About Us

Growing Roots 3 Generations Deep

At Maria Gardens, quality and customer service have always been our top priority, and we are constantly striving to provide our customers with the highest quality products and services, at an affordable cost. This mission holds true especially with plants. We strive to provide our customers with the newest, best varieties, and our ability to grow all of our own product allows us to do this at direct from the grower prices. 
The Maria Gardens family owned and operated garden centers in Strongsville and North Royalton serving the greater Cleveland area, and with corporate and wholesale offices in Columbia Station has roots 40 years and 3 generations deep. The sprawling, beautiful greenhouses, nurseries and gift shops our customers are familiar with today have humble beginnings in a backyard greenhouse, circa 1970, where the founder began his enterprise. Maria Gardens originated officially at its current location on Royalton Road in the heart of Strongsville, coinciding in the spring with the birth of Dave Stopper's sixth child, Maria. Hence the company was named. For the next few decades, Maria's became one of the premier plant wholesalers to local food stores and retailers. The location has since been renovated from a wholesale department to a spacious retail garden center, to better serve our customers. In 1985 he decided to expand once more this time to North Royalton, where the staff began building the modest farm market to a full scale greenhouse and garden center. Today the North Royalton operation proudly offers products and services from complete landscaping to bulk supplies and delivery, and everything in between. Over the years changes and progress have seemed at times sudden and dramatic. The constant driving force within the company has been, and always will be, the reputation and relationships we have formed with customers, clients, employees and local business owners. Maria Gardens has been truly blessed in getting to know our neighbors and would sincerely like to thank you for the opportunity to have been of service. The organization is now run by the three brothers Tim Jr., Mitch, and Tom with the superior guidance and knowledge of their father, Tim Sr.