Fire Destroys Garden Mats Business
Very few of our customers know our history. Garden Mats actually started as a result of a house fire on our wedding day, on August 4, 2001. I spent the fall and winter rebuilding. When I went to reclaim the gardens the following spring – they were a mess — I said to myself: “There must be a better way! Weeding is a waste of time.”
I started with a $356 investment. I made some prototypes and started to do a lot of research. That’s how Garden Mats was born in the spring of 2002.
Last year was our 20th anniversary. This was to be our 21st year. Unfortunately, the Garden Mats business and factory burned to the ground on January 21, 2023.
You can see us in the news if you’d like to learn more.
We sincerely apologize to all our returning customers and new customers who want to purchase Garden Mats for the 2023 growing season. Unfortunately, we are temporarily closed.
We are moving forward swiftly, with enthusiasm, optimism, and encouragement. We hope to have a grand reopening in the fall. So, stay tuned. You can get updates here at our website
We expect to have online sales resume next winter for the 2024 growing season.
If you want to help with our recovery, you can go to our GoFundMe fundraiser.
We appreciate the widespread support we have received from family, friends, the community, and our customers in Vermont and across the US and Canada. It has been truly uplifting.
Thanks so much.
The Mat Man