Jim Gencheff began his career as a vegetable grower in Virginia, South Australia. High quality tomatoes earned him recognition within the local community and interstate. For many years Jim worked as a vegetable grower developing his knowledge and experience in horticulture.
Jim's sons, Chad and Marcus joined him in the family business in 1992 when the wholesale nursery started, which began supplying vegetable seedlings to local growers. A market demand for salination control prompted an addition to business in the way of native trees, saltbush and Blue gum seedlings. Since opening Virginia Home & Garden in 2002, Virginia Home & Garden has established itself as South Australia's largest retail garden centre.
Today we are rewarded by the success of the garden centre. Household gardens are an iconic part of the Australian life style and it is gratifying to observe the enthusiasm of our visitors. Assisting customers realise the joy of gardening, relaxing and time spent with family and friends in the household garden is equally rewarding.
Over time, Virginia Home & Garden has established Adelaide's most extensive supply of greenlife, water features, pots and gardening accessories. Our commitment to range and quality continues to draw customers to our outer suburban location. It is our ambition to provide accurate advice, charming displays and a range at competitive prices to offer customers an unrivalled shopping experience.
Recently, "water restrictions" have caused us to think differently about gardening and prompted changes in our business focus. We are able to provide our customers with ideas and support to conserve water in their gardens through irrigation, rainwater and grey water use, hardy plant varieties, and landscaping choices.
A desire to be Australia's leading garden centre has recently seen a massive expansion. We now include the following shops within our centre, "Stella's Home and Gifts", "Stella's Kitchenware" and our own Cafe "Doncho's Café Lounge", open 7 days a week for breakfast & Lunch or grab a quick coffee during your shopping experience.
Virginia Home & Garden owes its success to the vision and passion of Jim Gencheff and his sons, these attributes are what drives their business and their commitment to excellence in customer service.