BY TRISHA SAKHUJA
Garden World of Flushing is a large supplier of everything you need to keep your garden looking healthy and colorful for the past 65 years.
Christopher Leicht, the owner, said the secret to their success is a combination of a few factors: the quality of their products, the service they provide, the selection of flowers and trees they offer, the friendless of their staff and their affordable prices.
“All of those items, when you add them all together, lead to a 65 year tradition,” Leicht said. “We are friendly to all and we offer products that everyone is looking for.”
To add to the longstanding tradition of Garden World, Leicht was proud to mention their recent acquisition of Keil Brothers, a garden center and nursery in Bayside that recently went out of business.
This gives Garden World the opportunity to offer an expanded selection in the garden center, nursery, greenhouse and florist shop, he said.
Over the years, Leicht said they have been very consistent in selling an array of gardening supplies, with a large nursery to choose from and many accessories for plant lovers and amateur gardeners.
“It’s one of the largest garden centers in all of Queens,” he said. “We have everything you would need to be a gardener. We buy from all over the country to find the best items at the best prices.”
Leicht said they sell trees, house plants, fertilizers, tools, grass seeds, pottery, cleaning supplies, watering goods, gardening ornaments and chemicals.
As a bonus, he said they also sell propane gas and run a full-service floral shop.
While customers shop at Garden World, Leicht said it is important they ask questions to the knowledgeable and friendly staff.
Because of the age of the Internet, Garden World runs a large ecommerce website where it becomes accessible to buy their products from any location.
“Garden World sells all over the country,” he said. “We have also done some business overseas.”
In addition to their website, Leicht said they also do business on eBay.com and Amazon.com.
“We are always looking for more ways to make it easier for people to buy our products,” he said.
As for the evolving neighborhood, Leicht said Flushing has become very diverse with many families from Asian, European and Hispanic descent.
Regardless of the demographics of the neighborhood, Leicht said “the community at large has been good to us.”
“They’ve all been loyal and we appreciate their loyalty,” he said.
One way that Garden World likes to thank their customers, Leicht said, is by offering the Garden World Bloomers Club card, which is a membership program for their most loyal customers to receive discounts, reward points and special shopping incentives.
As for the future, Leicht said they are here to stay and will continue to serve the community.
“We look forward to serving them the next 20, 30, 40 and 50 years,” he said.
Garden World, located at Francis Lewis Blvd. and 46th Ave., is open seven days a week, from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m.
To learn more about Garden World, visit www.igardenworld.com or www.nygardenworld.com.
Reach Trisha Sakhuja at (718) 357-7400, Ext. 128, firstname.lastname@example.org, or @Tsakhuja13.