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Lexington, SC – December 1, 2016 – Wingard’s Market joined the ranks of the horticulture industry’s top independent garden centers when it was named one of the Top 100 independent garden centers in the United States and Canada by Garden Center magazine.

Named one of the Top 100 garden centers by Garden Center MagazineWingard’s Market ranked 95 on the 2016 Garden Center Top 100 Independent Garden Centers list, which was published in September and sponsored by AmericanHort and Bloem. They also were the featured cover story in the June 2016 edition of Garden Center magazine.

“Our Top 100 list includes some of the best and brightest leaders in the garden center industry,” said Garden Center Editor Michelle Simakis. “In addition, we profiled 20 of these companies from across our list and across the country to find out what makes them successful.”

“Our team is greatly honored to receive a reward that is so highly regarded, and our family is thankful for our employees who have helped us become one of the nation’s top independent garden centers.” says Wally Steinhauser Co-owner of Wingard’s Market.

Known as one of the prettiest spots in Lexington, SC, Wingard’s Market is nestled beneath century-old pecan trees in a park-like setting. The quiet ambiance of a garden center steeped in history shines through at every turn. Visitors are inspired by the lush colors of nature, and find peaceful spots to enjoy birds, blossoms, and butterflies. Playing host to a beautifully designed Gift Shoppe, Produce Market and their newest addition, Wing’s & Things, they continue to grow and add products and services to promote a garden lifestyle.

“It is incredibly humbling to compare Wingard’s Market today to what my father started in 1968 by selling azaleas along the roadside. This award comes on the brink of a year-long celebration of 50-years in business and is a fitting way to launch our 50th Anniversary,” says Delores Wingard Steinhauser.

This is Wingard’s Market…a destination Garden Center

About Wingard’s Market – Wingard’s Market is a family oriented business providing outstanding customer service and professional gardening advice to help make you a better gardener. With plants, gifts and fresh produce, Wingard’s Market is becoming Lexington’s favorite local market.

It was named in 2016 one of the “Top 100 Independent Garden Centers” by Garden Center magazine, in 2015 one of the “Top 100 Revolutionary Garden Centers” by Today’s Garden Center magazine, and Delores Wingard Steinhauser was selected as the 2016 Palmetto Center for Women Honors in the Entrepreneur Category. Wingard’s Market is located at 1403 North Lake Drive in Lexington, SC. Call (803) 359-9091 or visit