Who owns Ball Horticultural Company?
Ball Horticultural Company was founded in 1905 by George J. Ball. The company remains
family owned and has a global presence on six continents in 17 countries. The current
President and CEO is Anna Caroline Ball, third-generation leader of Ball Horticultural Company.
I'm a home gardener. Can I order seeds and plants from Ball?
Ball is a wholesale seed and plant distributor to the commercial horticulture industry.
Unfortunately we do not sell directly to home gardeners. However, you can find our
fabulous flowers, vegetables and shrubs at your local garden center. Visit our home
gardening websites to locate a store near you:
I'm having trouble with my plants. Can you offer advice?
Greenhouse growers can explore plant culture, Grower Facts documents, trial research
and more through a plant search at BallSeed.com,
or through any of the marketing websites of our breeding companies. For a specific
problem affecting your greenhouse production, please contact your Ball Seed sales
representative or regional technical product rep. Please request a call from our
experts at our
For advice on home gardening, please visit our consumer websites:
How do I locate a sales representative in my area?
North American growers of all sizes are serviced by an expert and dedicated sales
force through Ball
Seed and Ball ColorLink.
Please call our Ball Seed customer service department for assistance locating a
sales rep in your area: 800 879-BALL.
Visit our Contact Us page and select your global region for sales service outside of North America.
How do I request a catalog?
to browse or download the latest North American catalogs and brochures. Information
and literature can also be found at our companies' websites. You can also contact
our customer service department to request a printed copy:
Can I have access to the images in your photolibrary?
The Ball Horticultural Company image library is readily available for promotional
use. Photos may not be licensed or resold. The correct variety name and series name
must be listed with any reproduction.
Press & Photos page
to search and download available photography. To request specific images of Ball
products, contact the Image Archive Library at
Can I order or print Point Of Purchase signage?
Ball offers extensive marketing support for its products. From bench cards to cart
banners and fence signs. Point Of Purchase (POP) signage can be ordered through
our graphics partners or requested through your grower and sales rep. Browse availability,
or create and download custom signs through the
Retail section of BallSeed.com.
What employment opportunities are available at Ball?
Current job opportunities are posted at the
at Ball page of our website. Please mail your resume to:
Ball Horticultural Company
622 Town Road
West Chicago, IL 60185
Human Resources Dept.
Attn: Mike Williams
Fax your resume to 630 231-3592, or email your resume to
firstname.lastname@example.org. Resumes are kept on file for six months.
Do you accept applications for internships?
Ball Horticultural Company encourages the next generation to explore the world of
horticulture. Each year, internship opportunities are available in North America
in our many business divisions: product development, marketing, research, sales,
garden design, and more. Contact our Human Resources
Can I visit The Gardens at Ball?
Our Gardens in West Chicago, Illinois have been the evaluation and testing grounds for the world’s wealth of
horticulture since 1933. Visits to The Gardens at Ball are encouraged for customers of Ball Seed and industry partners.
Please call the Ball switchboard at 630 231-3600 to set up an arrival date and time.
The Gardens at Ball are closed to the general public, however Garden Clubs and Master Gardener groups can arrange a visit through Jim Nau (ext. 3223). Garden writers, photographers or members of the press should contact Public Relations Manager Katie Rotella (ext. 3296).
Where can I find Ball products outside North America?
Ball has a strong presence of breeding and distribution partners on six continents, and we encourage you to
contact your regional distribution company for availability of plant products from Ball Horticultural Company.
You can locate your nearest distributor from the list at Our Companies page,
or by selecting your specific region on the Contact Us page.
What are your newest plant introductions?
You can browse and download our latest catalogs in the Press & Photos section of this website. Each of our breeding companies' websites also showcase
the newest plant introductions. Find access to all of our breeding companies in the Our Companies section.