40 Under 40, Class of 2014

Melinda Walton


Berridge Nurseries, Phoenix, Ariz.

Job Title

Vice President


For more than 10 years, ran garden center’s residential and commercial landscape division and, with a team of six, successfully completed thousands of projects that significantly contributed to the overall success of core business. Last summer, launched a spin-off from landscape division to plant container pots and flower beds only that has increased sales in bedding and pottery departments.


Best Part of Her Job: Helping homeowners who have waited their entire lives to retire and realize their dream of starting a garden.

Fun Facts

Hobbies: “I love to bug my sister (Christine Fortman and on right in photo), in the office, dabble around in the stock market, watch sports and play guitar.”

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GPN recognizes 40 industry professionals under the age of 40 who are helping to determine the future of the horticulture industry. These individuals are today’s movers and shakers who are already setting the pace for tomorrow.

75 Applewood Drive, Suite A
P.O. Box 128
Sparta, MI 49345

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