On June 10, 2011, pickyjulie from Leesburg, FL wrote:
This company was a true pleasure to work with -- supplied an order of 20 small-pot identical plants for me, shipped in the heat [June] to Central Florida Z9-- they were perfectly, carefully packed in eco-green materials, and in pristine condition--healthy, good-sized, strong-rooted, and ready to go; they generously sent me extra plants, a pleasant surprise, no doubt to assist with filling the low border I mentioned I was putting in to anchor a shrub hedge. This company offers an unbelievably extensive choice of the more rare and often difficult cultivars ----challenging to do and doubtless appreciated by experienced gardeners--and they appear to be doing this very well; gardening is an art, not a science..........
On December 8, 2006, rox_male from Athens, OH wrote:
A visit to GlassHouse Works (GHW) is not for the timid...instead it for the adventurous and open-minded collector who is seeking what other have said can not be found.
First and foremost GHW is a mail order business, but they open their doors on Friday and Saturday to the public. Don't expect plants to be displayed alphabetically! Instead container plants are scattered about on tables; in fact the variety can be absolutely mind boogling. But the staff is absolutely wonderful: knowledgeable and friendly. If you can't find it, just ask for help.
To add to the eccletic mix, GHW also has an extensive collection of pots, sculpture and other items. In fact they have a house full!
GHW is located in a rural, residential area and not in the middle of a botanical garden. But if you visit, check out the rock garden. Really look...and you will see the very rare variegated Helleborus Foetidus and hybridized coleus that may show up in the trade in a few years. That's the thing about GHW. You need to want to be there and be willing to spend the time to explore the rare and unusual plants. Probably one of the best things about the place is that you don't know what you will find.
But I promise you, that if you do venture out to GHW, you will find something wonderful and it will probably be something that your neighbor doesn't have!
Excellent collection of rare tropicals, succulents and some perennials. The owners, Ken and Tom, and the staff are extremely knowledgable.