Shore River Gardens grows where Wawa was rejected

WALL – When the possible site for a Wawa usefulness retail store, flowers and plants again grace the property at the former Harvest Exchange on Lakewood Street.

Shore River Gardens, a new backyard garden middle owned by Truthful Haven people Jane and Ron DeCanio and operate by daughter Teddi DeCanio of Place Enjoyable, has opened. The center functions annuals and perennials, as well as vegetable plans, trees and shrubs, soils and mulch, pottery and back garden equipment.

The assets has prolonged been property to a backyard centre. The former Harvest Trade making, a landmark yard heart, has been vacant for many several years.

In 2019, Wawa proposed to construct a comfort store with fuel pumps on the home. The software just before the township Zoning Board of Adjustment been given opposition and was afterwards withdrawn by Wawa.

(right) Jane DeCanio and her daughter, (left) Teddi DeCanio, who have opened Shore River Gardens, a garden center on Route 34 at Lakewood Road, talk about the new business in Wall, NJ Thursday, June 9, 2022.

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Jane DeCanio, who labored for another Monmouth County backyard garden heart for 15 decades, mentioned people today are made use of to acquiring a yard center on the assets. At the intersection of Lakewood Road and Route 34, it also is a excellent spot.

”There was a thing about this building that I usually wished,” DeCanio explained. “I produced a cell phone contact and it took place to be for sale.”

DeCanio reported they put on a new roof, painted the building and gutted the inside of. “New every thing,” she explained. “The developing is extremely eye catching.”

Jane DeCanio and her daughter, Teddi DeCanio, who have opened Shore River Gardens, a garden center on Route 34 at Lakewood Road, talk about the new business in Wall, NJ Thursday, June 9, 2022.

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But for now, only the outside is open. The indoor store and the greenhouse is expected to open in a thirty day period or so.

Apart from flowers and plants, Shore River also will present steerage picking out vegetation, sharing structure suggestions and coaching shoppers on greatest planting tactics as very well as diagnosing plant problems.

All through the getaway year, the store will promote Christmas trees as effectively as fresh new and synthetic wreaths and garlands, ornaments and vacation decor, in accordance to the center’s blog.

Jane DeCanio and her daughter, Teddi DeCanio, who have opened Shore River Gardens, a garden center on Route 34 at Lakewood Road, arrange their selection of hydrangea plants for sale at Shore River Gardens in Wall, NJ Thursday, June 9, 2022.

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The DeCanio relatives has been in the floral and backyard garden group for extra than 40 many years. Besides doing the job for backyard garden centers, Jane DeCanio also has owned a flower shop in Tiny Silver. 

“It is wonderful. What is greater than nature?” she said. “It’s a healthful surroundings.”

Teddi DeCanio labored with her mom at the previous backyard heart much too.