Merrifield Garden Center started out incredibly small, but with the highest of standards. Bob and Buddy emphasized outstanding customer service, exceptional quality and superior selection. Their approach proved to be successful and customers began visiting from far and wide to purchase quality plants at Merrifield Garden Center. Throughout the 1970’s Bob and Buddy slowly expanded their business by adding more land to the original footprint in Merrifield, Virginia. In 1979 Bob and Buddy made the dream of opening a second location a reality by purchasing 33-acres of land in Fairfax to serve as their second location.