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Pinewood Perennial Gardens was established in 1971 by Sandy Friemann and Hank Rienecker with the vision of successfully growing landscape specimen perennials in containers. For 34 years with the help of their wives Betty Friemann and Lynn Rienecker, they developed a premier wholesale growing operation that provided their customers with a wide variety of quality plants and excellent service. But time marches on and after careful consideration, they decided it was time for a change, spend more time with their families, and enjoy life even more.

The business changed hands in March 2006 when Butch Starkie, Starkie Bros./ALL Pro Horticulture and Scott Clark, previously with Cornell University Cooperative Extension, joint ventured to begin a new journey in the world of producing and selling perennial plants. We are excited about the opportunities and challenges presented to us and look forward to continuing in the footsteps of Sandy and Hank by providing you with superior product and service. This year our focus to implement a seamless transition and learn the business was only possible with the support of Sandy and Betty, and Hank and Lynn as well as Judy, our office manager. As we develop our own “fingerprint” on Pinewood Perennial Gardens, be assured we won’t forget or change the strong foundation Pinewood is built on.

Pinewood Perennial Gardens is situated on 17 acres of land in the hamlet of Cutchogue, NY, a quaint town on the north fork of Long Island. Currently, over 600 taxa of herbaceous and woody perennials are produced on 10 acres in sizes ranging from quart to 5 gallon containers.

If you have any questions or particular needs, don’t hesitate to contact us. Our goal is to continue to improve our business in ways to be an asset to you and your customers.