Meet Debbie, the radiant owner whose joy is as contagious as is genuine. As the CFO,
Debbie leads our venture and infuses it with a warmth that extends beyond
business transactions. Her infectious happiness creates an atmosphere where
customers and team members feel welcomed and valued.
Meet Gus, the owner whose readiness to make your day is as much a priority as running
a successful enterprise. As the COO, Gus doesn’t just lead; he creates an environment
where positivity is a cornerstone of the business.
Meet Lizandro, a versatile leader who seamlessly wears two hats – the manager and the
handyman. As the manager, Lizandro is the guiding force, steering the ship with
strategic vision and overseeing the smooth operation of our endeavors. In the realm of
management, Lizandro’s skills shine through as he navigates challenges, fosters
teamwork, and shapes the success of the team.
Meet Dee, the diligent guardian of our financial records and the unsung hero behind the
scenes. As our bookkeeper, Dee plays a crucial role in maintaining the financial health
and stability of our enterprise.
Sam has a vast knowledge of our large inventory and is willing to help our customers and coworkers with a smile. He also excels at the art of fountain creations, tag-teaming with Pablo, making the future fountain parents happy with their purchase. Like most at our little farm, Sam wears many hats, and he is ready to utilize his knowledge to carry out the day effectively.
He is a skilled artisan with a unique talent and has mastered the art of crafting enchanting
fountains. His hands, guided by creativity and expertise, bring forth water features that
transcend mere functionality, transforming spaces into captivating works of art.
Meet Anthony, a plant enthusiast with a green thumb and a heart full of botanical
wisdom. Anthony’s love for plants goes beyond admiration; it’s a nurturing passion that
he’s ready to share with you. Whether you’re a seasoned plant parent or just starting
your green journey, Anthony is your go-to guide for all things plant care.
In the realm of gardening, Gilberto is your dedicated ally, ready to assist you in
discovering the ideal pot for your garden. With a passion for horticulture and an eye for
design, Gilberto is more than a helper; he's a guide in the journey to enhance the beauty
of your outdoor space.
She is a delightful blend of botanical enthusiasts and adept communicator and finds joy in
the verdant world of plants and the art of engaging with customers. Her passion for
flora is not just a personal interest but a vibrant tapestry that intertwines seamlessly with
her excellent customer service skills.
Talk about a breath fresh of air; Christopher is a Jack of all trades; from online sales, retail, and maintenance, to customer service, Christopher gives his best to make everybody happy with his willingness to help others. You will always find him running up and down our property, looking for all needs to be satisfied with a smile.
He is our invaluable partner in maintaining order and abundance. As the guardian of
restocking and organization in our courtyard, Isaac’s role is pivotal in ensuring a
harmonious and well-maintained outdoor space.
Meet Alex, a reliable and ever-ready companion, always prepared to lend a helping hand. With a spirit of generosity, Alex is your go-to person in times of need.
ottery Express and Bamboo Farm has unique items for your home and gardens on a 5-acre property that is scattered with idea gardens showcasing the tropical clumping bamboo and colorful garden pottery and statuary. Whether you are seeking a serene fountain, a single cobalt blue pot, a pair of matching pots for your front entrance, or a special focal point bamboo plant; this place sells what you are looking for.
We feel very grateful to reminisce on our humble beginnings. Fill dirt from the digging water ditches in the aftermath of Hurricane Charley was used to rise this beautiful farm up from a piece of swampland. The business opened in July 2004 as an agricultural bamboo farm. We only sell tropical clumping bamboo that stays behaved in its 8-foot growth circle as opposed to the cold-tolerant running bamboo that takes over acres of the property once planted. We instantly fell in love with the fact that clumping bamboo has so many varieties showcasing beautiful canes in varying size diameters and showy colors. We have chosen a selection of about 20 out of 1000+ species to carry on our farm to suit your needs, whether ornamental or for privacy hedging.
Slowly, we brought in pottery from Mexico in the rustic clay pots and the brilliantly colored Talavera ceramics. The harsh summer sun and rainy season of Southern Florida made the Vietnamese durable pottery a natural addition to our offerings. Just the feel of the thick and pure clay used to form these pieces of garden art lets you know that you can expect to enjoy this sturdy pot for many years with little effort. The beautiful color selections come with a thick glaze that has been high fired to seal the color to the molded clay. We have a long-term relationship with 2 families in Vietnam that produce the handmade pottery for us. Each order takes about 6 months of production time and ocean travel before it is delivered to Punta Gorda.
We value the relationships that we have built with our suppliers and they are very happy to have a way to distribute their creations. Generally, each family has developed a process of their craft that has been handed down for generations. We only buy Mexican Talavera from a few families because they have the highest quality pots and the best painting. The quality is very noticeable when held in comparison to pottery produced by others that do not take as much pride in their craft.
We carry several American made lines, such as doTerra essential oils, Case knives, Woodstock Windchimes, Studio M flags and doormats, Hostetler poly lumber furniture, and Henri Stonecaster fountains and statuary. We even have a local artist that occasionally demonstrates his hand-thrown pottery craft and a display of his artful dishware for sale.
Over 60,000 items set among the connecting warehouses and acreage give shoppers a fun day to venture out away from the shopping malls. We welcome you to just come out and spend time enjoying the beautiful landscape and zen feeling of the walking paths that meander throughout the property. We are dog-friendly but do ask that you keep them on a leash, not only for their safety but for the safety of our guests. Don’t forget to wear comfortable shoes to make exploring our farm and botanical gardens easier. We are so grateful to have this little piece of "Garden Bliss" to share with you!
We are always looking for smiling faces to help customers and fellow teammates. We try to hire from folks that have dropped off resumes or applications first before advertising on Indeed for open positions. We are a year round operation.
We could not be successful of offering such unique items without the families from across the world supplying their handmade creations that are part of their generations of craftsmanship. We maintain longstanding relationships with these families and are honored to distribute their wares.