About Us

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 the phone number above to let us know how we can better serve you.

Our customer care team includes:

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.

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.

Adrian, the Service Ambassador – Adrian has been with Martin’s for more than 20 years, and there is no one at Martin’s with a more inspiring smile or inviting chuckle.  Adrian enjoys helping customers and assisting his fellow staff, always with a positive attitude.  He is a true ambassador of service, hence his title.

Linda, the Fashionista – Coming from a background of having owned her own specialty store, this semi-retired maven of style lends her diverse experience and her energy to Martin Garden Center in inspirational ways, from teaching customers how to tend to Easter grass to helping customers find JUST the right color blooms.  Is it blue? Is it purple?  The correct answer according to Linda … it’s the color you decide.

Nancy, Miss Gardeness – In her retirement, Nancy has begun her “second career” at Martin Garden Center where she furthers her passion for gardening by focusing on customer service to our discerning clientele.  A Master Gardener, her chief interest is in perennials and the native flora of the Upstate.

Pat, Mother Earth – Pat is one of those early ones… She easily admits that she has loved gardening all her life. She strongly believes in growing organically and in growing native plants. A master gardener since 1995, Pat is a fountain of knowledge.  Having owned several small businesses, including monograming, garden design, BBQ and catering, she is a great resource at Martin Garden Center.  Her passionate hobby is raising monarchs and she often brings her newly hatched monarchs for a “nursery release”.  Pat often explains her belief in plant and animal consciousness and stands firm that “we are all connected”. Hence the very-fitting “Mother Earth” title.

Sally, Retail Guru – “Once I discovered Martin’s after relocating to Mauldin almost 20 years ago, I would shop and or look every other Friday, also known as pay day. Once my son was born I continued to shop until he became a toddler and all the expenses and activities set in. I reconnected at a time in life when my chosen career was being phased out in Corporate America.  My getting a job at Martin’s provided me the Happy Place I needed to transition into semi-retirement.”

Liz, Greenhouseologist –  “I’m 30 years old, going to college full time, and working as often as I can at Martin Garden Center. I am self taught and.. of course I have great co-workers to help me learn… Plant enthusiasts through Google. I really love my job and look forward to spending most of my time with the people I work with. I am a Coast Guard veteran, love spending time with my family, and look forward to what the future holds for me.”

Joan, Retail Plant Therapist – Joan and her husband moved to SC from Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania three years ago to be closer to their three grandsons, ages 4, 3,and 2. Little did Joan realize at the time that gardening in SC is ten months a year. She went from taking care of patients as a registered nurse to working at Martin’s and caring for plants. She loves container gardening, herbs, and perennials. Her favorite job is providing clients with ideas in the retail area and introducing them to our products.

Pat, Affectionately Known as “Pat Number Two” – Pat has been a Martin’s customer for many, many years and working at Martin’s has been on her “bucket list for a long time”. Pat was a nurse and an educator and when she retired, Pat continued her passion for life and learning by becoming a master gardener and joining the team at Martins. Now, she feels she has the best of all worlds. Joy! Life is good!

Bill, MANion (as opposed to Minion) – Bill lifts things up and puts them down. After a first career in Naval Aviation and a second career in web development and computer security,  his position at Martin’s focuses on manual labor. When he’s not at Martin’s, he’s likely to be at the United Ministries Adult Education program office helping folks achieve their GED. Or driving his beloved 911 through the WNC mountains.

Kay, Media Ma’am – This chronic gardener loves to share her master gardening knowledge and creativity with fellow plant addicts, always with an “every plant has a chance” attitude.  With a degree in computer science, she has owned several entrepreneurial businesses, so the role of webmaster, media specialist, and graphic designer comes easy. Kay is the public “face” of Martin Garden Center for newsletters, the website, press releases, and social media, so she considers herself the nursery’s “cheerleader” and loves this role. She’s so excited to be a part of this team, she wets her plants! Go MGC!

More bios on our latest team members coming soon!

 

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