Wichita's 4th Generation garden center started as a small fruit and vegetable stand in the 1920s on the outskirts of town at the corner of Douglas and West street in Wichita, KS. As the business grew, Harold Johnson, with his father Orie, bought 5 acres of land on west 13th street, and opened Johnson's Garden Center. This location is still operating today! With the ever changing demands of the customers, and the surrounding neighborhood growing by leaps and bounds, Harold and Orie decided they needed to renovate and expand the current location, and finally had to add another location in the 1970s to accommodate customers on both sides of Wichita.
This second location was opened at Central and Edgemoore, and was later relocated to the current east location, near the corner of 21st and Woodlawn in the spring of 1983. In 1995, Johnson's added 2 more locations, a seasonal/flower shop in Derby (which closed in 1996), and the 802 N. Ridge Rd location that closed in 2014. Today, Johnson's continues to operate out of two locations, online, and also operate a landscape distribution center, serving landscape companies not only locally, but around the state as well.