After emigrating from Germany, Frank & Helen Schweizer started Schweizer Nurseries with the holiday season and it grew from there. Over time the nursery flourished to about 3 acres and they nestled it into the terraced hillside of Todt Hill. For 38 years Frank & Helen Schweizer pioneered the gardening industry in Staten Island.
After Conrad received his Horticultural Ph.D. from Michigan State, he and his wife Leona, moved back to Staten Island and took over the family business in 1970. For 10 years Leona was the president of the Bonsai Society & was an active member of the Herb Society for many years. For over 50 years Conrad & Leona have influenced the gardening community of Staten Island.
A lot has changed over the last 90 years. Since the mid 1990's Conrad Jr. handles the landscape and design end of the company while his wife Alia can be found amongst the flowers in the nursery. Dr. Schweizer continues to be at the forefront with diagnosing plant and pest concerns. As our FOURTH generation grows and matures hopefully they will decide to take on this rewarding endeavor as the previous generations have. Come in and introduce yourself and we will be happy to assist in any way possible.
Conrad Schweizer Nurseries
2051 Richmond Road, Staten Island, New York 10306 *March 15th-October M-F 7:00am-5:00pm, Sat. 7:00am-4:00pm, & Sun. 9:00-4:00pm. Closed Sundays in July & August! *November-December M-Sat. 7:00am-4:00pm Sun. 9:00am-4:00pm *January-March15th open intermittently(weather permitting)
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