Gary Doerr

Blooms of Bressingham, N.A.


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Nature and scale of business: Blooms of Bressingham, North America is actively involved in the evaluation and marketing of the finest garden plant varieties throughout the world. Borrowing from Blooms of Bressingham, U.K. over 75 years of experience Blooms of Bressingham, N.A. Mr. Doerr coordinates the marketing and promotional activities associated with the recruitment, trialing, introduction and promotion of new plant varieties and the Blooms of Bressingham® brand throughout the world.

Serving as President, Mr. Doerr coordinates the business activity in conjunction with network partners in North America, Europe, and Japan. Mr. Doerr works with consumers, retailers, growers, propagators, breeders/ sport finders and a number of media segments including newspaper, magazines, radio & TV, and the internet.

Brief education and work background: B.S. Ornamental Horticulture – 1973 (The Ohio State University). M.S. Ornamental Horticulture – 1976 (Pennsylvania State University). Six years of retail garden center and design/build landscape experience. Founded Peppergrove Nursery, a Michigan based finished perennial plant grower in 1982 along with his late wife, Virginia S. DeArmond. Mr. Doerr founded Blooms of Bressingham, N.A. in conjunction with Yoder Bros., Inc. in 1995.

Awards and Honors

  • Originator and patent holder of the “Perfect Plantings” color-coded merchandising system.
  • Blue geranium wins vote for Plant of the Centenary