Peter Van de Wetering in an undated photo. (Credit: Van de Wetering family)
Longtime Riverhead resident and owner of Van de Wetering greenhouses Peter Van de Wetering died May 28 at his home.
He was 82.
Mr. Van de Wetering, the oldest of eight children, was born July 6, 1931, in Naaldwijk, Netherlands, to Catherine (Van Went) and Anton Van de Wetering. (more…)
MICHAEL WHITE PHOTO | Tulips line the property at Van de Wetering Greenhouses on Sound Avenue in Jamesport.
Van de Wetering Greenhouses, a longtime producer of tulips that line Park Avenue, was recently featured in the New York Times. Peter Van de Wetering, 82, opened the North Fork nursery in 1958, and soon after won a commission to plant 10,000 daffodils at United Nations Plaza, according to the Times article.
Mr. Van de Wetering’s son, Anton, now runs most of the day-to-day operation of the business.
Click here to read the full article — A Gardner’s Stage: Park Avenue.
MICHAEL WHITE PHOTO | Tulips outside Van de Wetering Greenhouses in Jamesport Tuesday afternoon.