The story of California Greenhouses began when Mark and Carol Stansbury started selling interior foliage plants out of their small van in the spring of 1973. The Stansburys would load their van full of plants purchased from a greenhouse in Pico Rivera and then peddle them throughout Orange and San Diego counties to retail nurseries.
The first nursery opened by the Stansburys was Newport Greenhouses in Santa Ana Heights, California in 1980. Two years later they opened their doors at a new location in San Diego, Cardiff Greenhouses. Newport, currently being run by Mark Zureick, Dave Tursini, and Carla Silva, has since outgrown its original location and has moved a number of times, settling, for the past 15 years, in beautiful Irvine, Ca. Cardiff Greenhouses has remained in the same location for over 30 years and is run by the three Miguels, Miguel Guzman, Miguel Jr. Guzman, and Miguel Villalobos.
The operation now consists of 165,000 s/f of greenhouses in four locations and is incorporated as California Greenhouses. Since 1980 their primary focus has been to present the professional interiorscape industry with the finest plants, containers, and accessories available. We have learned over the years that interiorscapers have a strong vision and are truly creating living works of art. Our job is to help facilitate the artist in anyway possible.