When we grew out of designing and installing landscapes using materials from local nurseries and growers, we started our own nursery so we could provide our customers with higher quality plants at more affordable prices. We also added on commercial landscape design and installation.
As our business grew, so did our family. Michael married Penny, who now runs our nursery operations (and pretty much everything else, if truth be told.) Before long their son Mike grew from small acorn to strong oak, adding his college knowledge to the team.
In 1987 we threw caution to the wind and moved our nursery to a prime retail location with six sprawling acres along route 9W and Van Kleecks Lane. Those seeds took and we are still thriving there today.
Branching out once again in the 1990s, we started our own tree farm on one acre so we could grow the best trees and plant materials for our customers. Pretty soon we had ten acres, then thirty. And now, the Augustine Tree Farm spans 60 lush acres on the fertile delta of the Esopus Creek in Kingston. It’s a tree paradise where we grow more than 20,000 trees. They include 30 different varieties of the most spectacular hardwoods, ornamentals, and evergreens you’ve ever seen.
We continued to expand as customers appreciated the superior size and exceptional quality of our trees and the affordability of our prices. Soon we became the ‘nursery of choice’ among landscape architects, independent contractors, and commercial builders in addition to discerning homeowners throughout the Valley.
But we never rest on our laurels. We added an expansive stone yard and hardscaping design and installation to the nursery’s services. Then came irrigation, lighting, and water features.
Today, the Augustine Nursery is one of the premier commercial and residential landscape nurseries in the Hudson Valley.
Not bad for two kids from Kingston.