Flower Power Professional Garden Care commenced operations 12 years ago. The concept of a professional gardening service was born out of a necessity to service the countless enquiries generated from our chain of Garden Centres across Sydney. The Flower Power Professional Garden Care system provides a secure entry into the professional garden care industry. Franchisees enjoy the unique position of being backed by a strong retail brand. Today Flower Power Professional Garden Care has 39 franchises in operation with many more opportunities available across the Sydney metropolitan area.
Flower Power founder Nick Sammut migrated to Sydney from Malta at the age of 18 in 1955, already married, broke and with a baby on the way. Nick was optimistic, firmly believing Australia to be a land of opportunity. Nick and Betty spent their first two years in Australia living in a chicken shed. In his spare time Nick began building cement pots in his backyard – teaching his children the craft from a very young age.
Nick’s best customer was ‘Lusty’s’ Nursery at Moorebank. Nick spent a lot of time at the Nursery and he began to get a feel for the business. George Lusty grew fond of Nick, admiring his work and business ethics. When Mr Lusty was in his seventies he fell ill, and Mrs Lusty offered Nick the business for a sum of 200 pounds.
Today the Flower Power Group is Australia’s largest privately owned Garden Centre Business. Flower Power enjoys the unique position of growing approximately 80% of the plants sold though the group. These plants are grown at Arborglen, Flower Power’s production nursery, situated at Glenorie in Sydney’s northwest. The production nursery is the largest and most sophisticated of its kind in Australia. The group imports the majority of its own “hardgoods” through the Glenhaven Wholesale operation.
The combination of Arborglen and Glenhaven Wholesale enables Flower Power to supply product to its retail customers at low prices all year round. Now with 10 outstanding retail outlets, 350,000 plus Garden Lover’s Club members and 25,000 customers to their stores each week, Flower Power presents a major brand to Sydney garden lovers.