We are a family owned and operated landscape design and maintenance company. Bayview Garden Nurseries has been designing, installing and maintaining residential and commercial properties in South Jersey for 67 year.
Our history – Bayview Garden Nurseries was established in 1952 in Pleasantville, NJ by Harry Cummings. His home had a view overlooking the bay between Pleasantville and Atlantic City. Hence, the name Bayview Garden Nurseries was born. Harry began his business working out of the trunk of his car with a powerless push mower, hand shears, a spade and a broom. Harry and his wife Betty purchased an eight acre plot of land in Northfield, NJ in 1956. We are still at this location today!
In the 1960’s they added greenhouses to raise annuals and vegetables from seed. Some of the earliest varieties grown here at Bayview were geraniums, marigolds, ageratum, petunias, zinnias and Burpee big boy tomatoes. Many of the yews, junipers, and arborvitae used in our first landscapes were started in our greenhouse propagating bench, transplanted to the field and grown into salable landscape shrubs.
An offsite plant and gift shop was established in 1977. Betty began offering floral designs in 1979 and thus the florist part of the business was born. The florist was relocated to the site of the nursery in 1998 when 2nd generation owners Bonnie, Bob and Bruce Cummings took ownership of the business from their parents.
Many of the 3rd generation of the Cummings family are now full time employees, while the 4th generation lends a hand from time to time.
The team at Bayview Garden Nurseries is comprised of professionally trained and certified design and maintenance specialists. We continue to educate ourselves in all aspects of the landscaping and horticultural industry by attending educational seminars throughout the year. The team at Bayview understands that South Jersey’s climate is unique. We know which plant species perform best in our area and recommend those that will provide optimal results.
Our family is committed to meeting and exceeding your landscaping needs. Proper landscape design and maintenance can be overwhelming. We’ll answer all your questions and make suggestions to beautify your landscape.
As a family owned and operated business, we remain personally involved with each project we do. Every landscape we install and maintain must meet our standards of excellence. When you hire Bayview Garden Nurseries you are hiring a family dedicated to quality, personal attention and professionalism.
Our experienced team help you create the landscape of your dreams!
Call us today – 609-641-0648