Over the past several decades, we’ve built a reputation for quality, experience, and dedication. 


Berns Greenhouse and Garden Centers were founded in January 1956, when Al and Cherie Berns purchased one greenhouse and a home on one acre of land on Yankee Road in Middletown, Ohio.


In the beginning, the business was only open to the public eight weeks a year in the spring. Today the business operates 360 days a year and employs 50 to 125 employees seasonally. The Berns Corporation has four divisions:

• Berns Landscaping

• Personal Gardener

• Berns Production Greenhouses. 

• Berns Garden Centers



In 1978, land was purchased on Greentree Road for a landscape center with plans to build a garden center in the future. Berns Nursery and Landscape Center was built on the Greentree Road site and opened in 1983. Berns Landscaping professionally designs and installs residential and commercial landscapes in southwest Ohio.


The Berns Corporation expanded the production greenhouse growing capacity by purchasing greenhouses on South Main Street in 1985. The South Main Street greenhouse and Yankee Road greenhouses have been rebuilt and expanded to combine for over 120,000 square feet of production which specializes in growing the finest bedding plants, vegetables, blooming hanging baskets, garden mums, perennials, and poinsettias.


The Greentree Road Garden Center of Berns was completed and opened in the spring of 1996. The main store has 10,000 square feet of retail space; a greenhouse with 12,000 square feet of plant display and an outside covered shopping area of 22,000 square feet. In 2010, a second retail store in Beavercreek, Ohio was purchased, extensively renovated, and opened for business in March 2011. This is similar size and function to the Middletown store.


The corporation is owned and operated by the Berns family, and staffed by our qualified and knowledgeable employees. We take great pride in our employees, our company, and our industry. We strive to provide our customers with the best plants and products, and extend courteous and professional service.


We are committed to offering our customers the finest plants and products while providing exceptional customer service that will consistently exceed all expectations.

We are committed to running a professional business in a comfortable and friendly atmosphere where our employees can achieve their personal goals through meaningful work.

We are committed to standing as an example of integrity and stewardship in our community and as a leader in our industry.


Over the years we have grown, but we still operate with the same core values and commitment to excellence that we started with. These core values are summed up in five immutable principles that guide our business and our relationships with customers and with employees:

Connection With People: Make friends and enjoy trusting relationships with our customers and team. We are family.

Adaptability In Your Role: Gardens and Landscapes are dynamic and change with the seasons. So are we! Be ready for new challenges every day.

Ownership Of Your Craft: You are the expert in your craft. Take initiative, be accountable, set the example, and make an impact.

Commitment To Horticulture: Our customers need a trusted horticultural resource to be successful. Set your standards high and strive for the best quality plants and craftsmanship.


For three generations, the Berns family has worked with gardeners in our area to provide the best quality plants for our region. From our carefully tended local greenhouses, to plant collections we sell for their hardiness and performance, to landscaping services based on in-depth knowledge of local conditions, we stand by our roots in the communities we serve. At Berns, you’re not just a customer, you’re part of the family.

  • “Stopped at Berns to purchase compost and topsoil to prep my beds for the spring. I can’t lift much these days and they were more than willing to carefully load all my bag goods into my car.”

    Elaine M.
  • “Although I have a small vegetable garden, Berns Garden Center always has the veggies I love to grow and the products to keep the pests off of them!”

    May G.
  • “I purchased my roses at Berns around Mother’s Day every year. Berns has a great selection of Hybrid Tea and Floribunda roses! They are always in bud or bloom when I get them, just STUNNING!”  

    Betty P.
  • “Every spring I go to Berns to purchase my lawn care supplies. I always appreciate the staff member’s help; they provide me with great lawn care information and lead me to the products that will make my lawn lush and green!”

    Bill C.
  • “Recently moved into a new house that had no landscaping. I had no idea where to start, so decided to visit Berns. They directed me to speak to one of their Sketch Packet Designers, Clay. He was beyond helpful and designed a new landscape I will be proud of! Can’t wait to start planting!

    Stephanie N.
  • “Berns has a wide variety of products! It’s a one-stop shop for all my planting needs! The environment there is always welcoming and the staff is so helpful! Highly recommend!”

    Bob Z.
  • “I just opened a small business and went to Berns for assistance to create a planter for the entrance to the shop. I was looking for a low maintenance plant that would provide great color and curb appeal. A friendly Berns employee gave me knowledgeable advice and directed me towards the right plants! Thanks Berns for all your help!”

    Valerie M.
  • “Just the nicest, most knowledgeable and creative staff! Great quality plant stock, always.”

    Karen W.
  • “Berns always has a wonderful selection for all my panting needs. From water gardens to my flower gardens, they have a beautiful hardy selection of plants. And always have an answer to all my questions. I can always count on Berns.”

    Penny H.
  • “My son had a science fair project, the topic; Watering plants with pop and water. The staff members at Berns were so kind to my son and helped him find two plants that would quickly show the differences.”

    Erin O.
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