A Hundred Years of New Jersey’s Horticultural History with Lesley Parness, Garden Historian

We Grew it Here: A Hundred Years of New Jersey’s Horticultural History

Think New Jersey only grows tomatoes?  Think again.  New Jersey was once the pinnacle for peaches, the ultimate for orchids, the tops for turf.  Mid 19th century New Jersey plant nurseries led the nation with their innovative breeding, greenhouse, field, and marketing techniques.  Meet the horticultural superstars who made New Jersey their home. Impresarios, hermits, academics, politicos, and a cast of unlikely characters will make you a believer – New Jersey is the “Garden State.”

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