Frank Yantorno and his sons, Brian and Kenny are 4th and 5th generation owners of the present day Center Greenhouse, Inc. in Denver Colorado. It all began in 1882 when, Pietro and Pasquelena Yantorno (Great-Grandparents of Frank) came to the U.S. from Calabria, Italy.
In 1889 Pietro (aka Pete Center) purchased the property that is now Center Greenhouse, Inc and began farming for a living. When Pietro's son August took over, he ran a truck farm until early 1950 at which time August and his sons; Pete, Frank Sr. and Carl started building greenhouses to grow cut carnations. By 1973, Frank and his cousin, Paul, began the conversion to bedding plants. Through the years, the family business has evolved into a state of the art growing facility for pre-finished liners and finished product. The pre-finished plugs and liners are shipped nationally through the leading industry brokers while the finished annuals, perennials, herbs, ornamental grasses and designer hanging baskets known as Power Flowers are sold in the Colorado and Southern Wyoming markets.
Top quality plant material and extraordinary customer service has earned Center Greenhouse the loyalty of the best independent garden centers, landscapers, golf courses, and cities in Colorful Colorado. All of this is accomplished with a dedicated and knowledgeable staff, many of whom have been with us for 20 years or more. The sales staff, known for their fun loving friendliness, expert advice, and utmost attention to each order will greet every customer that calls or visits.
Adding the Stepables line of perennial groundcovers to our large selection of perennials has given us a unique way of meeting the needs of the gardening public. Center Greenhouse has become the exclusive wholesale growers of Stepables liner and finished trays for Colorado and southern Wyoming. This line of durable perennials that can tolerate foot traffic, fills the desire to create beautiful outdoor living spaces.
Our facility speaks for itself with state of the art equipment and a highly knowledgeable production crew that takes pride in cleanliness, organization and attention to detail. Cutting edge technology allows our staff to track production, status and location of all crops.
Twice weekly availability sheets are faxed, emailed and posted to our website with current crop status and numbers. On our website you can find live availability and online ordering, to help make the ordering process easy and immediate.
Center Greenhouse is committed to the Colorado Green Industry by belonging to and serving on many of the state's horticulture organizations; Garden Centers of Colorado, Associated Landscape Contractors of Colorado, Plant Select, Colorado Nursery Greenhouse Association and the Colorado Proud program. In addition, we are also affiliated with numerous national associations including Ohio Florist Association, and Society of American Florist.
Center Greenhouse is an outstanding and well-known business in the community and we are proud to welcome garden centers, landscapers and growers to visit us any time.