Homestead Gardens Amongst the First to be Named a Proven Winners® Designated Destination Garden Center

Homestead Gardens is proud to be named one of the first Designated Destination Garden Centers by leading plant brand, Proven Winners®. The badge is awarded to the most innovative retailers across the country who offer the most extensive collection of Proven Winners plants and have a dedicated and trained staff to ensure customer success.

Proven Winners searches the world to bring customers vibrant flowering annuals, perennials and shrubs that deliver the most beautiful garden performance. Their plants are easy to grow, covered with blooms, healthy, vigorous, and long-blooming.

“Proven Winners has long partnered with Homestead, and we’re thrilled to build upon this long-standing relationship,” says Jessica DeGraaf, Retail Account Manager for Proven Winners. “As a premier destination garden center, Homestead’s curated selection of Proven Winners products and exceptionally knowledgeable staff will ensure customer success.”

Homestead Gardens is equally proud of the partnership with Proven Winners. Proven Winners quality is matched with their incredible annual support and store team training on the newest introductions, trending plant recipes and the best plant care.

“Homestead has been a destination garden center for over 45 years here in Maryland and our partnership with Proven Winners will help propel us into the next 45 years,” says Margaret Cullember, general manager of Homestead Gardens. “Having that strong brand connection and the feeling of a destination within a destination sets us, and our customers, up for long term success.”

Proven Winners trials and tests each variety before introduction to make sure it outperforms everything else on the market. By planting Proven Winners, gardeners will be proud of their beautiful, reliable, and easy-care landscape.

Inside Homestead stores customers will find a large selection of Proven Winners products in a beautiful and inspirational atmosphere.

Visit Homestead’s Proven Winners page to browse products, learn more about the perfect place to plant them, shop, and even find inspiration for landscape and DIY projects.

About Homestead Gardens: Founded in 1973 by Don Riddle, Jr., Homestead Gardens, Inc. boasts Maryland’s largest selection of annuals, perennials, trees and shrubs. Today, Homestead Gardens, Inc. includes multiple retail locations, an award-winning landscape design division and a horticultural supply center. The company employs more than 250 people and is a major economic driver for southern Anne Arundel County.  Homestead Gardens proudly contributes to local community groups, and has donated more than $1 million toward community projects since the company’s founding. For more information, visit