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Jan 12

Anderson’s

Posted on January 12, 2018 at 9:40 AM by Communications Department

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Anderson’s

Anderson’s in Newport News is a home and garden store that features a full landscape department, a ladies fashion boutique, a robust gift department, and full-service restaurant.  Anderson’s landscape department does designs and installations ranging from single trees to full patios and is equipped with two large greenhouses – one for houseplants and the other for outside plants. These in-home greenhouses allow Anderson’s to offer customers the freshest plants in varieties best suited for the area with no trauma from shipping.  andersons1

Anderson’s opened in Newport News in 1954 and is still in its original location at 11250 Jefferson Avenue.  Anderson’s is a third-generation, family-owned business that was started by Ruth and Paul Anderson, who were wholesale growers and had a passion for growing fresh and healthy plants from seed. 

In 1972, their son Clark purchased the business and later built the main retail store building and added pottery, statuary, furniture, and a café.  In 2005, Clark acquired more land with the vision of a bigger café.  With the help of his stepson, Jason Blanchette, Clark added Sage Kitchen restaurant.  Jason now manages Anderson’s, which continues to thrive and expand.  Anderson’s recently opened a second location in the Red Mill area of Virginia Beach that is modeled after the Jefferson Avenue store.  

andersons2With more than 60 years in the gardening industry, Anderson’s has been the recipient of numerous awards.  The have been awarded the 2017 Daily Press Choice Award for Neighborhood Garden Center and the Coastal Virginia Best of Reader’s Choice Award for Best Garden Center.  Garden Center Magazine also ranked Anderson’s as one of the top 50 garden centers in the United States.  

To learn more about Anderson’s, please visit their website at LoveAndersons.com.