Hello and welcome to Garden Gazebo’s Blog. We are a unique gift and home decor business that specializes in garden-related merchandise. We offer a wide variety of furniture in teak, bamboo, iron, concrete and all-weather wicker. We also offer tools, birding, statuary, yard art, tabletop, signs and an impressive selection of decorative flags as mentioned in Southern Living Magazine.
Garden Gazebo opened it’s first location in 1993 at the Greenbrier Mall in Chesapeake, Virginia. It continued to open multiple locations throughout the 90’s and by 2003, Garden Gazebo operated 40 seasonal locations in shopping malls from Virginia Beach, Virginia to Seattle, Washington.
In 2004, Garden Gazebo opened its first year-round full size storefront in the historic Ghent section of Norfolk, Virginia. The Ghent location just began its sixth year of business offering it’s customers 5000 square feet of unique, quality merchandise at affordable prices.
In 2006, Garden Gazebo opened another 5000 square foot store in Richmond, Virginia. The Richmond store relocated to Virgnia Beach, Virginia in 2008 and has just begun its third year of business, offering it’s customers the same 5000 square feet of merchandise as the Ghent location.
Garden Gazebo continues to operate a minimal number of seasonal locations, mainly focusing on our gift line during the fourth quarter holiday season. We offer this concept as a Dealer Program, assisting would-be entreprenuers in setting up their own Garden Gazebo for a season.
In addition to the two year-round stores and the seasonal locations, Garden Gazebo operates a web site, http://www.gardengazebo.com, offering a significant portion of our gift and home decor line on the web. If you can’t get out to one of the stores, visit Garden Gazebo on line, you’ll be glad you did. Garden Gazebo offers free shipping on decorative flag orders as well as free shipping on orders over $50.00.
Garden Gazebo is owned and operated by Pam and Darryl Katrancha, Pennsylvania natives who moved to the Hampton Roads area of Virginia in 1974 as Hickory Farms franchisees. They still own and operate the Hickory Farms locations along with their Garden Gazebo business. They started the Garden Gazebo business because they knew gardening was the favorte passtime in America. With the current economy, many people choose to spend their money on their homes and spend more of their free time in their homes and backyard settings. Garden Gazebo has what you need to enjoy and decorate all year long. If you haven’t been to Garden Gazebo, you don’t know what you are missing!