In Member Spotlight

Southern Ocean Chamber Close-up is a brief introspective on why our members do what they do. This year, for our Holidays Redefined program, we are highlighting participating members to share their seasonal specials, promotions, events and professional stories. Our Holidays Redefined program encourages shoppers to support local businesses throughout the holiday season. For more information on this program, visit:

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Reynolds Garden Shop & Floral Market, located in Manahawkin, is a full service landscaping and design/build firm. They also offer multiple retail businesses including a garden center, florist, clothing boutique and gift shops. The retail spaces span three properties in downtown Manahawkin and are set in a village atmosphere. Katie Hood, manager of Reynolds, added, “Each one of the family members have a main focus in the business; designers, installation specialist, buyers, media management, and florist, but all work together to run as a well-oiled machine.”

The company was in 1981 by owners Mark and Peg Reynolds and was originally a mom and pop roadside stand and one man landscape operation. After nearly 4 decades of business success, it’s incredible to see how much the company has evolved. Reynolds now spans over two blocks and inhabits 3 buildings on East Bay Avenue. Hood shared, “Our company is quite diverse in the extensive services we offer.” Which is likely why Reynolds has become a household name in Southern Ocean County.

Reynolds also has 10 full time family members working for the business. Hood continued, “We love getting to work with our family, our talented employees, and the opportunity to be creative every day.” Reynolds is open year round, 9-6 Monday through Saturday and 9-5 on Sunday. In honor of the holidays, they will be having Daily Pop Up Sales, 12 Days of Christmas Promotion at the Floral Market and Clothing Boutique and weekly sales. “Over the winter, we hope to host more classes including floristry, potting and painting,” Hood mentioned.

For more information on Reynolds or upcoming events, check out their website, or follow them on social media @reynoldsgardenshop.