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About Us

Family-owned business

About us

Who we are

For 100 years, American Plant has served as a popular garden center for the D.C. area, offering organic, earth-friendly gardening solutions as well as a strong family legacy of quality service and personal attention.

"Our grandfather built American Plant treating his customers like they were guests in his own home," says Brett Shorb, who co-owns the company with brothers Erik and Todd. "We're the third generation, and now that's second nature to all of us.

"With two retail stores located in Bethesda and a Landscape/Design/Build/Maintain division, a Container Garden Design Service and a Lifestyle Boutique—which offers indoor and outdoor containers, home décor, candles, and beauty products—American Plant has evolved into more than a Garden Center. While maintaining the company’s core values, Brett, Erik and Todd continue to expand the business and provide customers with something fresh each year. “We are a one-stop shopping destination with a wide selection of garden supplies, annuals, perennials, trees, and shrubs,” says Brett. “Our lifestyle boutique is the perfect gift destination and our greenhouses have exquisite orchids, houseplants, and creative custom arrangements.”

In addition to selling the most beautiful flowers, plants, trees, and shrubs, the Shorbs are committed to providing environmentally-friendly gardening solutions—they’ve been at the forefront of the industry’s environmental movement since taking the lead in 2000.

The journey so far!

American Plant’s knowledgeable and experienced in-house Landscape Design | Build | Maintain team works with customers looking to transform—or custom-create—outdoor spaces, turning visions into reality. We take an artistic approach to our Container Garden Design service – creating unique and personal container gardens for all seasons.

"A trip to American Plant should be an experience, not just an errand you have to run,” says Brett. “Our locations offer a piece of tranquility and excitement all wrapped up in one visit!”

“We treat our customers like they are guests in our own home.”

- Mr. Norman W. Shorb