Pine Hill celebrates four decades of deep roots, solid growth

Barb Mosher, Contributing Writer

Photo by Barb Mosher

Pine Hill Nursery and Landscaping, north of Elk Rapids, has been a thriving family business for 40 years. Shown (from left) are: Ralph and Sandy Naples, Ben Rubert, Fred and Jeanine Rubert, and Paul Naples.


REGION – When Sandy Naples walked into a newly built 12-foot by 28-foot greenhouse nearly four decades ago, she had one question: “How are we ever going to fill this up with plants?”

Today, she and her family manage 27,000 square feet of greenhouse space overflowing with annual bedding plants, perennials, herbs and vegetables 10 miles north of Elk Rapids on US-31. And that’s just the beginning of Pine Hill Nursery and Landscaping, which marks its 40th year of operation this summer.

The business also carries hundreds of varieties of trees and shrubs, ground cover, grasses, fruits, vines, water plants and house plants, plus gardening and landscaping tools and supplies. In addition, Pine Hill features extensive display gardens, a gift shop and café, along with classes and special events for kids and adults.

And the landscaping design, installation, and maintenance end of the business services between 300-400 home and business owners every year. A second location, Pine Hill Village Gardens in Traverse City, offers a similar selection on a smaller scale.

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