As many of you may already know, this will be the last spring for Ashwood Gardens and Nursery. After this June, Charlie and I will be closing down our garden center and retiring. We had hoped that Ashwood Gardens would continue as it has but with new owners. Unfortunately, after efforts from all parties involved, this is not to be. I don’t think we can express to you how disappointed we are that Ashwood Gardens will not continue under new ownership.
It’s hard to believe we’ve been at it for more than twenty years. Back in the mid 90’s we had an idea to build a small nursery and retail garden center just outside of Ashland. Over the next five years we made plans and sketches. We toured other garden centers and met with county officials. In June of 2001 we broke ground and began building and eventually opened for business on March 29th, 2002.
Charlie and I will be forever grateful for the opportunities and blessings that this endeavor has bestowed on us. We cherish the friendships we have formed over the years with both customers and associates. You can’t imagine how rewarding it has been to have children of customers become customers as well! Our employees are wonderful and have been central to any success we have had. They have been hard working, knowledgeable and caring people. Gardeners are one of the most interesting and generous group of individuals you could ever wish to serve, and it has been our immense pleasure to do just that. We want to thank all of you for being a part of our lives over the years and for supporting us in so many ways.
As you might imagine, we are planning for an active retirement. We are happy to announce that our daughter, Caitlin, who has worked with us for the last six years, is continuing in the “family” business. Caitlin is starting her own enterprise “Sunshine Gardening and More”, a gardening services business. We hope to work with her on occasion as she begins this new venture. We will still continue living and playing in the Ashland area. We hope to stay in touch with many of you as we move on to this new chapter in our lives.
As of June 16th, we will no longer have regular hours. However, we will be in occasionally, so call ahead to see if we are in. If interested in a listing of items that will be sold later, i.e. fixtures, pavers, greenhouses, etc. send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Located just southwest of Ashland, where the town limits give way to Hanover's rolling countryside, Ashwood Gardens and Nursery is one of those hidden treasures that more and more central Virginia gardeners are just discovering. Our nursery boasts one of the areas best selections of trees and shrubs, perennials and seasonal color, much of it locally grown on the premises.
Ashwood Gardens and Nursery is a family business owned and operated by Charlie and Terry Blair and their daughter, Caitlin. Here you'll find a knowledgeable and helpful staff, ready to assist with all your gardening projects.
As a locally owned business, Ashwood Gardens and Nursery is committed to provide our customers with the knowledge, resources, and inspiration to make your gardening experience a success.