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What is Hugs Greenhouse?

Hugs Greenhouse is the second direct employment program from Hugs Cafe Inc. We have developed an additional social enterprise that trains and educates adults with special needs on gardening, retail sales, and socialization within the community. All of our programs offer training and educational employment to adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities so they may gain respect and independence.

Contact Info, Location, and Hours

Phone: 214-836-4708

Email: Bill@hugsgreenhouse.org

1151 E Cottage Hill Parkway, McKinney, TX 75071

Hours: Open seasonally 9am to 2pm

Hugs Greenhouse is closed for the season and will reopen in late September. If you would like to shop at the greenhouse outside our normal hours you can email Bill at Bill@hugsgreenhouse.org or make an appointment by clicking the button below.

Who We Employ

Hugs Greenhouse is proud to employ an incredible team lead under the supervision and experience of local greenhouse legend, Bill Crump. Bill is the fifth generation of Crump to be involved in the greenhouse business and he has two green thumbs to prove it. Crump’s Garden and Nursery is a McKinney institution, tracing its roots back to the Crump Family Farm which was founded in 1939. Bill is not only a licensed pesticide applicator and certified horticulturalist, but he has a passion for service and for adults with special needs. 

In addition to Bill, we have an incredible Hugs Greenhouse team. During the sales season you will find our staff  planting new material as well as assisting customers while they shop. A recent addition or propagation technology, supported by the McKinney Community Development Corporation, allows us to grow from trimmings and control the climate of our greenhouses for winter growing.  Planting, watering, and flower sales are just some of the jobs that are being performed by this amazing crew. 

Why It Matters

At Hugs Greenhouse, we believe in carving a position to fit the ability of an individual. For many of our employees, this is their very first job and their very first opportunity to be a contributing member of the community. When you purchase bedding plants, poinsettias, or top soil from Hugs Greenhouse, you are are providing a meaningful job in the community for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. It is our hope that through this effort of social enterprise, we can change the conversation from focusing on what an individual is not capable of doing, and now focus on the many gifts they can bring the world and bring to us as an employee of Hugs Cafe Inc.

What We Grow

Bill has a personal philosophy that guides the types of products we grow and sell at Hugs Greenhouses. This includes a variety of perennials and annuals that survive and thrive in North Texas. We focus on growing and selling fresh plant varieties that you can trust are hearty, drought-tolerant, and well cared for by Bill and our Teammates.

Herbs

Basil

Chives

Cilantro

Dill

Oregano

Rosemary

Spearmint

Tomatoes and Veggies

Cucumber

Okra

Peppers

Tomato

Spring Annuals

Bachelor Button

Begonias

Coleus

Mealy Sage

Penta

Vinca

Zinnia

Fall Annuals

Cabbage

Dianthus

Dusty Miller

Kale

Pansy Colossus

Pansy Cool Wave

Pansy Delta

Snapdragons

Viola

Perennials

Artemesia Powis Castle

Batface Cuphea

Bee Balm

Buddleia

Bullbine

Greggs Mistflower

Guara Siskyou 

Lambs Ear

Lantana: many varieties

Mexican Feather Grass

Muhly Grasses

Plumbago 

Rudbeckia Goldstrum

Ruellia: White, Pink, and Purple

Salvia Greggi: Red, Coral, Pink, and Purple

Salvia May Night

Skull Cap

Turks Cap

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