Catalogs and prices lists, photographs and scrapbooks of flowers, travels, celebrations
and people chronicling the business of John Bodger and Sons seed business.
John Bodger, a native of England, founded the Bodger Seeds Ltd. in 1896. John Bodger and Sons Company, founded in 1890 in
California, was a breeder and producer of flower seeds. Bodger Seeds Ltd, a division of the company, was responsible for breeding
and production operations. In 2009, the Bodger Company sold its holdings. During its history, Bodger had operating sites in
the following locations in California and Chile: Santa Paula, Los Angeles, Gardena, South El Monte, Lompoc, Covina, Chino
and Quillota, Chile. John Bodger and Sons Company sold its business in 2009 after 100 years. It was one of the largest seed
company in Lompoc Valley since 1925.
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