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. 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.
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.
Our roots have been in South Jersey for 70 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, the 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.
DUNS – 01-156-5322
New Jersey DEP Pesticides Application Business – 94097A
New Jersey DEP Pesticides Applicator – 69143A
NJ Division of Consumer Affairs- 13VHo1476100
New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement Vendor
NALP – National Association of Landscape Professionals
BBB – Accredited Business A+ Rating
NJBIA- New Jersey Business & Industry Association
Several of our family members are active in the Northfield Volunteer Fire Company and Auxiliary
Our garden club “Sweet Scents Garden Club” provides plants and flowers to local nursing homes, libraries and our Veteran’s Park. The garden club also maintains the Children’s Memorial Garden at Birch Grove Park.
Call us today – 609-641-0648