Since our founding by Harry E. Rosedale in 1926, the name Monrovia has been synonymous with plants that Grow Beautifully. Harry Rosedale was one of the early pioneers to grow plants in containers. We were the first to automate putting soil in containers and adding time-release fertilizers to help our plants continue to flourish after leaving our care. We were the first nursery to establish a dedicated Research Department and today we remain the leader in developing and marketing exciting new plants. Monrovia was first in the industry to recycle water, pioneering environmentally friendly methods of capturing, purifying and reusing runoff. In addition, we became the first grower to disinfect pruning shears with environmentally friendly monochloramine, instead of chlorine. Harry E. Rosedale started Monrovia with an uncompromising dedication to quality, value and service.Today, our Sales Craftsmen are the leaders in the industry, experts in their field. Monrovia is an industry leader with a strong commitment to our customer, consumers and the community.