It's in our nature
We live and breathe plants.
Clinton Nurseries is Established
Clinton Nurseries Landscaping is opened by Warren Richards Senior, on a small 10-acre lot in the Mill District of Clinton, Connecticut.
The Landscaping Business begins to Flourish
60 acres along Route 1 in Clinton, Connecticut is purchased, and Clinton Nurseries Landscaping continues to expand by growing its own nursery stock for clients.
A Garden Center is added to Clinton Nurseries Landscaping
Business begins to boom and a garden center is added to the landscaping business.
Warren Richards Jr. Joins the Family Business
Warren Richards Jr., second generation, home from the war, joins the family business, primarily to run Clinton Nurseries Products, a potting soil company.
Warren Jr. seizes the opportunity to sell plants to larger regional chains, such as W.T. Grant and F.W. Woolworth. Closing the Garden Center and Landscaping business, Clinton Nurseries becomes operational.
The 1st Hoop House is Built
The first hoop house is built to grow plants in containers and not in the ground. Rhododendrons were placed right on top of the loam.
David Richards Joins the Family
David Richards, third generation, begins working at the nursery and is put in charge of containers and shipping.
Over 200 Acres Purchased in Westbrook, Connecticut
As the demand for nursery stock continues, over 200 acres is purchased in Westbrook, Connecticut, just a short 10 minute drive from the first farm.
300 acres in Northern Florida added
The company continues to expand and 300 acres in Northern Florida is purchased.
Michael Richards joins
Michael Richards, fourth generation, joins the family business.
Matthew Richards joins
Fourth generation family member, Matthew Richards joins the company in charge of shipping.
Eastern Maryland location added
Clinton Nurseries adds its third location, on the Eastern Shore of Maryland, which provides the company with growing land that spans three separate growing zones.
Clinton Nurseries celebrates its 100th year.