In 1951, a small group of San Francisco Bay area nursery owners realized that they could reduce their advertising cost by purchasing advertising as a group rather than individually. This shared media buying not only saved money, it extended the influence of each garden center and showed the group that there really was strength in numbers. This simple beginning ultimately lead to the creation of the nation’s finest retail nursery cooperative, Master Nursery Garden Centers, Inc.
Today, Master Nursery Garden Centers, Inc., is a multi-million dollar member-owned cooperative comprised exclusively of independent retail garden centers.
Master Nursery exists to insure the success of its members as independent nursery professionals in today’s competitive marketplace. Members receive generous discounts, rebates, and dating programs from a select list of vendors. In addition, members have exclusive access to Master Nursery branded products, successful marketing programs, professional support staff, and quality businesses.
Coast of Maine is the exclusive organic soil and fertilizer manufacturing and marketing partner for Master Nursery branded products in the Eastern U.S.