Bordier’s Nursery Files Chapter 11

According to Irvine, CA based Bordier’s Nursery filed for chapter 11 bankruptcy protection on December 23. With over 600 employees and $27,000,000 in sales it was a California staple, until now. Bordier’s is a family owned company that’s been in the nursery business since 1922. I came about this news because this blog had been showing up under searches for “Bordier’s Bankruptcy”. The only information I could find was the above web page.

Bordier’s also own’s The Pinery Tree Farms which claimed to be the largest producer of Living Christmas Trees around. They produced all those sheared Christmas Rosemary and other trees you see at Home Depot and Lowe’s. We did business along time ago with Bordier’s when we had The Happy Frog Garden Center in Auburn. They seemed to be involved more and more with the chains, although I do know of independents that had done business with them.

Since information is scarce, if you can add to what we know it would be helpful.

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26. December 2008 by Trey Pitsenberger
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Comments (8)

  1. Our Bordier’s salesperson, Greg Meadlin, emailed us his resignation earlier this month. I later heard that Bordier’s was going to stop growing a substantial amount of varieties and sizes of plants that was a high % of Greg’s sales. We carried the Pinery’s topiaried Rosemary. We sold them well even though Home Depot was next door with lower prices (we maintain ours). We have had several California growers coming to Texas recently that had never sold to our market before. They said that all the California growers were hurting.

  2. Are the big boxes sucking these companies dry? I heard that as of last Friday El Modeno closed their doors. Whose next?

  3. El Modeno Gardens did not close their doors. There is enough bad news in this business lately so please be careful with comments like that.

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  6. From Courthouse News Service…

    “Bordier’s Nursery filed for bankruptcy in Santa Ana, Calif., listing more than $50 million in debts.”

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