Tinari Greenhouses was established in 1945 by Anne and Frank A. Tinari Sr. for the purpose of hybridizing and growing award winning African Violets. This cultivar was fairly new to the plant world; so the Tinaris made it their life work to teach and promote the joys of growing this unique plant.
1947 proved to be a memorable year. The Tinaris introduced the African Violet for the first time at the Philadelphia Flower Show. The public’s interest was peaked and soon the African Violet became the number one houseplant. Later that year, Anne Tinari attended the first convention of the newly formed African Violet Society of America in Atlanta, Georgia. In subsequent years both she and Frank Sr. served as president of this prestigious organization. During this time, additional greenhouses were built to house all of the newly created varieties of violets.
Frank Jr. joined the business in the early sixties. A Christmas Trees and Greens Department was added in 1968. Frank’s wife, Dee joined the company in 1977.
2004 is an exciting time at Tinari Greenhouses with the total renovation of our sales area so we can better serve our loyal customers. The tradition continues with growing and selling quality violets, orchids, and seasonal plants. Our top priority is providing quality products and excellent customer service.
In memory of:
Frank A. Tinari Sr.