English Gardens opened its doors in 1954 with a single store in Dearborn Heights. Today, 10 second-generation owners oversee the day-to-day operations of seven retail stores and a Landscaping Company which offers full-service, award-winning design and installation, and interior and exterior decorating for the holidays.
English Gardens is a nursery, garden center, florist and seasonal Christmas Center with stores in Clinton Twp., Ann Arbor, Brighton, Dearborn Heights, East Pointe, Royal Oak/Troy and West Bloomfield. The family-owned business ranks among the top nursery business retailers in the nation and is consistently voted THE BEST by readers of The Detroit News.
The year-round inventory allows a green-thumbed browser or a gift-buyer to plan and prepare for the planting season even in the dead of winter. During Spring, English Gardens bursts with the area's largest selection of annuals, perennials, roses, trees and shrubs, as well as fertilizers, chemicals, hand tools, fountains, garden art and patio furniture.
English Gardens continually expands its product selection. A team of buyers seek out the most creative artisans and suppliers throughout the nation and the world for new and intriguing decorative pieces. In fact, it's no coincidence that an English Gardens sales floor looks as thoughtful as a home interior: today's carefully tended garden is an extension of an individual's home. At English Gardens, the merchandise and services meld interior and exterior decorating. Every season, for example, brings a new theme and a new look to featured items. Harvest time finds the stores laden with new ideas for utilizing mums and pansies, as well as cornstalks, hay bales and gourds.
For the holiday season, each store is transformed into a spectacular Christmas Center, featuring nearly 20 theme trees, and virtually everything needed to decorate a home for the season, from fresh-cut and pre-lit artificial Christmas trees to lights, trims, ornaments and giftware.
"GOOD ADVICE TO GROW ON"
English Gardens places a high emphasis on providing gardening and decorating advice for customers. Weekly free seminars held at each store explore areas such as flower arranging, caring for perennials, landscape design and house plant care. Free "plantscriptions" help a customer diagnose problems with trees, shrubs, plants or lawns.
English Gardens full-service florist offers fresh-cut and silk flowers; custom-designed floral arrangements for all occasions and events; gifts and home accessories; as well as daily delivery throughout Metro Detroit and Ann Arbor; and world-wide floral delivery through Teleflora service.
"House calls" are a major year-round part of services offered by English Gardens. The landscape company services business customers as well as homeowners with award-winning design and installation. Dedicated to offering professional design and installation of quality landscape projects, English Gardens does it all -- from new landscaping to renovation and revitalization of existing landscape.
The company consistently is recognized for outstanding design and installation from local, state and national organizations, and received 16 awards in 2008.
For the holidays, English Gardens will create extraordinary decorating and lighting, both indoors or outdoors for residential and commercial clients.
English Gardens selects all plants and products with the greatest care, and guarantees 100% satisfaction on everything sold. Providing outstanding customer service and "the best of gardening and home decorating" has been, and will continue to be, the foundation of English Gardens growth and success.