1737 First Commercial Nursery opens in New York Timelines: Timeline of American Garden History
Robert Prince opens the first modern commercial nursery in Flushing, New York with his son William. Known as the Linnaean Nursery, it was famous for trading plants between Europe and North America. The family business operated for almost 130 years.
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