Writer / Christy Heitger-Ewing
“This is our happy place,” says Lisa Frazee, who owns Frazee Gardens with her husband Greg. Each day, the couple spreads that happiness to their customers, who, after enduring a long, grey Indiana winter are eager to tour the garden center’s bountiful and beautiful flowers and trees that are bursting with fragrance and color.
Frazee Gardens, which is celebrating its 10-year anniversary this month, is special in so many ways.
“People like that we grow the vast majority of our annuals, perennials and shade, ornamental and fruit trees right here in Hendricks County,” Greg says. They also have herbs and vegetables so that folks can grow their own foods at home — whether it’s container gardening or traditional gardening.
“The younger generation, in particular, is really into growing their own food,” Lisa says.
In addition, they provide landscape design and architectural services, including hardscapes and patios, fire pits, pergolas, and all aspects of outdoor living.
Frazee Gardens grew from the success of Brownsburg Landscape, which Greg and Lisa founded in 1987. Soon thereafter, the idea to add a retail garden center began to turn into reality. In 2008, they opened Frazee Gardens which includes a gift shop and boutique that boasts a distinctive selection of clothing, furniture, jewelry, books, wall art, and home decoration. Many of the paintings are done by Lisa herself. Not only is she a talented painter but she also sells artistic creations that are hard to find elsewhere.
“We sell a lot of unique items that customers don’t always find at other garden centers,” Lisa says. “I love when people come in to buy a plant or flowers and also leave with a new shirt or piece of art.”
Customers will never get bored with inventory as the owners constantly switch things up.
“Each season comes with a facelift,” Lisa adds.
“We take pride in the quality and selection of our plants and trees,” says Greg. “You may see something at a big box store that is flowering at that time, but they can’t compete the quality, variety and year-round selection we provide. Not to mention the unique items in the gift shop.”
The garden center offers a range of workshops throughout the year, with spring and summer workshops offered every couple of weeks. Some of the most popular workshops include things like creating a custom container with seasonal plants and flowers or creating a centerpiece to decorate for the holidays. There are also classes designed to provide tips for the maintenance and care of the plants, flowers, and lawn at your home.
Frazee Gardens also offers a variety of events specifically for kids, which are typically scheduled during school breaks. These events allow kids – and kids at heart – to use their imaginations while creating something fun and unique. Some of the most popular kids events include creating their own Fairy Garden or planting seeds in an ice cream cone that they can then bury in the ground at home and watch grow.
Whether coming in to shop, participate in a workshop, or just get ideas, you are always welcome to browse the store while enjoying a cup of coffee or a bag of popcorn.
“People appreciate those little things, and we appreciate our customers—many of which we’ve been proud to serve for decades going back to when we founded Brownsburg Landscape,” Lisa says.
The same is true of their valued, dedicated team of employees.
This family-owned business has always cared deeply about the community. Through the years they have participated in, and hosted, a number of special events that benefitted charitable organizations in the community.
Come out to Frazee Gardens, located at 3480 N. SR 267 in Brownsburg, and make it your happy place, too. To learn more, visit frazeegardens.com., email them at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 317-858-8440.