Frank and Hazel Tagawa had farming in their blood. Long before they bought what is now Tagawa Gardens, the family started raising vegetables, bedding plants, carnations, and roses. They instilled in their six children that hard work, honesty, dedication, leadership, and commitment to change are the foundation of a successful business. For years, the Tagawa children, their families, and our staff have helped to carry on that legacy.
The Tagawa’s purchased this greenhouse and its existing business of growing long-stem roses for the commercial trade. At the height of production, rows upon rows of hedges produced nearly 10,000 long-stem roses daily.
To this day, the Tagawa Gardens logo includes a rose in honor of those early times.
As the economy and community changed, Tagawa Gardens shifted from long-stem rose production and gradually transformed itself into a destination garden center open year-round. Production houses once filled with rose hedges and natural dirt floors soon overflowed with potted roses, colorful annuals, container gardens, hanging baskets, geraniums, and other high-quality garden plants, many grown on the premises.
Our mission here at Tagawa Gardens has always been to create an enjoyable experience for our guests every time they walk into our garden center. We work hard to provide the best local service, the highest quality plants and products, and outstanding garden education – always with heartfelt respect for nature and the environment.
Our garden center now includes three-and-a-half acres of indoor greenhouse and over an acre of outdoor nursery. Educational classes, family events, live performances, and community partnerships make the garden center a gathering place year-round. Giving back to our community and adding value to our guests is so important to us. Because of Tagawa Gardens’ service to the community, the City of Centennial named the East Broncos Parkway entrance to our property “Tagawa Lane.” We’re humbled by such an honor!