in the 1990s. The facility includes 24 acres of greenhouse and 20 acres of outdoor production space. This will expand Smith Gardens’ capacity, allowing the company to continue its tradition of growing quality plants and a diverse product mix.

Smith Gardens is operated by fourth-generation owners Eric Smith, CEO, and Mark Smith, COO. Based in Bellingham, Washington, Smith Gardens employs up to 1,000 people in four greenhouse facilities in Washington, Oregon and California that service big-box retailers in the Pacific Northwest and Alaska. The company also owns Pacific Plug & Liner in Watsonville, California, which provides young plant liners to growers in North America.