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American Plant

Brett, Erik and Todd Shorb

7405 River Road
Bethesda, MD


5258 River Road
Bethesda, MD


Landscape Design


For 90 years, American Plant has served as a popular garden center for the D.C. area, offering organic, earth-friendly gardening solutions as well as a strong family legacy of quality service and personal attention.  

“Our grandfather built American Plant treating his customers like they were guests in his own home,” says Brett Shorb, who co-owns the company with brothers Erik and Todd. “We’re the third generation, and now that's second nature to all of us.”

With two Bethesda locations, a Landscape/Design/Build/Maintain division and a Lifestyle Boutique—Tinge, which offers home décor, furniture, accessories, candles, jewelry and beauty products—American Plant has evolved into more than a Garden Center. While maintaining the company’s core values, Brett, Erik and Todd continue to expand the business and provide customers with something fresh each year.

“We are a one-stop shopping destination with a wide selection of garden supplies, annuals, perennials, trees and shrubs,” says Brett. “Tinge is the perfect gift destination, and our greenhouses have exquisite orchids, houseplants and creative custom arrangements.” 

American Plant’s knowledgeable and experienced in-house Landscape Design/Build/Maintain team works with customers looking to transform—or custom-create—outdoor spaces, turning visions into reality. Features include beautiful natural stone walls, European styled pergolas, ponds and much more. 

In addition to selling the most beautiful flowers, plants, trees and shrubs, the Shorbs are committed to providing environmentally friendly gardening solutions—they’ve been at the forefront of the industry’s environmental movement since taking the lead in 2000.

“A trip to American Plant should be an experience, not just an errand you have to run,” says Brett. “Our locations offer a piece of tranquility and excitement all wrapped up in one visit!”

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