KATY (Covering Katy News) – Cornelius Nursery has opened its second Houston-area store at 1403 Westborough Drive in Katy which is off the Katy Freeway behind BJ’s Brewhouse. The store is located on a two-and-a-half acre site and celebrated its grand opening on Friday, Feb. 22.
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 opening has added approximately 25 new jobs to the local economy. Cornelius Nursery will continue to hire qualified individuals through the spring season, apply at calloways.com or in person at the store.
The store has approximately 4,000 square feet of indoor retail space that features home decor, seasonal decorations and a custom design center for adornments such as wreaths or garlands.
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The open concept outdoor shopping area is 30,000 square feet. A 9,000-square-foot greenhouse provides 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 resembles a classic, Texas farmhouse with a rustic stone-covered exterior and wraparound porch.
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.
For more information visit calloways.com. Follow Cornelius Nursery for gardening ideas & inspiration on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest and the company’s blog.