August 17, 2009

A visit to Landcraft nursery

A visit to the North Fork of Long Island would not be complete without stopping at Landcraft Environments. Landcraft is a pre-eminent wholesaler of tropical, tender perennials, and exotic annuals, located in Mattituck.  This amazing nursery is owned by Dennis Schrader and Bill Smith, who have been in business together since 1982, originally as a design/build landscape firm.  Realizing a tremendous need for unusual plant material, Dennis and Bill bought the Mattituck property in 1992 and started their own nursery, expanding it each year.  Bill and Dennis live on the grounds and embellish the property with artistic handicrafts.  Their private gardens are fascinating, with so many unusual species and cultivars.  The Landcraft greenhouses are filled with wonders, taken care of by a small, expert staff of horticulturists.  Please enjoy this little tour!

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