In May of 1973, Tom and Del started selling Azaleas along with other nursery stock combines with selling produce in summer that they grew except for the sweet corn that came from Seiberling farms in Norton.
Tom graduated from the Agricultural-Technical Institute with an associates degree in Horticulture with studies continuing in greenhouse management, landscape design and plant propagation through his mentor, John Rovestein, who earned his degree and knowledge in Boskoop, Holland.
As the business grew, the original site just south of Norton center was land locked and not conducive for growth. In 1990, Tom purchased 75 acres north of I-76 in Norton. He still retains about 33 acres on which the nursery and garden center stand today. Tom’s vision of a grower type garden center is still going with our ever expanding palette of plants to meet customers’ needs and desires. The nursery was opened the next year on the 40-acre site at 3459 Cleveland-Massillon Rd. in Norton, Ohio. That’s right, 40 acres.
We are a full service garden center specializing in Rhododendrons and Azaleas and offering a huge variety of trees, shrubs and roses. There are also over 800 varieties of perennials offered as well as our 17,000 ft greenhouse that is lush with flowers. Along with vast selection, we offer education and attentive customer service.
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