History
The landscape design and nursery business runs deep in the Augustine family roots. After all, we have been creating landscapes of distinction throughout the Hudson Valley for more than 40 years.

In 1974, my brother Michael and I (I'm Ron) founded our landscape design and contracting business in our hometown of Kingston, New York. We would design the landscape plans, source the plant materials from local nurseries and growers, and do all the finish installation work. We started out with a used Dodge Dart, loaded with two push lawn mowers and a few hand tools. We worked hard and did well. But we had bigger dreams.

In the late 1970's, we started our own nursery in order to provide our customers with better quality plants at more affordable prices. We also expanded our business to include commercial landscape design and installation. We continued working hard and our perseverance was beginning to pay off.

As our business grew, so did our family. Michael married a lovely girl, Penny, who now runs our nursery operations (and pretty much everything else, if the truth be told). They would later have a son, Mike, who has now also joined the business, adding his college skills to the team. The Augustine Nursery is indeed a family affair.

In 1987 we made a daring bet. We moved the nursery to a prime retail location, with six sprawling acres along Route 9W and Van Kleecks Lane. The move proved successful and we are still thriving there today.

In the 1990's, we made an even bigger and riskier bet. If we wanted to create the best landscapes in the Hudson Valley- landscapes of true distinction –we needed the best trees and plant materials in the business. So, we started our own tree farm. First, on one acre. Then ten. Then thirty. And now, I'm proud to say, the Augustine tree farm spans 60 lush acres on the fertile delta of the Esopus Creek in Kingston. It is a tree paradise. We grow more than 20,000 trees, which include thirty different varieties of the most spectacular hardwoods, ornamentals and evergreens you've ever seen.

By the early 2000's, the tree farm was cooking. And so was our nursery business. When people saw the superior size and exceptional quality of our trees and the affordability of our prices, they were sold. And they told their friends and so the word spread. Augustine soon became the place for trees, and the "nursery of choice" among landscape architects, independent contractors, commercial builders and discerning homeowners throughout the Valley. But we didn't rest on our laurels. We never do. We continued to expand and enhance the nursery's services. We added an expansive stone yard and hardscaping design and installation service. We also added irrigation services. Lighting and water features soon followed.

Today, the Augustine Nursery has grown to become one of the premier commercial and residential landscape nurseries in the Hudson Valley. (Not bad for two kids from Kingston with only a used Dodge Dart and a few push mowers).

Our greatest accomplishment is in knowing that what we create for you today, will endure for many years and generations to come. Together we leave a living legacy of enduring beauty and function. And when people ask me what made us so successful, I simply say, "It was a lot of things. But most of all, we believe that if you always strive to exceed your customer's expectation, you will always exceed your own."
 
SPRING NURSERY HOURS:
MONDAY - SATURDAY: 8 AM -    5 PM
SUNDAY:                       10 AM -  4  PM

177 VAN KLEECKS LANE
KINGSTON, NY 12401
PHONE: (845) 338-4936
FAX: (845)339-6789
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