GardenTrends News

January 30, 2018
Harris Seeds/GardenTrends partners with Stephanie Rose of Garden Therapy to create garden seed collection DIY  kits.

New for 2018, Harris Seeds/GardenTrends is thrilled to announce our new partnership with Garden Therapy to produce limited edition gardening kits available for the first time ever! Garden Therapy is a wildly popular creative gardening website that was created by Stephanie Rose. Garden Therapy is well known by those who love to garden, craft, and cook; with the mission to “Beautify Your Garden and Your Life”. Gardening not only provides people with beautiful plants, flowers, and fresh produce, it also has the power to improve quality of life by benefiting both physical and mental health. Garden Therapy encourages everyone to get their hands dirty, cook and eat what they grow, get creative with nature-inspired crafts, and to appreciate the process as much as the end result. With our new partnership, we are bringing a unique and creative set of products to GardenTrends with each theme and item handpicked by Stephanie to make growing effortless, enjoyable, and affordable. Eight exclusive kits will launch throughout the winter and spring of 2018.

January 10, 2018
Harris Seeds produces its second annual home garden catalog under the new home garden brand, GardenTrends.

We are pleased to present the 2017-2018 GardenTrends Catalog, brought to you by Harris Seeds! Our largest home garden catalog yet, we are thrilled to showcase our traditional garden bed products as well as new products and programs for 2018. Despite the new GardenTrends brand, we are the same Harris Seeds group dedicated to your gardening success. With our extended product line of more vegetables, flowers, and gardening supplies, you are bound to find exactly what you need for this gardening season! Complete your garden shopping with GardenTrends this year to receive the same products available commercially for Harris Seed’s professional farmers, at garden, retail quantities and prices!

December 11, 2017
Harris Seeds/GardenTrends partners with P. Allen Smith to carry the Home Grown Seed Collection.

Harris Seeds/GardenTrends is pleased to announce our new partnership with P. Allen Smith. Allen is a widely known author, television host, entrepreneur and conservationist within the gardening community. Based just outside of Little Rock, Arkansas, Allen owns and operates a gorgeous estate, Moss Mountain Farm, where he grows fresh produce and flowers, promoting the local food movement, organic gardening and a grounded, natural lifestyle. New for the 2017-2018 season, Harris Seeds/GardenTrends is offering Allen’s exclusive Home Grown Seed Collection, featuring 28 vegetable and 14 cut flower varieties. Home Grown packets contain 10 or 50 untreated seeds and are packaged in beautiful, custom color envelopes.

September 7, 2017
Harris Seeds/GardenTrends attends the HGSA, Home Garden Seed Association, Summer Meeting in Canandaigua. NY.

The Home Garden Seed Association (HGSA) is a member driven organization made up of garden seed packet companies, seed growers, and packet printers. The central goal is to promote gardening from seed. The annual HGSA Seed Conference and Trials, which takes place in a different location every September, acts as a forum for members to discuss issues of mutual concern as well as share information regarding successful gardening from seed, the packet seed industry, and major gardening trends.

September 6, 2017
Harris Seeds/GardenTrends is a host of the
All-America Selections / National Garden Bureau Annual Summer Summit.
The AAS/NGB is an annual gathering for members, judges, breeders, brokers, growers, display gardens, retailers, media, garden writers and anyone who would like to attend to learn more about All-America Selections, meet the NGB members and see the impressive trials planted for this event. This year's Summit is a 3.25 day fun-packed educational event and attendees will be visiting several locations around Rochester, NY, including Harris Seeds' facility and trial grounds. Visitors will tour Harris Seeds' flower and vegetable trials, including their All-America Selections trial beds, container trials, home garden display beds, high tunnel and more. The indoor tour will include Harris' germination lab where seed is tested, the seed packaging department and dry room, and the fulfillment area. The visit to Harris Seeds wraps up with a delicious lunch featuring AAS vegetables winners!

August 29, 2017
Harris Seeds/GardenTrends attends Seneca Vegetable Research, Inc Field Days in Hall, NY.

Each year during the 3rd week of August, Seneca Vegetable Research, Inc host "field days" to provide the dealer network one site to view all the latest products from seed producers. This provides Harris Seeds/GardenTrends an opportunity to meet with seed producers and get exclusive previews at upcoming and new varieties for home gardeners.

August 18, 2017
Harris Seeds/GardenTrends expands its offering of garlic, including new organic garlic.
Enjoy new hardneck and softneck types!  Distinctively delicious choices include Rocambole, Purple Stripe and Porcelain types. New certified organic garlic is also now available at one of the best prices in the country! Choose from 3 outstanding organic varieties -  German White, German Red, and Chesnok Red. Located just a few miles away from Harris Seeds, our grower has been producing certified organic garlic for over 15 years. It has been vigorously tested to make sure that you are receiving a high quality product. 

August 4, 2017
Harris Seeds/GardenTrends attends the GWA, The Association for Garden Communicators, Annual Meeting & Expo in Buffalo, NY.

Joining garden writers, bloggers, photographers, speakers and communicators from across the world for special events designed to make new connections and reconnect with old friends, including networking events and receptions. Harris Seeds/GardenTrends participated in the National Garden Bureau’s (NGB) New Varieties display at the GWA Symposium.

July 17, 2017
Harris Seeds/GardenTrends attends Cultivate’17 in Columbus, OH.

Cultivate is the industry's preeminent event for business, networking, professional development, trends, industry research, and business growth. It's where the entire green industry gathers for an event that's unparalleled in quality of education, variety of exhibitors, and cross-channel networking and learning.

April 1, 2017
The Harris Seeds/GardenTrends team attends the annual spring trials in California.
The California Spring Trials is an annual weeklong event and is a launching ground for some of the newest plant varieties, signage and packaging products, and merchandising programs and concepts. In addition, many locations include PGR experiments, outdoor trialing, and technical information.  This event allows companies like Harris Seeds to make final decisions about new products to add for home gardeners.

February 9, 2017 is launched. 
GardenTrends is the home garden brand of Harris Seeds and its brand new website at has a fresh, modern look and feel to serve the home garden marketplace. GardenTrends offers the same professional quality seeds and supplies that farmers rely on, in affordable, appropriate quantities for gardeners. Whether you're looking for classic varieties of vegetables and flowers sold at grocery stores, novelty varieties you can only find at the roadside stand or public market, or innovative tools to help your garden grow, look to for all your gardening needs. GardenTrends can help you prepare fresh, home grown dishes or create a container patio oasis. We are dedicated to your gardening success and we not only have a knowledgeable staff available, but satisfaction is guaranteed! 

January 4, 2017
GardenTrends, Harris Seeds' home garden brand is launched.
Harris Seeds has created an exciting new marketplace just for gardeners! Since 1879, Harris Seeds has supplied the finest quality seed, plants and supplies to both growers and gardeners across the country. GardenTrends will now support this ongoing legacy, providing a more specific focus on home gardeners' needs, with an eye towards meeting them in the modern marketplace. We are still the same group of experienced people gardeners have come to rely on, people who are dedicated more than ever to help grow their garden!