About Us

Honeylocust leaves in the garden center, October 2013

Honeylocust leaves in the garden center, October 2013

Founded in 1947, the family-owned company began with a single greenhouse and a roadside stand offering bare-root perennials and field-grown shrubs. Today up to fifty employees are engaged in retail and growing operations on five farms with over forty acres in production.

We believe that a nursery should play a unique and important role in the community. It should be a pleasant and mellow place to visit or work, a place to connect with people and plants, a place to learn, a place to grow. We cherish and respect this fertile land along the shores of Lake Erie and the rich ecosystem that surrounds it; and we strive to be responsible stewards during the few years or few generations that it is on loan to us.

Mark Gilson, President, backs up this commitment with personal involvement in community and industry activities:

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