In 2005, Julie Johnson purchased five GardenMart locations (now Gooseberry Creek Garden Center) from her former boss Mike. Since then, the business has grown, moved locations, opened and closed stores, added many, many team members and is still going strong.
Julie and her husband, Scott, have put their time and passion into making this business grow and thrive, and it has become a full family operation. Scott, Julie's mother, Kathy, and her son, Justin, are Operations Managers and are ever-present in the garden centers. You'll also see a lot of her niece, Kaylee, who joined the team in 2016 as Marketing Director and Regional Manager. She also has three other children, a nephew, and her father, Oscar, who all help in various aspects of the business.
In addition to the family support, she has a large number of associates who return each year to enthusiastically maintain the highest quality flowers in central Indiana.
Gooseberry Creek Garden Center provides top quality plants for beautiful, long-lasting gardens. We work with our customers to build relationships and make shopping at GCGC a fun, meaningful experience.
In our now 16 years of business, customer service has become a top priority. Plain and simple, we want to take care of our customers. They come to us for the best plants and the most knowledgeable staff and we take pride in fulfilling that. At GCGC, customer service comes second only to plant care. We want to be the one place people come back to, so we try hard to build lasting relationships based on trust and service.
There are many growers out there, but only one makes the cut when it comes to partnering with us. We only want to work with a grower who uses the best seeds and vegetative cuttings, and we have found the perfect company to do that. At Brower Greenhouses, Inc. (based in Hudsonville, MI), plants are grown slow and cold all winter long, perfect for our long, tough growing seasons. Julie has continued to partner with Brower Greenhouses, Inc., the same grower who provided quality product to her predecessor, for 15+ years and she hasn't looked back.
As the flower world changes, we change with it. We keep up with yearly trends, providing you with the most up-to-date knowledge on the plants we offer. We've also been growing on Facebook and Instagram, keeping you in the loop by the minute. Julie and the entire staff are more committed than ever to elevating the guest experience and look forward to serving you and inspiring a new generation of gardeners! Remember, YOUR BEAUTIFUL GARDEN BEGINS HERE