History

Family Owned and Operated Nursery and Garden Center since 1939

Eisele's nursery truck in the beginning.

Maria ‘Eisele with son Emil Jr.

1939: Eisele’s Nursery and Garden Center began when Emil and Maria Eisele purchased farmland in Paramus. Starting off as a part-time venture, Emil Sr. used his background in landscape and nursery experience to grow young plants that included fruiting trees on the 8 acres. He and Maria also raised chickens and goats.

 

Rick, Emil, Maria, Emil. Jr., Rudy

Rick, Emil, Maria, Emil. Jr., Rudy

1956: The two eldest sons, Emil Jr. and Rudy, continued the interest and worked at various other farms in the area. After high school, the two attended and graduated horticultural colleges with degrees in landscape design and nursery management. The Eisele brothers became partners and established Eisele’s Nursery and Garden Center, Inc.

 

The 3 Eisele brothers in the 70's.

The 3 Eisele brothers.

1970: Several years later, their youngest brother, Rick, joined the team as manager of the Garden Center. Rick attended Rutgers College in Horticulture.

1982: Kevin Eisele, a third generation Eisele, joined the family business. He attended Alfred State College, graduated with a landscape design degree, and has contributed to the success of Eisele’s Nursery and Garden Center as one of the top landscape designers.

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Rudy, Kevin, Emil, Chris and Rick Eisele

2009: Christopher Eisele, the fourth generation, graduated from the University of Rhode Island with a bachelor’s degree in landscape design and horticulture and began working full time. He’s off to a great start, creatively designing and supervising installations.