Who is Guilford Garden Center?
Guilford Garden Center first opened it’s doors in it’s present location in 1989, although we have been in business in the Guilford College area since 1961. From then until the present day our goal has been simple, to provide you with the range of landscape goods and plant materials you need to fit your gardening lifestyle. Our qualified garden staff is here to accomodate your needs in a fun and friendly atmosphere (yes, we really do believe that gardening should be fun!), while providing you the knowledge you need to fulfill your gardening aspirations.
Where is Guilford Garden Center?
We are located on the corner of Hunt Club Rd. and Milner Dr. between the Guilford College Bank of America and Quaker Village shopping center in Greensboro, NC.
From the East:
Take I-40W to the Guilford College/ Jamestown exit. Turn Right onto Guilford College Rd. Cross Market St. Turn Right on Hunt Club Rd. Guilford Garden Center is on your Left.
From the West:
Take I-40E to the Guilford College/ Jamestown exit. Turn Right onto Guilford College Rd. Cross Market St. Turn Right onto Hunt Club Rd. Guilford Garden Center is on your Left.
From Downtown Greensboro:
Take Friendly Avenue W. Turn Left on Milner Drive (between Boston Market & Cass Jewelers) Turn Right on Hunt Club Rd. Guilford Garden Center is on your Right
From High Point:
Take Eastchester Drive (Rte. 68) to Wendover Avenue E. Take Guilford College exit Turn Left on College Rd. Cross Market St. Turn Right on Hunt Club Rd. Guilford Garden Center is on your Left.
Who works at Guilford Garden Center?
Since 1973 Chuck, aka “the fat boy”, has worked at Guilford Garden Center. He is the proud owner of the establishment, and with a business degree as well as many many years of horticultural experience he knows his way around a garden center pretty good! Chuck has a wonderful habit of being able to remember almost all his customers’ names, and of course he usually has a corny joke for any occasion. If you want to talk to somebody about some yard work you need taken care of Chuck’s your man. He’ll be happy to work out the details with you, or if you just need some advice he can help you there too.
Having been a former partner at Scott’s Seed, David has a vast wealth of horticultural knowledge to share with his customers. Be it a matter of which product is the right one to treat a particular pest, or how to go about setting up a pond or water feature, there’s very few questions that can stump Dave. Of course if you do manage to stump him, you can be sure he’ll do some research to find the answer you need!
Nan hasn’t always been in the horticulture business. In fact she used to be in the food sector, but it’s safe to say that she has certainly found her place now! Nan is the main buyer for all the unique gift items we carry here at Guilford Garden Center, and she has an eye for finding the unusual. She also takes care of our Annuals and Perennials. There aren’t too many Perennials Nan isn’t aware of, and she’s definitely the go-to person when it comes to looking for an annual or perennial that will work in a certain spot, so if your looking for just the right plant for your situation,or that special gift item, come on by and talk to her, she’ll be happy to point you in the right direction.
Mike works part time with our company, but don’t let that fool you, he knows his plants! Mike has worked in the garden industry for several years and has a great working knowledge of what works well in our area and what doesn’t. Mike is a great source of information if you need to figure out good companion plants for a certain area of your yard, or for that matter if you just need some ideas for a brand new natural area. Whether it’s a shady spot or a sunny one, he’ll be able to tell you what’s right for your situation.
For several years now Cornelius has worked here at Guilford Garden Center in our landscape services division, and before that with another landscape company. Cornelius’ landscape experience allows him to know exactly what needs done in a yard to make it “shine”. From small clean up jobs to large plantings Corny is able to tackle them all with quality workmanship backed by practical knowledge. If you need an area of your yard spruced up but don’t want to do it yourself come on in and talk to us, and Corny will have it looking right in no time.
Having worked in the construction industry before joining us here at Guilford Garden Center, Lyon has been a great asset in our landscaping division. The knowledge he gained in that industry has lent itself well to the way he carries out his landscape maintenance jobs. So be it a small landscaping task or a large one, he will make sure you get your yard looking the way you want it.
Chris a graduate of UNCG, works with us full time in the spring and Saturdays in the winter months. He has learned a lot about the green industry since coming on board with us, and his thirst for knowledge is infectious. If you need help with your plants he will be more than happy to assist you, and if he’s not sure of the correct answer you can rest assured he’ll find out for you!
To this day we haven’t managed to work out why Mondo was ever hired in the first place. He’s lazy, and spends most of his day laying on the counter getting in the way. He also can be moody sometimes and has been known to occasionally moan at customers. He spends far too much time eating instead of doing something useful. None of these things seem like very good traits for an employee in the retail sector, but yet we still keep him around!