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Gardens Alive Overview

Greendale, IN
1001 to 5000 employees
Company - Private
$100 to $500 million (USD) per year

Gardens Alive – Why Work For Us?

Gardens Alive! is one of the country's leading mail order companies dedicated to biological control of garden pests. We offer organic and environmentally friendly lawn and garden products for today's gardener.

Gardens Alive!®, Inc. provides home gardening solutions and more direct to the consumer through a family of catalog and online brands. In fact, we are proud to be one of the largest distributors of gardening products serving the United States and Canada. Gardens Alive! grows and ships millions of plants, seeds, trees & bulbs on an annual basis, our brands offering exclusive and specialty plant varieties grown both directly as well as sourced through our corporate partners in Holland and elsewhere. We also offer a full line of environmentally responsible fertilizer, weed control and pest relief products under the Gardens Alive! brand name.

Our brands include:
Spring Hill Nursery®
Henry Field’s Seed & Nursery Co.
Gardens Alive! ®
Gurney's® Seed & Nursery Co.
K.Van Bourgondien & Sons
Michigan Bulb® Co.

Gardens Alive also owns and operates a number of non-horticultural brands, featuring puzzles, games, home decor, linens and apparel. These product lines ship across the United States, Canada, Europe and Australia:


Gardens Alive!™ offers high quality lawn and garden products that work with nature. In using our products you may feel confident that you are doing your part in protecting the environment. At the same time, you will be maintaining a beautiful and healthy lawn or garden that will be the envy of your friends and neighbors.

Lawn Care 

  • Grass Seed
  • Insect & Pest control
  • Lawn Fertilizer
  • Tools & Aids

Insect & Pest Control 

  • Beneficial Insects
  • Garden Insect Control
  • Pest Control

Weed Control


  • Container Gardening
  • Cover Crops
  • Covers/Tunnels
  • Disease/Weed Control
  • Seed Starting Systems
  • Vegetable Aids
  • Vegetable Fertilizer
  • Vegetable Plants
  • Vegetable Seeds


  • Blackberry Plants
  • Blueberry Plants
  • Cherries
  • Fruit Tree Food & Fertilizer
  • Houseplants
  • Other Fruits
  • Raspberry Plants
  • Strawberry Plants

Home Solutions

  • Composting
  • Household Cleaners
  • Household Pest & Insect Control
  • Household Plant Care
  • Kitchen & Harvest Aids
  • Pet Nutrition & Health
  • Water & Pond Care

Gardens Alive Reviews

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    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Gardens Alive full-time


    The people that you work with are good with you.


    Does not pay competitive wage.
    To busy reacting to plan ahead.

    Advice to Management

    Once a course is chosen mantain it. Don't forget to check it is being followed.

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Gardens Alive Photos

Gardens Alive photo of: Breck's Bulbs from Holland
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Gardens Alive photo of: Happiness held is the seed. Happiness shared is the flower. – John Harrigan
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Gardens Alive Interviews



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    Customer Service Representative Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Lawrenceburg, IN
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview


    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Gardens Alive (Lawrenceburg, IN) in January 2012.


    Fill out application and you are hired, if you fit into their schedule.


    There is no negotiation

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