Brad Gettinger, President of Country Gardens Nursery said, “Production of native plants has become a key component of our overall portfolio and we are proud to be recognized as a major player in this category.” The creation of the Long Island Natives division will allow the nursery to continue to build a name in the restoration industry while maintaining the core business’ brand identity that has supplied landscape sized plant material to landscape professionals for over 60 years.
“We learned a lot about the production of native plants through our contract growing project with New York City Parks and its Natural Resources Group” says Gettinger. The 8 ½ year contract growing project was started in 2009 by New York City’s Parks Department as one of the city’s PlaNYC initiatives, a plan “to build a greener, greater New York.”
The Long Island Natives division has added several additional species to the list of plants grown since 2009 and now offers a wide variety of both woody and herbaceous species native to the greater New York region. To help communicate the Long Island Natives brand a separate website was recently launched, longislandnatives.com, and offers customers a gallery of images showcasing the nursery’s crops along with a list of available species.
About Long Island Natives
Long Island Natives is a division of Country Gardens Nursery, a wholesale nursery in Eastport, NY. The Long Island Natives division grows native plant species representative of the Northeastern U.S. for the restoration industry. For more information call (631) 325-1522 or visit www.longislandnatives.com