Gregg and Julie Curtis, owners of The Good Earth Garden Center, provided us some numbers to help us get a mental picture of their sprawling nursery, nestled on 13 acres under tall pines since 1974 at 15601 Cantrell Road. Gregg Curtis adds, "While the numbers are interesting, the best part of our business is the people: our community, guests and staff."
1 British telephone booth.
1 Sasquatch garden feature.
5 Gorilla statues.
8 glass balls Hanging from an oak tree along the road.
50 The number of pounds you must be able to lift to be hired.
600 Years combined horticultural experience.
2,000-plus Ceramic pots.
18,000 Perennials grown at the nursery in 2016.
18,000-plus Members of the Dirt Dollars club.
40,000 cubic yards Bulk materials, such as soil, stone and mulch sold in a year.
41,000 Bagged goods moved in 2016.
305,000 square feet Retail space.
Too many to name Number of azalea species available.
2011 the year it merged with Arkansas Garden Center West next door.
2012 the year it was named "most revolutionary garden center" by Today's Garden Center magazine.
Also: The top selling tree is the maple, the top selling perennial is the hosta, the top selling plants are annuals and the Curtises favorite native plant is Arkansas Blue Star.