Landcraft Environments Ltd. initially began in 1982 as a specialized design/build landscape firm, which emphasized the use of outstanding seasonal color in the form of annual plantings, spring bulbs, and fall/winter holiday plantings. At that time, we were very interested in using unusual and exotic plant material in our designs, despite limited assortment and availability. Thus with “necessity being the mother of invention”, we began to grow some of these specialty plants (from seed) for our clients as well as for our own gardens. It was at this point that the epiphany struck: this “growing” thing seems to be more fun and provides a better lifestyle.
So, in 1992 the move was made, and the gentleman's farm was purchased in Mattituck, NY. We started with one 30 x 100 ft. greenhouse and have increased in size every year since. In 2021 we purchased a farm and greenhouse operation in Ridgley Maryland. Now with about 7 acres of greenhouse space and outdoor growing areas, in two locations, we supply hundreds of thousands of plants to garden centers, landscape designers, botanical gardens and public parks throughout the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic.
Landcraft produces tropicals, tender perennials, unusual annuals in addition to a few common annuals and a smattering of perennials. We start the season with our Early Spring Program offering a wide variety of cool weather tolerant spring plants, perfect for containers and planting beds, many of our plants complement spring flowering bulbs. The Spring / Summer plants we offer thrive in our hot, humid summers and many perform well into the autumn months, adding an incredible amount of diversity to the garden palette throughout the growing season. Many of our selections have multiple qualities; grown not just for their blossoms, but also for their ability to add structure, foliage color and interesting textures to container plantings and garden beds alike. To extend the season, we also grow a full line of fall plants available from mid-September up until November. During the winter months as well as in these seasons we carry a full line of beautiful topiary, exotic house plants, orchids and succulents.
We have seen a tremendous increase in the use of exotic, unusual and tropical plants among professional and home gardeners over the years, our aim is to remain at the forefront of this trend and introduce new and exciting plants every year. We make it our business to constantly seek out and evaluate new cultivars from all over the world, so that we may consistently provide the most unique and best quality plant material to our customers.
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Thank you for your continued patronage, support, and enthusiasm.
Dennis Schrader, Bill Smith and the Landcraft Team