In this third generation of owners, we carry on the tradition built for over 50 years of serving the Upstate with quality indoor and outdoor plants, and garden accessories. We want to provide you with the best customer service possible. Please contact us at 864-277-1818 to let us know how we can better serve you.
Meet the Team:
Reggie, CIO – As the Chief Inspiration Officer (CIO) at Martin Garden Center, Reggie promotes creating “things of beauty.” Her specialty is shade garden combination plantings and incorporating unique specimens into landscape plans. Herb’n gardening makes her toes tingle and she insists that she never met a Basil she didn’t like. Making Martin Garden Center into a Greenville destination is her goal.
Scott, Facilities Manager and the Tree Dude – From his background running tree farms, Scott adds amazing tree and shrub knowledge and experience to Martin Garden Center. Furthermore, as the Facilities Manager at Martin Garden Center, he is the glue (and the spit and the bubblegum and duct tape) that keeps everything together. Thanks to Scott, the years of cascading equipment failures has ended, and our operations now proceed smoothly. Tree Dude and Smooth Operator … who could ask for more?
Sam, Operations Manager – Sam comes to us with a background in Biology and Plant Evolutionary Biology. Basically, he’s a plant nerd. He can help you understand everything you need to know to successfully grow plants of all kinds. While he specializes in orchids, Sam really knows his stuff in a wide variety of all species of plants. Sam helps people identify their own relationships with plants.
Bobby, Greenhouse Manager – Bobby consistently receives the “Most Helpful” award at Martin Garden Center. When others need help, Bobby is almost always the first to respond and sometimes is the only one to respond. Bobby has a passion for plants, owning many at his home and adding regularly from Martin Garden Center and other shopping venues. His creativity in designing homes as his side job helps him design with plants at Martin Garden Center and for that we are all thankful.
Mary Beth, Chief Creative Officer – Creating living designs is Mary Beth’s passion. She enjoys inspiring novice and seasoned gardeners to try new and different plants to enhance their garden. You can generally find her up to her derriere in potting soil or explaining watering 101 to new customers who don’t always understand how imperative it is to not water their new shrub daily when it’s hot. She believes that you must have a sense of humor to be a good gardener … or to work with those who are. She is also the lead landscape designer for Martin Garden Center. And while she only works part time and seasonally, she still is our go to.
Emily, Shrub Master – For almost 10 years, Emily has been an incredibly talented designer at Martin Garden Center. From amazing landscapes to gorgeous pot-ups, from wreaths (who can forget her white collection of 2020) to porch pots, Emily knows design. Now as the Shrub Master, Emily takes care of one of our largest departments, but is still available for design consultations for those customers requiring a little Emily magic.
Bec, Perennials Manager. The Bec is back. Despite leaving for a better paying job in the air conditioning, Bec has returned to resume her role in Perennials … at least for now. Bec always has a smile on her face, which makes her a wonderful customer support specialist.
In Memorium …Pat, Mother Earth – December of 2021, we said goodbye to Pat, our Mother Earth, as she succumbed to cancer. Pat loved gardening all her life. She strongly believed in growing organically and in growing native plants. A master gardener since 1995, Pat was a fountain of knowledge. Having owned several small businesses, including monograming, garden design, BBQ and catering, she was a great resource at Martin Garden Center. One of her passionate hobbies was raising monarchs and she often brought her newly hatched monarchs for a “nursery release.” Pat believed in plant and animal consciousness and stands firm that “we are all connected”. Hence the very-fitting “Mother Earth” title. Gone but not forgotten.