Sun Valley Gardens - your success is our success!

Terry Dolnicek, owner


Terry, with reluctance, has decided to retire. We’re not sure of the fate of the greenhouse moving forward. 

The greenhouse is closed.  We’ve sold our last geranium.  Thank you for 27 years of patronage.


What started as a two person dream is now Sun Valley Gardens Greenhouse. After teaching biology for 17 years at St. Albert High School in Council Bluffs, Terry decided to return to his agrarian roots. Terry and his wife Carol opened the 9200 square foot facility with their first poinsettia crop in the winter of 1997.

The two of them, with help from family and friends, continued to rotate geranium and poinsettia crops until the crew became three with Deb Hall joining the team in the spring of 2000. In 2001, due to Carol's diagnosis of breast cancer, Sun Valley ceased growing poinsettias and focused on geraniums. Sadly, Carol lost her battle with cancer in December of 2003.

Over the years Sun Valley has continued to add staff and in December of 2010, with a staff of nine, we went back to producing the area's finest poinsettias. In 2020, the difficult decision was made to stop producing poinsettias. While geraniums are the only crops we grow in volume, we also sell Proven Winner Branded annuals as well as bedding plants, herbs and vegetables. We carry a variety of planting containers, as well as steel shepherd's hooks, potting soil, fertilizer, some insecticides and more.

We strive to make your experience with Sun Valley Gardens Greenhouse an excellent one. Your success is our success. Come out and see us.


"They have beautiful flowers both summer and winter. Thank you for the great selection of herbs this year also!" -- Kris H.

"I love Sun Valley Gardens! The staff is always welcoming and helpful. They always have such a unique variety of beautiful flowers and of course their geraniums are simply the best. Thank you for helping me put together the 8 planters for Brookestone Meadows!" -- Michele M.