About Us

In 1987, a former dairy barn, the Gorecki farm, was purchased by Andrew R. and Kristin Willey to restore and renovate for the future site of Stony Brook Gardens.  The barn dates from the turn-of-the-century; it was empty for approximately 30 years before it was purchased for the business.

For two years, the barn underwent some rather painstaking renovations to return it to its current showpiece condition.  The barn looks today very much the way it did nearly 90 years ago.  In fact, in 1989, Stony Brook Gardens received the first-ever HISTORIC PRESERVATION AWARD awarded for a commercial establishment in Hopewell Township.

Stony Brook Gardens began providing landscape services to area residents in the Spring of 1988.  At that time, the barn renovation had not yet been completed.  It was in May of 1989 that the Garden Center formally opened its doors to the public for retail garden center and nursery business.  The Company grows many of its products at the Blue Mist Hollow Farm, including Nursery stock, landscaping stock, perennials, and potted plants. The integration yields the advantage of assuring quality merchandise for landscaping use and retail sale at Stony Brook Gardens.

Stony Brook Gardens currently offers a full range of landscape services, nursery, and garden center products. The business has shown strong and steady growth since its opening and has earned a reputation as a progressive, service-oriented and quality-minded organization.

Stony Brook Gardens’ mission is to continue strong growth by providing high-quality services and products that are on the cutting edge in our field. Our customer focus is primarily residential customers who seek personalized service and products for creative landscaping.

Stony Brook Gardens is your source for everything you need for your garden. We carry a tremendous selection of landscape plants, fine gardening tools, unusual garden ornaments, gifts, pottery, statuary, and the finest selection of perennial and annual plants in the area. We may have the word "Gardens" in our name, but we're so much more than that! We have a full-fledged landscaping division. We strive daily to exceed the expectations of our customers through excellence in service, product selection, as well as quality and diversity of plant material.

Stony Brook Gardens: Bringing the best to your plants for over 30 years! 

We are honored to be named one of the "Best Garden and Landscaping Centers in New Jersey" 

The owners of Stony Brook Gardens with their children ( all former employees as well)

A.R. Willey Hopewell Valley Central High School 1973, Cook College, Rutgers University BS Plant Science 1977
Kris Nelson Willey Princeton High School 1976, Colgate University BA Botany 1980

stony brook family photo