The Lynde Family Tree
Lynde Greenhouse & Nursery History
Lynde Greenhouse & Nursery has been owned and operated by five generations of the Lynde family. We first started producing plants and vegetables in Golden Valley around 1900 and found a niche in growing and selling flowers after WWI. In 1971, we moved to our current location in Maple Grove.
In 1982, Ed Lynde open the original retail Garden Center, which is now a growing space we call old retail. The retail portion did so well a bigger and better retail Garden Center was built in 1989, which is the one our customers shop in today. As the business continued to grow the labor also increase, which is why in 1993 we became the first greenhouse in the state of Minnesota to install permanent conveyors to transport our plant products on-site.
Today, we produce plants for our retail garden center, residential and commercial off-site installations, wholesalers like landscapers and retailer, and our fundraising programs. We produce plant material for every season: Easter Lilies, Geraniums, Garden Mums, and Poinsettias are just to name a few.
Ed is the 4th generation owner of Lynde Greenhouse & Nursery. Ed attended the University of Minnesota School of Business where he received his degree in Business Administration. He has been in the greenhouse his whole life, and today is still actively involved in the business. He is passionate about the quality of his products, making his customers happy, and creating a great environment for his staff.
Derek is the 5th generation Lynde. He attended St. Cloud State University and serves as the General Manager. He oversees the non-administrative functions of the company including sales, operations, production, and installments. Derek was raised in the greenhouse and has always loved the variety of work. His plans have always included following in the family footsteps, and he hopes his little ones enjoy this industry as much as he, and his family before him have.
Meet the Lynde Greenhouse & Nursery Crew
We have an amazing staff full of experience, expertise, and passion. With some crew members clocking in over 20+ years of experience and others only a few years, the year makes no difference when it comes to having passion for this industry. With many different departments we have crew members with a wide range of expertise.