DERRY — The site of a former nursery/garden center in town has a new life, thanks to one family hoping to make this garden property grow.
Jim and Lisa Whiteneck, owners of Springlook Farm at the former Chakarian Farms garden property at 112 Island Pond Road, recently celebrated a grand re-opening of the business.
The new garden center opened last year, but was officially honored with a ribbon-cutting event earlier this month.
The Chakarian family had operated the nursery/garden center for decades prior to closing last year. The Whitenecks purchased the 21-acre property for their own business ventures.
That includes continuing on with a quest to make the new garden center a spot for people to find information, plants, shrubs, florals, and just about anything that has to do with landscaping.
The Whitenecks had been looking at the property since about 2016 when it was going to go on the market to be sold. The couple knew it was the right move to purchase the property.
As the garden center grows, there will be more programs and informational sessions planned to support just about anything a customer might want when it comes to landscaping or garden design.
That could include ponds, beekeeping events, or other efforts that will bring all things nature and garden to the community.
To learn more about Springlook Farm, visit springlookfarm.com or call 432-8600.