the gardener's resource since 1943
In 1943 our founder William Green purchased McCaughey Feed & Coal Co and Primex Garden Center was born. He operated a feed mill and coal company serving the farms and homeowners in the region. Our location near the train tracks facilitated bulk deliveries of feed and coal directly into grain silos located where our nursery currently sits. As the region developed so did our business, in 1956 we opened our newly built store where it still stands. By this point, William’s son Gordon had joined his father in business. As interest in home gardening grew, so did our offerings. The houseplant boom of the 70s drew us further into the plant business, and in 1985 we built our first greenhouse. By this time David Green, William’s grandson, was working by his father’s and grandfather’s sides. Throughout the 90s and early 2000s, we were able to acquire some adjoining properties and continue to expand our parking, facilities, and offerings, particularly in the live plant departments.
Primex Garden Center is now in its fourth generation of Green family ownership. It has established itself as the leading resource for garden supplies, plants, and expertise in the Philadelphia region. We offer a wide selection of organic and conventional garden solutions, soils and amendments, mulches, and watering supplies in addition to two fully stocked tropical houseplant greenhouses, annuals, perennials, trees, and shrubs as well as the expertise to grow them all! Primex Garden Center truly is The Gardeners Resource.
Whether you’re an experienced gardener, a first-timer, or anywhere in between, we have the plants, products, and expertise to help you grow your dream indoor, outdoor, garden, lawn, or any other area! We carry an ever-expanding supply of organic gardening products and supplies (the largest in the region!) because we know what benefits the community, benefits all of us.