Small Business Profile: Green Street Gardens

Small Business Profile: Green Street Gardens

Spectra Credit Union Small Business Spotlight: Greenstreet Gardens

Story by Liesel Schmidt | Photography Courtesy of Greentstreet Gardens

Greenstreet Gardens is a proud, family-owned and operated company. Ray and Stacy Greenstreet, with their three children, all play roles in its success. With a tagline like "Success Grows Here," it's no wonder you'll find so much more than product variety at Greenstreet Gardens. This business prides itself on customer service, knowledgeable staff, and dedication to quality.

Since opening their flagship garden center in Lothian, Maryland in 2000, Greenstreet Gardens has been a trusted source for all things horticultural, from seeds and flowers to gardening implements and tools. Offering more than just product variety, however, theirs is a business model built on customer service, knowledgeable staff and dedication to quality. “Our tagline is ‘Success grows here,’ and that is also essentially a mission statement for our company,” says Ray Greenstreet, who co-owns and operates the company’s two locations—the original, in Lothian and their second, in Alexandria, Virginia, which opened in 2011—with his wife, Stacy. “We’re different to the big box stores because of the way we operate and assess customer needs to ensure that they get the products and tools that best suit those needs and interests.”

Greenstreet Gardens is a proud, family-owned and operated company. Ray and Stacy’s three children have also all played various roles in its success—including helping with annual events like the Fall Festival, which recently welcomed 20,000 visitors to the Lothian location for attractions like the pumpkin patch, corn maze and woodland farm, benefitting various needs in the community. Their much-anticipated open houses, held in both Lothian and Alexandria, are an opportunity for the adults to have dressed-up, festive fun and get the holiday season kicked off, with representatives from local distilleries and restaurants onsite for tastings. Proceeds are given to the local chamber of commerce. In the spring, Greenstreet Gardens greets the season with an Easter Egg Drop. “It’s all about community,” says Ray.

Just as community is a driving force in Greenstreet Garden’s business, so it is for Spectra Credit Union. Serving the needs of clients across NOVA, Maryland and DC, they help grow the local economy and build dreams through their small business loans. To learn more visit

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