FEBRUARY 8, 2019 – FORT WORTH, TEXAS – Cornelius Nursery has opened its second Houston-area store at 1403 Westborough Drive in Katy. The store, located on a two-and-a-half acre site, will celebrate its grand opening on Feb. 22.
The store will provide a new, exciting shopping opportunity designed to inspire locals in their gardens and their homes. It will have approximately 4,000 square feet of indoor retail space that will feature home décor, seasonal decorations and a custom design center for adornments such as wreaths or garlands. The open concept outdoor shopping area will encompass 30,000 square feet and showcase Cornelius Nursery’s latest offerings in trees, shrubs, groundcovers and more. A 9,000-square-foot greenhouse will provide additional space to display tropical plants, flowers, lawn decor and other gardening products for sale.
The original Cornelius Nursery store opened in Houston in 1938. Similar to the location on Voss Road, the Katy store will resemble a classic, Texas farmhouse with a rustic stone-covered exterior and wraparound porch. The surrounding flowerbeds will be expertly-landscaped to provide seasonal gardening inspiration for shoppers.
Cornelius Nursery is owned and operated by Fort Worth-based Calloway’s Nursery, which decided to open a store in Katy because it is one of the fastest growing cities in the greater Houston area.
“We always look to open new stores in thriving communities that are experiencing rapid population growth, like Katy, so we can be a knowledgeable gardening resource to local families,” said Calloway’s Nursery CEO Marce Ward. “Our team strives to make gardening fun, easy and successful for customers by offering the best plants and products for sale, as well as expert advice from the numerous Texas Certified Nursery Professionals in our stores.”
The Katy store will celebrate its grand opening with a ribbon cutting ceremony on Friday, Feb. 22 at 9 a.m. Locals and members of the media are invited to attend. The store will offer a variety of specials to celebrate the grand opening weekend.
Additionally, through May 25, both Houston-area stores will host the spring Garden Series every Saturday morning. The Garden Series includes informational sessions on topics that range from indoor and outdoor succulents to how to attract butterflies to your yard. A schedule of upcoming Garden Series events can be found here.
The Katy store opening has added approximately 25 new jobs to the local economy. Cornelius Nursery will continue to hire qualified individuals through the spring season. Interested parties can apply at calloways.com or in person at the store.
ABOUT CORNELIUS NURSERY
Founded in 1938, Cornelius Nursery is a garden center that offers fresh, high-quality plants, flowers and gardening supplies, including: perennials and annuals, shrubs, trees, vines, seeds, vegetables, organic plant foods, fertilizer, mulch and more.
Cornelius Nursery has two stores in the Houston area and is owned by Calloway’s Nursery, which is headquartered in Fort Worth with 19 stores around the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex. The company has more Texas Certified Nursery Professionals in its stores than any other nursery or garden center in Texas.
For more information, please visit calloways.com.