Whether you are a grower or a independent garden center, we know how much planning it takes each year to select the right varieties, fill your greenhouses or benches, and nurture the plants until they are ready for consumer sales. Ultimately, your success depends on it. That's why at Pleasant View, we start planning years in advance of any growing/retail season and live it every day to assure you are successful and profitable.
Our goal is to provide you with the most innovative selection of branded plant products and to ensure that every one of your experiences with Pleasant View is easy, friendly, successful, and rewarding.
It all starts with the development of Proven Winners® and Proven Selections® varieties, bred to deliver outstanding garden performance, low maintenance, disease-resistance, and season-long color. Consumers nationwide have come to rely on our brands, so you can trust that growing/selling our branded material will yield a healthy profit for your business.
It's all about staying on top of current market trends with the development of new exclusive programs like our Edible and Fragrant Collections® which address consumer demands for premier, locally grown herbs. An exciting new addition to the program is a line of premier vegetables. It's a collection that is easy to grow and sure to sell.
For our grower customers, it's about providing the most flexible choice of liner solutions. Our extensive liner programs cover every situation and budget including early season starts, high volume production, fast turns, quick starts, and total solution-based kits that provide you with everything needed to finish a crop.
For our independent garden centers, it's about providing you with a season-long selection of finished material, the most popular varieties, the best color combinations, innovative containers and point-of-purchase displays, all backed by the Proven Winners brand--the most recognized brand in the nation today. Nothing sells faster than Proven Winners.
And finally, it's about maintaining a dynamic, personable relationship with our customers that arises from a total commitment of each and every person at Pleasant View. It encompasses every aspect of the company from product to operations, to customer service.
Henry & Jeff Huntington
For more than three decades, Pleasant View Gardens has been committed to providing growers and retail garden centers across American with the most innovative and highest quality lliner and finished plant material possible. We started as a small 3-house wholesale business which over the years has grown into one of New England’s largest wholesale greenhouse businesses.
Pleasant View Gardens was founded by Jon and Eleanor Huntington who started out managing a popular, family-owned fruit and vegetable stand in Connecticut that would attract customers from miles away each weekend. While vacationing in the beautiful New Hampshire countryside in 1976, Jon and Eleanor were presented with a business opportunity they couldn't resist. So in December of that same year, they purchased Pleasant View Gardens, what was then a small, 3-house wholesale foliage business located in Loudon, New Hampshire. At the time, building a nationally recognized liner and finished plant business and helping to create a leading plant brand were the furthest things from their minds. They simply wanted a better life and more opportunity for their family.
Over three decades later, Pleasant View Gardens has accomplished all that and more, and our focus remains where it always has been: providing the finest plants possible to fully satisfied customers wherever they are.
In 1992, we introduced the Proven Winners® brand with a bold vision to provide consumers with the very best. Over the past 20 years, our Proven Winners name has become well known for being the best, most unique, and highest performing plants in the marketplace. Along with our Proven Winners varieties, we also offer Proven Selections®, regional favorites that are ideal for gardeners in the North Central and Northeastern parts of the country.
Today, under the leadership of Jon and Eleanor’s sons, Henry and Jeff , Pleasant View Gardens boasts two facilities covering nearly 30 acres, including 14 acres under cover and 14 acres of outdoor production. We employ more than 120 full-time and grow to more than 250 in the busy season. At our peak, we produce over 4,000 trays of plant material per day.
Through the years we’ve seen growth across all corners of the business. We’ve researched, experimented with and grown millions of plants so that only the very healthiest and hardiest assortments are available from our greenhouses. We’ve become an industry pioneer in energy and labor savings, making that a core component of everything we do.
Along the way we’ve marked many milestones including:
1976 Purchase Pleasant View Gardens in Loudon, NH, with 3 greenhouses and 10 employees serving local florists through 100% walk-in trade.
1981 Began liner sales through the broker network and began boxing and shipping our product by air and truck outside New England.
1992 Founding partner of Proven Winners, America’s #1 plant brand.
1998 Bought 17 acres of a reclaimed gravel pit in Pembroke, NH, and built a seven bay greenhouse.
2000 Join with Proven Winners partners in Plant 21, a breeder of new plant genetics.
2002 Together with the Proven Winners partners, purchase Ticoplant, an offshore stock facility in Costa Rica.
2004 Introduce innovative programs like Enhanced Liners, Fast Tracks™, Plant & Ship™ and Pre-Finished that help customers cut crop times by as much as 50%.
2008 Install one of the industry’s first biomass burners, reducing oil dependency and cutting heating costs by up to 85%.
2009 The Pick-Up Yard opens, giving customers fast, convenient access to quality plant material including annuals, perennials, grasses, shrubs and herbs.
Continued expansion of state-of-the-art growing facilities:
Today Pleasant View has two facilities covering nearly 30 acres, including 14 acres under cover and 14 acres of outdoor production. We employ more than 120 full-time and grow to more than 250 in the busy season. At our peak, we produce over 4,000 trays per day.