We have been in the Nursery and Landscape business for over 30 years, located in the heart of Mercer County New Jersey. Most of our plant material is grown and freshly dug from our fields seasonally.
We would like to express our sincere appreciation to the faithful customers who have enabled us to remain in the nursery and landscape business all this time. If you have never done business with us, we welcome the opportunity to serve your needs. At Ostrich Nursery, we strive to produce a diverse selection of high quality, unusual and hard to find specimens.
We specialize in growing large trees, both evergreen and deciduous, with specimens up to 25 plus feet. Growing interesting varieties, along with landscape mainstays has been one of the cornerstones of our business for years. Our landscaping and hardscaping services are second to none in the central New Jersey area. We make every effort to give you quality nursery stock and excellent service.
Thank you for those of you that have already done business with us. We sincerely appreciate it and would like to welcome all new costumers.
Ostrich Nursery was established in 1980 by Ken and Mary Dilts. Ken has always had a strong interest in horticulture ever since working in his stepfather's greenhouses when he was 15 years old.
His stepfather, Albert Arndt, owned Edle Weisse Gardens on Robbinsville-Allentown Road. After years of working alongside with his stepfather, Ken decided he would one day like to own his very own Nursery. Albert and his wife Helen, Ken’s mother, owned land on Pond road in Robbinsville that they sold to Ken and his wife Mary. The land was previously used for farming purposes.
When Ken and Mary both took the land over, lots of family were involved with helping build their dream. Aunts, Uncles, cousins, mothers, and fathers, all helped construct what is now an established nursery business. Some of the tasks they helped with were tiling the fields, planting young seedlings, and watering. The watering was done by family members carrying bucket after bucket from the stream located in the back of the property, to where the seedlings were planted. The family members also helped with the construction of the first greenhouse.
Ostrich Nursery is still a family owned and operated business. Ken’s son, Ken Jr, is now following in the footsteps of his father. He graduated from Delaware Valley University, obtaining a bachelors degree in Ornamental Horticulture and Environmental Design.