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Serving California for 130 Years

Gardening Without 

We strive to take the Guesswork Out of Gardening® by providing our communities with the best horticultural knowledge, the best assortment of quality plants and garden related products that thrive in our unique climate, and thoughtful customer service. We are proud to be an employee-owned company that has served California for 130 years.

We have 29 retail garden centers throughout California that are safe-haven for all walks of life. Our garden centers are filled with garden inspiration and our Associates are there to help. Our Associates are passionate about gardening, helping people and will help you choose plants that work for your garden, give you tips for success and answer all your questions. We are so committed to your garden success that all Armstrong trees and shrubs are guaranteed for life.

Armstrong Associate Pruning Armstrong Rose

In addition to our garden centers, we offer full-service landscape services that range from at-home landscape designs, planting services, to complete landscape installations that can include lighting, outdoor kitchens and more. We can assist in customizing a landscape service to need your needs.

Whether you're a beginning gardener looking to plant your first vegetable garden, getting your first houseplant for your bedroom or have been gardening for years and are looking for a very specific plant you can't find anywhere else - we're here for you. Let us take the guesswork out of gardening so you can focus on enjoying your garden.

Shrubs in Armstrong store

Vision Statement

Inspiring healthy, beautiful communities by connecting people and plants.

Mission Statement

We strive to take the guesswork out of gardening by providing horticultural expertise, exceptional service, and the best quality plants and products. We are passionate gardeners cultivating a welcoming environment for all to learn and be inspired.

Armstrong Garden Centers store in the 1950s


It all began in 1889 when John Armstrong got off the train in sunny California and purchased a few acres of property to grow Eucalyptus and Olive trees. He started a legacy of horticultural expertise.

Armstrong Growers field with blooming poppies and a greenhouse

Armstrong Grown

Armstrong growers most of our annuals, perennials, vegetables, herbs and poinsettias to ensure we have the best quality and selection for the California communities we serve.

The Armstrong Associates at Newport Beach California


If you love helping people, love plants, and want to serve your community join our team. We are here to provide the best local, horticultural expertise while taking the guesswork out of gardening.

Armstrong Associate in the succulent section of an Armstrong store

Employee Ownership 

Armstrong Garden Centers is employee-owned and operated. Our Employee Stock Ownership Plan allows you to earn stocks through what we call sweat equity.

Armstrong store with tables of pansies and Armstrong roses

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Armstrong Garden Centers serves California with 29 retail stores throughout San Diego, Orange and Los Angeles Counties.