We Inspire and Educate The Gardener Within
At Botanical Interests our goal is to inspire and educate the gardener in you. That is why, since 1995 we have been supplying gardeners with the highest quality seed in the most beautiful and informative seed packets on the market. Curtis and Judy started Botanical Interests because they believed that gardeners were not getting the information they needed from their seed packets. Their desire for more information along with their passion for spreading gardening wisdom led them to create a unique seed packet that is not only beautiful, but is also filled with facts, tips, recipes and quality seed.
When they realized that the venerable tradition of American families passing their gardening lore, techniques and even secrets from generation to generation was fading, Curtis and Judy knew they had to help preserve all that knowledge. “At Botanical Interests, we’re helping people reconnect with some of that lost art,” Judy says. Every Botanical Interests seed packet is designed to help gardeners succeed and create their own traditions. Featuring gorgeous botanical artists’ renderings of each variety, every packet provides a wealth of information, inside and out. “I like to say that we’re a gardening education company that just happens to sell seeds,” Curtis says. “Our packets are like mini-encyclopedias, full of information to inspire and assist every type of gardener.”
Botanical Interests has grown significantly since its humble beginnings in Curtis and Judy’s spare bedroom. In 1995 Botanical Interests began selling seed to Independent Garden Centers. In 2008 Botanical Interests expanded their offerings and started shipping seeds directly to customers. Today, you can find Botanical Interests seeds available at independent garden centers, hardware stores, and gourmet grocers throughout the United States, or you can order direct. Even as Botanical Interests has grown, it still retains its family-owned environment and small business charm. On any given day you are likely to find a playful dog or two running about the halls, which is just one of the many ways you know you have arrived at a special company. “We want our employees to enjoy working here as much as we do,” says Judy. It’s important that they are happy and take pride in their work, it makes all the difference.”
The values that helped guide the business in its infancy still ring true. Service, quality and attention to detail are all part of “business as usual” at this one of a kind business filled with passionate employees and like-minded gardeners.