On January 1st, 2017, Northwest Horticulture and Skagit Gardens successfully merged as one company, Skagit Horticulture, LLC. The new name represents the legacies of both companies: quality and diversity of product, unique market focus, strong facilities, deep relationships with developers and breeders, combined with talented and passionate employees.
Under the Skagit Horticulture umbrella, Skagit Gardens will continue to serve the independent garden center (IGC) segment. Northwest Horticulture will focus on the home store segment, and Etera will serve the commercial green roof industry. The young plant (plug) divisions will operate under the name Skagit Horticulture.
The combined company now operates greenhouse, container yards and open field production on four locations, including Western Washington, Eastern Washington and California. These unique climates offer a greater opportunity to propagate and grow plants where they perform best, and allow for opportunities to diversify product offerings.
“The merger of two recognized Northwest producers provides unique opportunities for us, and for our customers. We all are looking forward confidently toward a bright future”, said Mark Buchholz, president of the company.