Landscape Design, Installation and  Maintenance Company

Our History…

 

Bayview Garden Nurseries is a family owned and operated landscape design, installation and maintenance company.

 

Harry and Betty Cummings founded Bayview Garden Nurseries in 1952 by Harry and Betty Cummings. Their home was in the Bayview tract section of  Pleasantville, NJ. Hence, the name Bayview Garden Nurseries was born.

 

Harry began his business working out of the trunk of his car. His tools were a powerless push mower, hand shears, a spade and a broom. As the company grew, expansion became necessary. For that reason, they purchased an eight acre plot of land on Zion Road in Northfield, NJ. We continue to operate from this location today!

 

 

Harry and Betty continued to grow their business servicing all of South Jersey and from Atlantic, Cape May and Burlington counties. They established an offsite plant and gift shop in 1977. In addition,  Betty began offering fresh floral designs in 1979 and hence the florist division of the business was born.

 

 

When they retired in 1995,  the company employed 10 people; consisting of one landscape crew, two lawn maintenance crews and the offsite florist shop.

 

 

The Present…

 

On January 1, 1996,  the 2nd generation of the Cummings family  took over.  Bruce, Bob and Bonnie Cummings took ownership of the company.

 

The garden center was redesigned in 1998.  A new building was added to house garden center products, the florist shop and the landscape and maintenance offices. Furthermore, we’ve invested in new and improved equipment.

 

Finally, several key positions and additional personnel have been added. We have added another landscape crew as well as several additional maintenance crews. Our organization has grown to include 30 full time and seasonal employees.

 

 

The 3rd generation of the Cummings family entered the management team in late 2011. Jason Cummings became the new Lawn Maintenance Supervisor/Operations Manager. He is helping to carry the torch to the next level. Kevin joined the Landscape Design team in 2014. In addition, Bobby is currently the lead Landscape Construction Foreman. Both Jon and Bruce, Jr are Landscape Maintenance Foremen.

 

 

The Future…

 

The 4th generation is showing interest in carrying on the tradition. We hope to continue to grow as a family owned and operated landscape design and maintenance company.

 

 

Our roots have been in South Jersey for over 65 years. As a result, we are now the oldest landscape design and maintenance company in the area.

 

The Cummings family and the team at Bayview Garden Nurseries continue to educate ourselves in all aspects of the landscaping and horticultural industry.  Therefore, our customers can have the confidence and trust that their experience with Bayview will be a positive one.

 

Likewise, he company operates today with the same small business integrity from which it was created.  As a result, that has helped fuel our growth. We will continue striving to be the best provider of lawn and landscape services in South Jersey by offering an exceptional experience to each and every customer.

 

 

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