Countryside Flower Shop hosts ribbon-cutting for cut flower garden

  • Brent Troost, owner of Countryside Flower Shop, Nursery & Garden Center, cuts the ribbon to celebrate the opening of the new Katherine and Bill Hameder Cut Garden. He is joined by his staff, friends, and family, and staff and members of the Cary-Grove Area, Huntley Area, Barrington Area, and Crystal Lake chambers.

    Brent Troost, owner of Countryside Flower Shop, Nursery & Garden Center, cuts the ribbon to celebrate the opening of the new Katherine and Bill Hameder Cut Garden. He is joined by his staff, friends, and family, and staff and members of the Cary-Grove Area, Huntley Area, Barrington Area, and Crystal Lake chambers. Courtesy of Cary-Grove Area Chamber of Commerce

 
 
Updated 8/26/2022 11:35 PM

On Friday, July 8, the Cary-Grove Area Chamber of Commerce, along with the Crystal Lake, Barrington Area, and the Huntley Area chambers of commerce, co-hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate the opening of the Katherine and Bill Hameder Cut Garden at Countryside Flower Shop, Nursery, & Garden Center, 5301 E. Terra Cotta Ave. in Crystal Lake.

Countryside Flower Shop has been part of the community for over 61 years. The current owners, Johannes Pieterse (JP) and Brent Troost, purchased Countryside in fall of 2020. The Cut Garden is their most recent expansion, taking advantage of the abundance of growing area their 28-acre property in Crystal Lake presents.

 

Named for the original owners, Katherine and Bill Hameder, the Cut Garden gives the customer the ability to have the freshest flowers possible by selecting and cutting their own stems in the garden.

"We are excited to continue the legacy of growing and providing quality plants and services to the community," says owner Brent Troost. "The Cut Garden is a perfect extension of the Countryside feeling our customers get when they know they have the best and freshest flowers available."

The Cut Garden is open daily from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. For a list of what is growing in the garden each week, visit www.countrysideflowershop.com/about/cut-garden/.

In addition to the Cut Garden, Countryside Flower Shop, Nursery, and Garden Center offers flowers and plants for all occasions, a full-service gift and floral shop, an extensive variety of flowers, plants and garden essentials, seminars, and many resources to assist their customers with their gardening needs. To learn more about Countryside Flower Shop, Nursery, and Garden Center, visit www.countrysideflowershop.com or call (815) 459-8130.

The Cary-Grove Area Chamber of Commerce is a business organization of over 540 local business members and professionals, community and non-profit groups and area leaders dedicated to a prosperous local economy and a high quality of life for area residents. The Chamber provides programs and resources to help local businesses succeed and coordinates community events such as Cary Cruise Nights, Halloween Walks and Merry Cary Holiday Parade and Festival. The Cary-Grove Chamber is located at 210 Crystal St., Ste. A, in Cary and has a full business resource center for community residents and local businesses.

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