Since 1993, The Garden Store has not only been Salt Lake’s cherished destination for unique gifts, furnishings and décor for the home and garden, but it has also served as a beloved retreat, offering a happy escape and gratifying retail therapy. As customers, Todd Olsen and Nate Hansen returned week after week for their “fix” of respite and relaxation. One day, the pair walked in and, to their dismay, discovered the store was closing its business. When the couple reported this news to Todd’s parents, Sherie and Mike Olsen, they were equally devastated by the thought of saying goodbye to this local treasure trove. The family decided that The Garden Store absolutely had to live on. 

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“We shine as a local ‘experience’ for the senses. The legacy Rob and Jerry built with The Garden Store will continue on, but with fresh eyes and a new sense of adventure!” — Nate Hansen

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“We owe many thanks to owners Rob and Jerry for entrusting their legacy to four passionate customers, and thanks to The Garden Store team for staying and continuing the fun with us,” says Hansen. With welcoming spaces and inspiring displays, The Garden Store continues to be curated with an approachable yet elevated aesthetic enlivened with just enough whimsy to keep things interesting. “Going forward, we will remain everything our loyal patrons depend on, and we’ll continue to capture the best new ideas in the ever-evolving world of home and garden design,” Todd says.

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Nate Hansen and Todd Olsen, co-owners of The Garden Store

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