The owners of McCammon’s Irish Market in Greenwood have purchased the Frazee Gardens retail shop in Brownsburg and are planning changes to the newly acquired garden center.
Husband-and-wife team Mary Jane and Garry Ward own McCammon’s, a 2.5-acre garden center at 620 Treybourne Drive, just east of State Road 135 and south of Fry Road. Effective last week, the couple became owners of Frazee Gardens, located on eight acres at 3480 N. State Road 267.
Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.
The husband-and-wife team of Greg and Lisa Frazee, who opened Frazee Gardens in 2008, will continue to own and operate Brownsburg Landscape Co., 10875 N. County Road 900 E., which they founded in 1987.
Garry Ward said the Brownsburg center will operate as McCammon’s Irish Market, and it will add a selection of imported Irish gifts—things such as blankets, clothing, Celtic jewelry and other items—similar to those offered at the Greenwood center.
“There’ll be an array of all kinds of Irish items in there,” Garry Ward said.
Ward said he met Greg Frazee when Frazee visited his garden center last year to buy some trees. The two got to talking, Ward said, and Frazee indicated that he and his wife wanted to focus on their landscaping business and exit their retail operation.
“One thing led to another, and we bought the business,” Ward said.
The Brownsburg purchase includes both the garden center and a house on the property. The site is large enough to give the business room to add some seasonal attractions, Ward said.
Ward said he and his wife plan to operate a haunted trail at the Brownsburg site starting this fall, followed by a Winter Wonderland attraction that features Santa and Mrs. Claus, train rides and live reindeer.
Both locations will open for the 2020 season March 9.
Garry Ward has been in the flower business on and off for more than 40 years, starting with a garden center and vegetable stand at Cold Spring and Lafayette roads on the northwest side of Indianapolis in the 1970s. Between stints in the Air Force and as a police officer, he ran garden centers in the Ohio cities of Dayton and Cincinnati.
He moved back to Indianapolis in 2011 and opened garden shops at U.S. 31 and Shelby Street and then at the corner of Madison and Edgewood avenues before opening McCammon’s in 2014, naming the center after his grandparents.