What's a "Nursery" vs. a "Garden Center"?
Nurseries GROW plants .
Garden Centers BUY plants from nurseries.
Superior Nursery grows most of the the plants we sell at our Garden Center.
If their name includes "Nursery" ask them WHAT they grow!
32 years ago we were "Kurt's Lansdcaping"!
Starting as a landscape company is a strong advantage! As business grew, founder Kurt Kurzmiller wanted higher quality and a better selection of plant materials for his landscape design and install customers...and so began Superior Nursery.
32 years later Superior's Garden Center isn't typical, and that's good for you! The majority of plants we sell are grown right here on the property. We are a container production nursery, a working farm. Not many garden centers actually grow what they sell.
That means the plants we offer aren't being shipped from a different climate. Our plants are acclimated to the conditions they'll actually be planted in, they're stronger and healthier. It also means we know the habits and strengths of the plants we sell and what's right for your needs and expectations. When you visit you'll find superior quality, variety and value in everything we offer including expert assistance and guidance.
Superior gardens promotes a healthy and fulfilling gardening lifestyle and we practice what we preach. The certified organic fertilizers, fungicides and biologic pest controls we offer for sale are the same ones we use in our greenhouses. (Yes we use ladybugs and praying mantis!) The plants you select are not treated with harsh chemicals or synthetics. Learn more here...
Our non plant items are from local companies and artisans, our motto..."keeping it local saves in so many ways"! Everything we sell is made in the US, the majority of our non plant products are made in Pennsylvania.
"We're not called Superior Nursery because we have a high opinion of ourselves. We're called Superior Nursery to remind ourselves of what we expect to offer our customers in products and services everyday." - Kurt & Linda Kurzmiller, founder & owners
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12506 Susquehanna Trail South
New Freedom PA 17349
Just north of Shrewsbury, PA
Suddenly being a "localvore" is cool. We think that's great! It's what we've focused on (what we call "keeping it local") ever since we started growing plants.
Being dissatisfied with the quality and variety of plant material available is exactly why we started our business over 30 years ago.
Our philosophy has always been to support local businesses and artists, sell only locally made or US made items, and be environmentally minded in our practices. Buying local means less overhead and environmental impact from trucking. Growing our own plants means we offer a healthier plant product at less cost and offer more variety because we can select what we grow. It means we know the plants because we grow the plants. We can actually answer your questions and assist you based on knowledge and experience, not just what the plant's tag says.
We do all this to offer the highest value economically and environmentally.
We believe in supporting our local community, that's why we the majority of non-plant items we sell are produced locally.
Our garden decor is hand made by local artisans.
Our non plant products are from local producers that also believe in and practice positive environmental stewardship.
What's worth saving to you?