Metrolina Greenhouses

Metrolina Greenhouses We are a family-owned, wholesale and services company, founded in 1972! Metrolina is the largest single-site, heated greenhouse (over 150 acres) in the US, as well as the most automated.
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Metrolina Greenhouses is a family-owned business, founded in 1972 by Tom and Vickie Van Wingerden, located in Huntersville, North Carolina. Metrolina is a leader in the horticulture industry, specializing in annuals and perennials. Our products can be found at various local garden centers across the eastern seaboard of the United States.

Metrolina Greenhouses is a family-owned business, founded in 1972 by Tom and Vickie Van Wingerden, located in Huntersville, North Carolina. Metrolina is a leader in the horticulture industry, specializing in annuals and perennials. Our products can be found at various local garden centers across the eastern seaboard of the United States.

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Congratulations to our very own Cheryl DeVito! Cheryl has been recognized as one of GPN’s 40 under 40! "I love that what...
05/11/2021

Congratulations to our very own Cheryl DeVito! Cheryl has been recognized as one of GPN’s 40 under 40!

"I love that what we do every day makes a difference in local communities. This year more than ever, people have turned to gardening to improve their quality of life."
-Cheryl DeVito

GPN’s 40 under 40 is a program focusing on successful young professionals in the horticulture business. These young men and women are recognized for setting the tone for the future of our industry!

To read more about Cheryl and the other recipients of the 40 under 40 award, clock the link below!
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Congratulations to our very own Cheryl DeVito! Cheryl has been recognized as one of GPN’s 40 under 40!

"I love that what we do every day makes a difference in local communities. This year more than ever, people have turned to gardening to improve their quality of life."
-Cheryl DeVito

GPN’s 40 under 40 is a program focusing on successful young professionals in the horticulture business. These young men and women are recognized for setting the tone for the future of our industry!

To read more about Cheryl and the other recipients of the 40 under 40 award, clock the link below!
https://protect-us.mimecast.com/s/Sl2RCW6XgjCN7xNc6Q-5u?domain=digital.gpnmag.com

Coming soon to a retailer near you, Echinacea is a stunning perennial flower that is native to the eastern United States...
05/10/2021

Coming soon to a retailer near you, Echinacea is a stunning perennial flower that is native to the eastern United States. Butterflies and birds love these robust blooms and once established, they are drought tolerant and can definitely take the heat. Echinacea will bloom from Mid-Summer well into the Fall months!
#echinacea
#summerflowers
#metrolinagreenhouses
#perennialplants

Coming soon to a retailer near you, Echinacea is a stunning perennial flower that is native to the eastern United States. Butterflies and birds love these robust blooms and once established, they are drought tolerant and can definitely take the heat. Echinacea will bloom from Mid-Summer well into the Fall months!
#echinacea
#summerflowers
#metrolinagreenhouses
#perennialplants

For a fun twist, this week it's the  "Mother of all Blooms"! What is your "go to" bloom for MOM? The classic rose or hyd...
05/06/2021

For a fun twist, this week it's the "Mother of all Blooms"!
What is your "go to" bloom for MOM? The classic rose or hydrangea? Calla Lilies? Maybe begonias? Let us know in the comments! #flowersformom #battleoftheblooms #getoutandgrow

For a fun twist, this week it's the "Mother of all Blooms"!
What is your "go to" bloom for MOM? The classic rose or hydrangea? Calla Lilies? Maybe begonias? Let us know in the comments! #flowersformom #battleoftheblooms #getoutandgrow

This week’s #employeespotlight is on all the Metrolina moms!Thank you all for your commitment and dedication and all you...
05/05/2021

This week’s #employeespotlight is on all the Metrolina moms!
Thank you all for your commitment and dedication and all you do each and every day. We wish you all the best Mother’s Day.

This week’s #employeespotlight is on all the Metrolina moms!
Thank you all for your commitment and dedication and all you do each and every day. We wish you all the best Mother’s Day.

Each year we plant over 2,000 different varieties and this year was no small feat with transplanting 18,000 plants! A lo...
05/04/2021

Each year we plant over 2,000 different varieties and this year was no small feat with transplanting 18,000 plants! A lot of hard work with our R&D team to manage the process from seed, to transplant and now to see how well they will grow in the garden. #metrolinatrials #plantresearch #testgarden

Mother's Day is right around the corner!  Be sure to check out these stunning combos being shipped out this week! #mothe...
05/03/2021

Mother's Day is right around the corner! Be sure to check out these stunning combos being shipped out this week!
#mothersdaygifts
#aroundthegreenhouse
#givethegiftofflowers

Mother's Day is right around the corner! Be sure to check out these stunning combos being shipped out this week!
#mothersdaygifts
#aroundthegreenhouse
#givethegiftofflowers

04/30/2021

What a beautiful time to plant! This week, we have shipped out an amazing variety of perennials and annuals to a store near you!
#getoutandgrow #metrolinagreenhouses #weekendsareforplanting
#yorksc #huntersvillenc

French Marigolds are often used as a natural insect and pest repellant in vegetable gardens. They are also commonly used...
04/29/2021

French Marigolds are often used as a natural insect and pest repellant in vegetable gardens. They are also commonly used as a delicate pop of color in flower beds or container gardens.
#frenchmarigolds
#metrolinagreenhouses
#beautyiseverywhere

French Marigolds are often used as a natural insect and pest repellant in vegetable gardens. They are also commonly used as a delicate pop of color in flower beds or container gardens.
#frenchmarigolds
#metrolinagreenhouses
#beautyiseverywhere

Today's #employeespotlight is on Ann McCarley who works on our scanning team at our York farm. She has been with us for ...
04/28/2021

Today's #employeespotlight is on Ann McCarley who works on our scanning team at our York farm. She has been with us for 1 year and loves meeting new people and working outdoors. She is grateful for the opportunities for growth she has found at Metrolina. Thank you Ann!

Today's #employeespotlight is on Ann McCarley who works on our scanning team at our York farm. She has been with us for 1 year and loves meeting new people and working outdoors. She is grateful for the opportunities for growth she has found at Metrolina. Thank you Ann!

With their unmistakable bold, red plumes, these Dragon's Breath Celosia are on fire! Be on the lookout for these beautie...
04/27/2021

With their unmistakable bold, red plumes, these Dragon's Breath Celosia are on fire! Be on the lookout for these beauties at a retailer near you!
#dragonsbreathcelosia
#getoutandgrow
#aroundthegreenhouse

With their unmistakable bold, red plumes, these Dragon's Breath Celosia are on fire! Be on the lookout for these beauties at a retailer near you!
#dragonsbreathcelosia
#getoutandgrow
#aroundthegreenhouse

04/26/2021

Today marks our 49th Anniversary and we couldn't be more proud of our beginnings and where we are today.
From our family to our employee family, our customers and our partners, we thank you for allowing us to keep this business going for the first 49 years! #stillgrowing

Hostas are shade loving plants that come in many different varieties, colors, and sizes. They look great on their own or...
04/23/2021

Hostas are shade loving plants that come in many different varieties, colors, and sizes. They look great on their own or paired with other shade-loving plants.
#hosta
#shadeplants
#getoutandgrow
#metrolinagreenhouses
#plantsofinstagram
#plantlife
#shadesofgreen

Hostas are shade loving plants that come in many different varieties, colors, and sizes. They look great on their own or paired with other shade-loving plants.
#hosta
#shadeplants
#getoutandgrow
#metrolinagreenhouses
#plantsofinstagram
#plantlife
#shadesofgreen

Today's #employeespotlight is on Jose Martinez who works on our scanning team and has been with us for 23 years! Jose lo...
04/21/2021

Today's #employeespotlight is on Jose Martinez who works on our scanning team and has been with us for 23 years! Jose loves people and values all of the friendships he has created at the greenhouse over the years. Thank you Jose!

Today's #employeespotlight is on Jose Martinez who works on our scanning team and has been with us for 23 years! Jose loves people and values all of the friendships he has created at the greenhouse over the years. Thank you Jose!

Timeline Photos
04/20/2021

Timeline Photos

Check out this close up view of an all time favorite. Classic ge**er daisies love the sun and provide stunning color in your garden or as cut flowers in your favorite indoor flower arrangement!
#sharethegood
#aroundthegreenhouse
#beautyeverywhere

Check out this close up view of an all time favorite. Classic ge**er daisies love the sun and provide stunning color in ...
04/20/2021

Check out this close up view of an all time favorite. Classic ge**er daisies love the sun and provide stunning color in your garden or as cut flowers in your favorite indoor flower arrangement!
#sharethegood
#aroundthegreenhouse
#beautyeverywhere

Check out this close up view of an all time favorite. Classic ge**er daisies love the sun and provide stunning color in your garden or as cut flowers in your favorite indoor flower arrangement!
#sharethegood
#aroundthegreenhouse
#beautyeverywhere

Now hiring at our York, SC and Huntersville, NC locations! Text to apply!
04/19/2021

Now hiring at our York, SC and Huntersville, NC locations! Text to apply!

Now hiring at our York, SC and Huntersville, NC locations! Text to apply!

In addition to their delicate beauty, Common Stock are know for their unique fragrance. These versitle flowers look grea...
04/16/2021

In addition to their delicate beauty, Common Stock are know for their unique fragrance. These versitle flowers look great by themselves or as part of a spring container combo. #getoutandgrow #aroundthegreenhouse #flowers #spring

It is time for another battle of the blooms! We love the Hypnotica variety of Dahlias! Which is your favorite color? Let...
04/15/2021

It is time for another battle of the blooms! We love the Hypnotica variety of Dahlias! Which is your favorite color? Let us know in the comments below. #metrolinagreenhouses #getoutandgrow #Dahlias

It is time for another battle of the blooms! We love the Hypnotica variety of Dahlias! Which is your favorite color? Let us know in the comments below. #metrolinagreenhouses #getoutandgrow #Dahlias

Did you know that planting flowers can be beneficial to your health? Studies show that spending time gardening can reduc...
04/13/2021

Did you know that planting flowers can be beneficial to your health? Studies show that spending time gardening can reduce stress resulting in better overall physical health. Planting can also refine concentration, memory and improve one’s attention span! We are barely scratching the surface on the endless benefits of gardening and making plants a part of our daily lives! #getoutandgrow #metrolinagreenhouses #plantsforhealth

Did you know that planting flowers can be beneficial to your health? Studies show that spending time gardening can reduce stress resulting in better overall physical health. Planting can also refine concentration, memory and improve one’s attention span! We are barely scratching the surface on the endless benefits of gardening and making plants a part of our daily lives! #getoutandgrow #metrolinagreenhouses #plantsforhealth

A beautiful moment we captured of a swallowtail butterfly exploring a field of dianthus at our York Farm. Looks like it ...
04/12/2021

A beautiful moment we captured of a swallowtail butterfly exploring a field of dianthus at our York Farm. Looks like it is enjoying Spring just as much as we are. #sharethegood #aroundthegreenhouse #metrolinagreenhouses

A beautiful moment we captured of a swallowtail butterfly exploring a field of dianthus at our York Farm. Looks like it is enjoying Spring just as much as we are. #sharethegood #aroundthegreenhouse #metrolinagreenhouses

04/12/2021
These calibrachoa are an excellent choice for containers and hanging baskets. Offering versatile options for vibrant col...
04/08/2021

These calibrachoa are an excellent choice for containers and hanging baskets. Offering versatile options for vibrant color on your porch, patio and even your garden beds. #aroundthegreenhouse #metrolinagreenhouses #getoutandgrow

These calibrachoa are an excellent choice for containers and hanging baskets. Offering versatile options for vibrant color on your porch, patio and even your garden beds. #aroundthegreenhouse #metrolinagreenhouses #getoutandgrow

Another important task our MGH lab performs is to test the PH of soil samples weekly. Every grower will bring the lab sa...
04/07/2021

Another important task our MGH lab performs is to test the PH of soil samples weekly. Every grower will bring the lab samples to test and we also test all new soil samples before it is used for production. This is another way for us to monitor the soil and overall plant health.

04/07/2021
Add some l❤️ve to your spring garden with Amore petunias! With hidden hearts on each petal, they are sure to catch the a...
04/06/2021

Add some l❤️ve to your spring garden with Amore petunias! With hidden hearts on each petal, they are sure to catch the attention of flower enthusiasts everywhere! Keep an eye out at a retailer near you for this unique variety of a timeless classic. This one is appropriately named “Queen of Hearts”.
#Danziger
#aroundthegreenhouse
#metrolinagreenhouse
#flowersofinstagram

Commonly knowns as 'Candytuft', Iberis is a sun-loving perennial that prefers well draining soil. Iberis works great as ...
04/05/2021

Commonly knowns as 'Candytuft', Iberis is a sun-loving perennial that prefers well draining soil. Iberis works great as a ground cover and border plant.
#iberis
#metrolinagreenhouses
#perennials
#getoutandgrow
#grownfreshforyou

Commonly knowns as 'Candytuft', Iberis is a sun-loving perennial that prefers well draining soil. Iberis works great as a ground cover and border plant.
#iberis
#metrolinagreenhouses
#perennials
#getoutandgrow
#grownfreshforyou

Happy Easter from our family to  yours! May your baskets be full of happiness and blooms!
04/04/2021

Happy Easter from our family to yours! May your baskets be full of happiness and blooms!

Happy Easter from our family to yours! May your baskets be full of happiness and blooms!

04/01/2021

NOW HIRING for Greenhouse Positions at our Huntersville, NC location. These are full-time positions with options to continue to year round with benefits. Please check our website for more information and job listings. Come join our team!

www.metrolinagreenhouses.com/careers

In just 3 short weeks our dedicated R&D team will begin planting the thousands of varieties of annuals and perennials  t...
04/01/2021

In just 3 short weeks our dedicated R&D team will begin planting the thousands of varieties of annuals and perennials that have been propagating for the last several months. Annuals will undergo evaluations during the upcoming Spring and Summer months. Perennials will be in the ground for 2 years to allow reblooming and durability evaluations. Stay tuned for more on our amazing Metrolina Trial Garden!
#metrolinatrials
#aroundthegreenhouse
#behindthescenes

Today's #employeespotlight is on Jay Massey, one of our Spacing team leads at our York farm. Jay has been with us for 5 ...
03/31/2021

Today's #employeespotlight is on Jay Massey, one of our Spacing team leads at our York farm. Jay has been with us for 5 years and loves working outdoors with plants. He appreciates the family atmosphere, positive team environment and the benefits of working for Metrolina.

Today's #employeespotlight is on Jay Massey, one of our Spacing team leads at our York farm. Jay has been with us for 5 years and loves working outdoors with plants. He appreciates the family atmosphere, positive team environment and the benefits of working for Metrolina.

We are in full swing shipping gorgeous plants directly to a retailer near you! We work hard year round to bring you the ...
03/30/2021

We are in full swing shipping gorgeous plants directly to a retailer near you! We work hard year round to bring you the freshest, healthiest plants. #grownfreshforyou #getoutandgrow #plantsonthemove #metrolinagreenhouses

These beautiful tuberous begonias prefer 4 hours of morning sun and well drained soil. Tuberous begonias add amazing tex...
03/29/2021

These beautiful tuberous begonias prefer 4 hours of morning sun and well drained soil. Tuberous begonias add amazing texture and color to any flower bed or planter. #grownfreshforyou
#tuberousbegonia
#getoutandgrow
#metrolinagreenhouses

These beautiful tuberous begonias prefer 4 hours of morning sun and well drained soil. Tuberous begonias add amazing texture and color to any flower bed or planter. #grownfreshforyou
#tuberousbegonia
#getoutandgrow
#metrolinagreenhouses

03/26/2021

Here are some quick snippets of gorgeous blooms that caught our eye this week #aroundthegreenhouse

03/25/2021

Another great day at the greenhouse! These regal geraniums put on quite a display of color and are an excellent choice for early Spring gardens. #aroundthegreenhouse #getoutandgrow #metrolinagreenhouses

Spring is here and the Metrolina team is hard at work at our York farm. Maintaining and caring for so many plants takes ...
03/24/2021

Spring is here and the Metrolina team is hard at work at our York farm. Maintaining and caring for so many plants takes a huge team effort to ensure we deliver the best and healthiest plants possible to our consumers. We love what we do and we are ready for Spring!

Address

16400 Huntersville-Concord Rd
Huntersville, NC
28078

General information

In 1972 Metrolina Greenhouses was founded by Tom and Vickie Van Wingerden, who immigrated to the United States from The Netherlands in July 1971. They moved to Charlotte, NC in the spring of 1971 and rented a 20,000 square foot greenhouse on Old Statesville Road. This location was quickly outgrown and they moved the company to its current headquarters in Huntersville, NC where they bought an 80 acre tract of land. The first greenhouse was a one acre plastic covered structure. The first customers for Metrolina’s plants were Woolworth and the local retailers. The business continued to expand and grow, in order to meet customer needs. During the first 10 years of operations, food chains were its biggest customers. The business at that time was mainly spring – April 1st through Mother’s Day – and Poinsettias for the Christmas season. This pattern continued into the early 1980’s, Metrolina in the process. The 1980’s saw automation come to Metrolina, in full force. We wanted to do tasks at a more efficient rate, minimize costs, and to reduce the amount of necessary physical labor; in other words, we wanted a more cost-effective operation. Tom Van Wingerden was a naturally gifted engineer and developed much of the automation that has enabled our continued success and growth. One example of his automation foresight was the introduction of automated transplanters. Tom designed the Metroplanter and began to sell them across the United States. Although we don’t sell these transplanters anymore, many greenhouses currently use automated transplanters, which all began here at Metrolina. As of 1982 the greenhouses had grown to a size of 12 acres. Grocery chains remained our main customer, but we started to sell to big box retailers who saw a larger need for high quality product from regional growers. The 1990’s saw Metrolina refine its focus on plant breeding. We began utilizing vegetative cuttings for product development, in addition to growing from seed. By 1996, Metrolina had grown to around 50 acres. During this decade, we introduced a moving table system in to our greenhouse to minimize strenuous labor, continuing the previous decade’s automation efforts. We also installed the ECHO hanging basket system into the greenhouse to better the shipping and growing of baskets. Metrolina Greenhouses also began selling to Home Improvement chains and grew our business with big box retailers. At that point, many retailers were starting to include greenhouses into their store designs, which enabled Metrolina – and retailers – to sell and carry product year-round. During the 2000’s, Metrolina emphasized product marketing and packaging. We started to learn what the consumer desired and developed entire programs around their desires. During those years, we grew from 50 acres to 150 acres of covered greenhouse space. We also specialized in logistics, in order for our customers to carry a larger variety of product, by utilizing contract growers who assist in product growth during peak seasons. Production refinements came from our use of recycled/reclaimed water from retention ponds, which ensure that no public water sources are utilized in the production of our plants and use an extensive filtering system to reuse water throughout the greenhouse. We use up to 1 million gallons of water per day, so this water system keeps our greenhouse “green”. 2010-the present has seen an increased focus on logistics and shipping here at Metrolina Greenhouses. We have made our shipping process more efficient by using technology, which is imperative nowadays. We have found that joining forces with it instead of shying away from it is a wise decision for our company. Metrolina employees have access to vital corporate information from home and many retailers are equipped with iPhones and iPads for better on-the-spot customer service; in short, technology has become extremely important for Metrolina Greenhouses. We are continuing to expand and grow after celebrating our 40th anniversary. Metrolina Greenhouses would like to thank everyone who has been a part of our story throughout the years, especially as we look to the next forty years and beyond!

Telephone

(704) 875-1371

Products

Flowering Annuals, Perennials, Hardy Mums & Poinsettias

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Comments

I love the move to different color hanging basket pots. Where might someone find the different colors for sale to individuals like myself?
Justin Holland I BEEN MESSAGING YOU ALL MORNING PLSE ANSWER OR HMU ON MESSENGER GEEZ
Does anyone know the name of this geranium? It is the most gorgeous color ever for geranium
Working at night here at Metrolina is a whole different world. Here are some nighttime Lupine! They look “otherworldly”.
Brought from Mrs. Vicki in 1989 from the North Meck Jr. Woman's club. HOME TOUR!
Lovely pictures, although I’m curious to know: Do you use pesticides? Namely Neonicotinods?
We all want to support American workers, that being said WALMART is doing away with jobs: greeter, cashiers !
Hello, do you all hire carrier companies? (Trucking)
Thank you so much for supporting Cool Kids Clubhouse in Huntersville, for kids fighting cancer!!!!! You have been a staple in these parts for years and we love you and thank you !
How do ya apply ?????
Thank you so much for the overly generous donation to The Children’s Schoolhouse for our plant Sale THIS Saturday! We are so grateful for your generosity!
Thanks Metrolina! Our hibiscus is extraordinary, new blooms every day! 💜