The Kuperus Family had been farming for many generations in the
Netherlandsbefore moving to the
USA. After immigrating here in 1948, they continued farming with a Christian
work ethic that was passed on through the generations.
In 1979, KUPERUS FARMSIDE GARDENS was established on the family dairy
farm. The first crops of spring annual and vegetable plants, groundcover
shrubs and poinsettias were grown and sold in front of the milking barn. The
garden center and nursery continued to expand to ultimately surround the
dairy barn. The last milking and transition to only ornamental crops
occurred in 2000.
The Florist opened in 1988 providing customers with creative floral
arrangements and fresh flowers. The motto ‘Designed from the Heart’ was the
guiding principal adopted for all the arrangements and products made by the
design team. Now, Farmside’s Florist is able to accept and send flowers
worldwide through Teleflora and FTD florist services.
Farmside’s floral designers are especially noted for their resourcefulness
in providing unique wedding bouquets and arrangements that are focused on
meeting the expectations of the bride on her special day. By incorporating
farm grown seasonal flowers for big summer and fall color, herbs for
fragrance or foliage to frame the event—even floral collars for
pets—anything can work for planning on that special day.
Now several acres of the farm are dedicated to growing cut flowers during
the growing season. To see the unique distinctive bouquets stop in and
purchase a Farmside Bouquet fresh from our farm.
When you visit the nursery and garden center at Farmside you will be
immersed in the largest selection of plants in the region. Our mantra—great
plants, great gardens—affirms our company’s commitment to offering the
broadest selection of high quality plants that will allow any gardener to
create their own, one of a kind, outdoor place.
An extensive array of hundreds of varieties of perennials, herbs, and
annuals are available to brighten every season. The palette of shrubs and
trees that include the latest varieties, native to the region and
hard-to-find cultivars which are available in many sizes, from small starter
plants to trees that can provide shade the day they are planted. Farmside
also carries a full line of landscape products including grass seed,
compost, soils, bark mulches, and much more.
If you are landscaping and gardening, a visit to our farm is worth the trip.