Lexington: Richmond Road

Lexington: Southland
(Formerly Zandale)

Georgetown: US 25

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A Tradition of Quality & Service...

In 1968, Dr. and Mrs. John Ellis launched Ellis Greenhouses on the family's land just outside of Georgetown, Kentucky. The venture started out as a family project.

In 1970, John Ellis Sr. received his doctorate degree in Agronomy, thereafter teaching at U.K., The University of Hawaii, and a United States Overseas Mission in Thailand.

Fifteen years later, the first Sunshine Grow Shop opened on Richmond Road in Lexington. Today, Sunshine Grow Shops flourish with three Central Kentucky locations.

An important part of the Ellis culture is the sense of family. We believe our unique family dynamics, experience, and knowledge of the industry translates to better customer service.

Another fundamental principle in which we've adhered is offering plant quality far superior to that available in chain stores. The growers for chain stores are forced to cut costs in order to turn a profit, using cheaper potting soil and fertilizer. They also use a growth regulator which hastens blooming, but inhibits future growth.

What has made Sunshine Grow Shop successful is our customers. We will never forget that, and will continue to offer top-quality plants and superior service.