Park's Nursery started out originally in 1947 as a truck farm operated by my grandfather. My father, Harry, looking in his crystal ball, put up his first greenhouse in 1953...just in time for the 1955, once-in-a-hundred-winters of eight foot snowdrifts and record cold temperatures which resulted in the complete loss of his first crop of azaleas. His crystal ball was correct in that nursery products were the future, he needed a better crystal ball that could predict weather! Nevertheless, the switch to nursery crops was complete by 1963,
One of the prime assets of Park's Nursery is the soil which is classified as Powell Valley clay loam. Once tiled, it drains well, is very fertile, and is harvestable over a wide range of soil moistures.