About Us

Our Family

Glover Perennials is a family owned and operated wholesale nursery located in Cutchogue, NY. In 1997, Jim started Glover Perennials on 2.5 acres of rented land. Joanne joined him in 2001 and together they expanded the operation and moved to a 23 acre farm they purchased in 2004. What was previously a hayfield has been transformed into the home of Glover Perennials.

Jim received a B.S. degree in Community Forestry & Horticulture from the University of Vermont. He later attended the University of Washington Center for Urban Horticulture, and received a Master of Forest Resources degree in Urban Horticulture in 1990. Prior to starting Glover Perennials, Jim worked extensively with wholesale and retail nurseries, and landscape contractors.

Jim has made four appearances on Martha Stewart TV and was featured in a New York Times garden article in which he discussed the value of "ripping up your lawn" in favor of more attractive, environmentally sensible and lower maintenance groundcovers.

Joanne received a B.A from SUNY New Paltz. She had a career in event planning before meeting Jim and joining Glover Perennials. She manages the administrative operations. Although most of her work is behind the scenes, she is instrumental in our success.

Our girls, Ella and Hazel, can sometimes be found at the farm, whether it's to splash in puddles or to check on a greenhouse with Daddy. We go on walks in the woods and take lots of opportunities to learn about the natural world around us. Whether or not they become nurserywomen they will have an appreciation and respect for the environment.

Glover Family Photo

Our Philosophy

Essays we have written over the years that give insight into why, what and how we grow.

A Passion for Plants Cover your Ground!
Gardens are the New Nature Lawnless on Long Island
Native in the Northeast Toward Sustainable Perennial Production