Our roots run deep. We've been providing gardening solutions and supplies since the 1940s.
Pound Ridge, New York was originally home to the Siwanoy and Kitchawong Indians, who planted, fished, and kept game in enclosures called "pounds" on various ridges in the area. Colonists settled it in the 1640s and a town was established in 1788.
The land on which the nursery now stands was once owned by Major Ebenezer Lockwood, the leader of the Pound Ridge Militia in the American Revolution who took part in a notorious raid by British Lt. Col. Banastre Tarleton. Although much of the town was destroyed, two of the original buildings from this time still stand as our store and a private home, both of which are now historic landmarks.
Poundridge Nurseries was founded by Vincenzo Pasciuti, an Italian immigrant and small business owner who lived in New Rochelle, New York. Pasciuti purchased the land that would become home to the nursery in 1924, and the business officially opened in its current location in the early 1940s. Four generations of Pasciuti's have worked at and helped operate the nursery in Vincenzo's vision.
A new name and a new owner.
In January 2017, Poundridge Nurseries was bought and renamed Pound Ridge Nursery & Garden Center, Inc. by Mr. John Gualtiere, owner of Hudson Landscape Contractors & Tree Care Specialists, Inc., a fully incorporated New York State Corporation started by Mr. Gualtiere in 1996. Mr. Gualtiere comes to Pound Ridge with his 25 plus years of expertise in the Landscape Industry. Mr. Gualtiere holds degrees and Post Graduate Certificates in Business Administration, Construction Management and Engineering along with an MBA in Finance. Mr. Gualtiere has successfully passed and has held the licenses to be a New York State Licensed Pesticide Applicator and an ISA Certified Arborist.
Mr. Gualtiere’s goal for the purchase of the nursery and its 42 acres of property was to ensure that Vincenzo Pasciuti’s vision and passion for Pound Ridge Nursery would continue on while expanding “Hudson’s” thriving and award-winning landscape contracting services into Pound Ridge and its surrounding communities.
Hudson Landscape Contractors & Tree Care Specialists, Inc. is one of the Hudson Valley’s premier landscape and tree care companies. “Hudson’s” staff includes: trained horticulturalists, ISA certified arborists, New York State certified pesticide applicators, masons, landscape designers, and ASLA Certified Landscape Architects. “Hudson’s” organizational goal is to offer its clients a superior product with an unparalleled level of customer service.
“Hudson” is a fully licensed and insured firm that operates within the tri-state area. The newly formed relationship between “Hudson” and “Pound Ridge” will allow for all of their clients to be serviced by some of the most sought-after professionals in the Landscape Industry while immersing themselves in a beautiful Retail Garden Center experience.