Shades of Green, Inc., a full-service, family owned and operated garden center, is celebrating their 25th and 20th anniversaries – 25 years in Frisco, and 20 years at their location at 7401 Coit Road.
Established in 1977 in College Station, Shades of Green relocated to Frisco in 1994, occupying a large yellow Quonset-style barn on the northeast corner of Lebanon and Preston Road, a site now occupied by Bank of the Ozarks. In 1999, with Preston Road real estate prices climbing, they began searching for a new home. They found it on the farmstead of Mary Standerfer Griffin, whose family had owed the acreage for over a hundred years. Coit was a white gravel road at the time and the farmhouse and land were outside the city limits.
In the years since, the property has been transformed from family farm into a vibrant local business selling trees, shrubs, flowers, herbs, vegetables, succulents, houseplants, pottery, organic fertilizers, soil, compost, mulch, and more. Shades of Green offers advice, landscape design and installation by certified professionals, and a large selection of healthy, hardy plants. They specialize in native perennials and adapted species proven to thrive in the often harsh conditions of Collin County and North Texas. As they like to say, “We’re from here, so we know what grows best here.”
For a generation of Frisco residents, Shades of Green has consistently lived up to its slogan of, “The right place for the right plants.”
To celebrate their milestones, Shades of Green is hosting an Anniversary Party on Saturday, March 23 with an official cake cutting ceremony at 11:30 am. They’ll serve cake, cookies, and punch all day, and invite both new and long-time customers to stop by. Those who opt to shop that day may take advantage of their 25/20 Anniversary Sale. Purchase any tree priced $25 or more and save 20%!
For more information about Shades of Green’s history, click here.