a passion for garden living
The oldest landscaping and nursery in Ocean County, was transplanted in 2010 to become the newest landscaping and nursery in Monmouth County. Calgo Gardens was started in 1950 by pioneer business woman Charolette Hirsh. Current owner and principal landscape designer Mark Estomin worked and trained there until 1978 when he purchased the business that continues to be his passion and vocation.
Partnering with wife Penny Estomin, every service and offering from Calgo Gardens and its retail showcase The Barn, stems from their shared passion for garden living—bringing the inside out and the outside in. Nature is their spiritual center; art and craft their inspiration. Their business is a celebration of both.
Over the years Mark has cultivated a hands-on expertise that successfully mixes his innate talent, aesthetic vision, positive energy and real understanding of native plants, local soils and terrain to offer a sustained, satisfying and fulfilling experience for his clients.
And while landscaping is the heart and soul of the business, Calgo Gardens' home is its lush 7-acre nursery…an opportunity for a client to explore the grounds and even help choose the plantings for their yard. The land is dotted with brightly painted out buildings, colorful pottery, fountains, architectural elements, and Calgo's naturally gifted shop…The BARN.
A true post and beam structure at the former property, The BARN retains its name and blossoms with a renewed delightful charm. It's an eclectic world of whimsical and functional art—jewelry, furnishings, clocks, mirrors, terrariums, birdhouses and more—made from the earthy elements of glass, wood, metal and stone. The quirky and sophisticated taste of its owners is reflected in beautiful, surprising elements to enhance and inspire interior and exterior design plans.
Calgo Gardens–now firmly rooted at 462 Adelphia Road, in Howell Township.