About Us

About Us

It all started with an innocent little fruit stand. In 1959, our family’s patriarch Joe Spirko began what he calls “an adventure which I loved from the first day”.  With no more than a small building that was home to fresh fruit, vegetables, and cut flowers, the seed for Ploch’s Garden Center in Clifton was planted. By 1976, Joe, along with his wife Linda, had grown that small building to what it is today – a full tropical greenhouse, gardening and gift store, spacious shrub yard, and annuals and perennials as far as the eye can see.

What all began as a small fruit stand with big dreams is now Northern New Jersey’s premier garden center destination. The values of family business continue with the leadership of Joe and Linda’s son Michael, who looks forward to another fifty years of offering quality products and service, honest and friendly advice, and having fun in the process.

At Ploch’s Garden Center we pride ourselves on the culture of family and know that extends it to our customers as well. We thank you for your patronage all these years and look forward to working with you in the future. See you soon!