Our Roots


photoFamily owned and operated since its beginning in 1936 (81 years ago!), Riddle Plant Farm has grown from humble fruit stands and truck farming to a 12,500 square foot retail green house, acres of retail trees & shrubs, 24 production green houses on site, 10 green house production facility at Riddle Plant Farm North and now the new retail location in Broken Arrow!

Started by Cord Lee Riddle off highway 51 in Sand Springs, the Riddle name quickly became synonymous with quality. Carroll Riddle, son of Cord Lee Riddle, moved The Plant Farm with his wife Chrinor, in 1963 to where it is today. Riddle Plant Farm Sand Springs can be accessed directly off Highway 97, only minutes from Tulsa. Working long hours at American Airlines, Carroll was still able to keep his plant farm growing even when falling on hard times. Carroll and Chrinor had four children (Denny, Debbie, Danny & Darlene), all of whom left to pursue other careers, except Danny.

Danny and his high school love, Reta, married in 1976. For 15 years, they helped Danny’s parents turn Riddle Plant Farm in to a retail nursery. The last 25+ years Danny and Reta, along with their employees, (some of whom have been with the company many years) have worked to turn Riddle Plant Farm in to what it is today.

Danny and Reta’s son, Daniel, works along side his parents as the fourth generation to the company. Daniel and his wife, Jennifer, welcomed their precious daughter, Olivia (Danny and Reta’s first grandchild), into the world just over five years ago; and their precious son Noah celebrated his first birthday this past fall. Danny and Reta (as well as everyone else) hope to someday see Olivia & Noah as the fifth generation to call the Plant Farm home.

At Riddle Plant Farm, family is the core of it all. Every single person at The Plant Farm makes up the Riddle Family, whether they are related or not.

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