Our Roots
Colonial Gardens was established in 1964 by Carl Korbel
and Elizabeth Klaus. It was orginally known as Colonial Garden
Center. During the 3 years it was owned by Mr. Korbel,
the store consisted of a small section that is now our
cash register room. In 1967 it was purchased by Stan
Schmidt and Phil Spinelli. It was operated as a partnership
until 1969 when Mr. Schmidt became the sole owner. A
year later, the business was incorporated as Colonial Garden
Center, Inc. Early products included houseplants, terrariums,
produce, annuals, perrenials, shrubs, bagged soils, and mulch.

In the 1970's the middle barn room, lower gift shop, florist
area, and warehouse were constructed. In October of '76
our florist branch in Pottstown was opened on High Street,
across from the Hill School. Both stores became known
as Colonial Gardens. The 70's included an expansion into
gifts, lawn care products, tools, chemicals, and fresh flowers.
Landscaping also became a significant part of the store from
the early 70's until the 80's when it was discontinued again
until the the early 90's.

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