FURNEY'S NURSERY: THE END OF OUR 70+ YEAR JOURNEY
Greetings from the staff at Furney's Nursery! It is with heavy hearts that we must announce that Furney's Nursery will be closing its doors at the end of May. This includes both the wholesale and retail divisions. We are saddened to have come to the end of an era, but we will look back at our 70+ years of business with great pride!
Furney's Nursery has a deep and storied history in the Pacific Northwest that dates back to 1901 when Everett Furney was born. In 1929, Everett and his wife, Edith moved from Seattle to Des Moines to start an orchard stand by the side of old Pacific Highway. Back then, Pacific Highway was just a dirt road, not the bustling commercial corridor that it is today. In fact, the Furney family orchard was pretty much surrounded by trees! Edith Furney was an avid gardener, and she kept a beautiful garden at their house by the side of the road. The customers at their orchard stand loved her garden so much that they started asking Edith to find plants for their own gardens. Before long, they were selling more plants than fruit, and Furney's Nursery was officially born in 1946.
Furney's Nursery grew quickly and became South King County's most beloved nursery. Furney's Nursery was so successful that, for a time, two satellite nurseries were opened in Bellevue and Bremerton. The Furneys also purchased 150 acres of farmland in Oregon to help supply the nursery with plants. Eventually, Edith and Everett turned over the reins of their nursery to their son, Robert, who remains the owner and president to this day.
Furney's Nursery has left an impact on this region that will live on long after the nursery closes its doors for the final time. Over the years, gardeners and landscapers have planted millions of our plants in landscapes all over the Pacific Northwest. Many of those plants are still happily growing in gardens and landscapes today. In fact, many of the trees we have sold over the years will still be around 100 years from now!
We would like to thank you for growing with us all these years. We hope we have inspired you to continue planting! After all, the world could use a little more green!
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW:
- We will be open from 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM every day of the week.
- EVERYTHING IN THE STORE IS NOW 25% OFF!!
- There will be no holds on merchandise, EVEN IF IT HAS BEEN PAID FOR.
- ALL SALES ARE FINAL. There will be no returns or exchanges. No guarantee.
- Cash & Credit cards only. NO CHECKS WILL BE ACCEPTED.
- All of our planned seminars & events are now cancelled.
- We have discontinued our delivery service. Deliveries that have already been scheduled will be taken care of, but we will not be scheduling any new deliveries from this point forward.
Please note that our staff may not be able to answer the phones during this very busy time. If you have any pressing plant questions, we encourage you to call the Garden Hotline at (206) 633-0224.
|21215 International Blvd S.
Des Moines, WA 98198