Northern Dutchess Botanical Gardens
From Manhattan to Rhinebeck, NY in 1979 we laid claim to 11 acres of land and built our first greenhouse, growing rare and tropical collectable plants that were sold mail order all over the U.S. as well as Central and South America under the name ‘Mobile Gardens’ for 12 years. Then a fuel crisis took its toll and the need for a cash crop gave birth to our second greenhouse, coached and mentored by Clifford Tine, a third generation greenhouse plantsman of the now defunct New Jersey Botanical Gardens in Somerville. So was born the passion for our lifelong indulgence. Next, getting a name change that wouldn’t confuse us with a trailer park or campground and presto Northern Dutchess Botanical Gardens appeared. For the next 27 years our two families developed our two botanical businesses into what we think is a very unique little niche in the horticultural community.