About Us

Our Philosophy

Your gardens and backyards fulfill so many desires: they are personal retreats, places to relax and enjoy time with family and friends, and peaceful ways to enjoy the beauty of nature. We believe that your outdoor spaces should reflect your values and vision.

That’s why we select and grow only the healthiest, highest quality plants for you.

We know that the joy in gardening comes from seeing your outdoor space thrive and come alive over time.  The best path to success in your outdoor space is to start with healthy plants. As horticultural craftsmen with more than 90 years of experience, we are committed to excellence at all stages of plant care. Our ambition is to help every plant—and every gardener—Grow Beautifully®.

Our Plants

We work with breeders and plant developers from around the world to choose the best varieties. We look for pest and disease resistance, improved color or fragrance, longer blooming times, drought tolerance, and other features we know home gardeners need. We grow more than 3,800 varieties of plants with over 300 exclusive plant patents. From trees, flowering shrubs, hedges, and all kinds of conifers, to grasses, succulents, edibles, perennials, and annuals, our selection includes plants for every landscape need and every region. All are chosen and nurtured with your landscape in mind.

Find out more about our plants.

Exclusive Plant Introductions

We have been working with the best plant breeders in the United States and around the world for more than 50 years. We have more than 300 exclusive plant introductions because breeders trust us to grow their plants beautifully and bring them to market unlike any other grower.

Many fantastic introductions over the years have come from homeowners with an observant eye for the unusual and unique plants that grow in their gardens. If you have bred or found a new plant, we would love to help you bring it to other homes in the United States and around the world. Fill out the form below and send us some pictures, and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible.

Our Craftsmen

We call ourselves Craftsmen because the term refers to people who use their hearts, minds, and hands to produce beauty. The craftsmanship comes from pouring our passion and years of expertise into each plant to Grow Beautifully®. Our Craftsmen know their work continues until each plant is successfully growing in your landscape. We share our knowledge and love for plants with gardeners of every skill level. You can find helpful advice and information from our Craftsmen in our trusted plant catalog, on our Grow Beautifully® blog, and on our plant labels.

Many of our Craftsmen build long careers at Monrovia, achieving expert knowledge so that you can have confidence that your plant was nurtured and grown by the best.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.  We are also an Equal Opportunity Employer of Individuals with Disabilities and Protected Veterans.

Why Monrovia?

It’s easy to spot Monrovia plants at the garden center–not just because of our recognizable green pots, but you’ll immediately see how lush and healthy they are. But it’s what is going on inside that pot that makes a difference. Each of the 4,000 plant varieties we grow is nurtured in a customized soil mix that helps develop a strong root system. Mycorrhizae are added to the soil mix–this is a “good fungus” that helps the roots absorb moisture and nutrients from the soil. Monrovia’s healthy plants will flourish in your garden and make you a more successful gardener.

Monrovia has introduced hundreds of improved plant varieties that are bred to be more pest and disease resistant and/or with improved characteristics such as increased flower or fruit production, or unique color or shape. The best breeders from around the globe choose Monrovia to grow their latest fabulous plants.

Like the new Bountiful Blue® Blueberry, winner of “Best Edible Plant” award at a recent horticulture trade show. It produces a huge crop of sweet berries and its blue-tinged foliage is stunning in the garden. Or the Angel Red® Pomegranate, a rare variety that bears an abundance of soft-seeded, large, bright red fruit in early September, preceded by a profusion of orange flowers all summer. Our Gardenias are grafted onto root stock that is nematode resistant, that tolerates poor soils and is better at taking up soil nutrients. We are constantly seeking ways to discover better plants, grow them with care in our nutrient-rich soil and ship them to the garden centers at their peak of health…all to ensure greater success for gardeners. For monthly ideas and inspiration, visit www.monrovia.com and sign up for the plant savvy newsletter.