Our Roots

Family owned and operated since its beginning in 1936 (88 years ago!), Riddle Plant Farm has grown from humble fruit stands and truck farming (pictured above!) to its now two retail locations (Sand Springs and Broken Arrow) and a total of 40 greenhouses spanned across 3 growing locations within the Tulsa Metro Area. 

Started by Nevada and Cord Lee Riddle off Old HWY 51 in Fisher Bottom, the Riddle name quickly became synonymous with quality. But the Riddle family’s livelihood was farming many generations before the company’s official beginning.

Carroll Riddle and his wife Chrinor, son and daughter-in-law of Cord Lee & Nevada Riddle, moved The Plant Farm in 1963 to where it is today on HWY 97. Working long hours at American Airlines, Carroll was 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, although Danny’s sisters do pop in from time to time to help at the farm when needed!

Danny and his high school love, Reta, helped Danny’s parents turn Riddle Plant Farm in to a retail nursery for over 15 years. For nearly the last 40 years Danny and Reta, along with their employees, have worked to turn Riddle Plant Farm in to what it is today.

Carroll Riddle with a co-worker running deliveries of plants all over Oklahoma

Danny and Reta’s son, Daniel, works along side his parents as the fourth generation to the company. Daniel has two children of his own, Olivia and Noah.  Danny and Reta hope to someday see Olivia & Noah as the fifth generation to call The Plant Farm home.

Danny and his granddaughter, Olivia

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

An ad from May 6, 1954 (when we were located at Old Fisher Bottom)

Riddle Plant Farm Sand Springs can be accessed directly off Highway 97, just South of the Arkansas River, only minutes from Downtown Tulsa or Tulsa Hills. Riddle Plant Farm Broken Arrow is located just off of County Line (193rd) and 41st Street, minutes from Broken Arrow High School and Bass Pro Shops.