Our Story

It all began back in 1996, with a small lawn maintenance company called Total Lawn Care. Mark and Karen Packard got married and lived in a small house in Ashburnham, MA. They ran a landscape maintenance company out of their home. The neighbors were very tolerant of the equipment in the driveway and would even let Mark borrow their sons for extra labor from time to time. After a couple of years, Karen moved out of the office and into the field doing planting jobs and delivering materials to the crew. By the year 2000, Total Lawn Care was offering installation of plants, walkways, walls, and water features. Mark and Karen outgrew their home based business and needed a place to expand, so they packed up the 2 kids, sold the house, and moved into the Sterling Greenery. For 4 years Karen and Mark lived at the Greenery with 2 kids, and slowly rebuilt what was once a great garden center. After their family outgrew the living space at the greenery, Mark and Karen bought a house in Sterling just minutes from the garden center.

After helping Mark grow the business, Karen decided to follow her dream of being a real estate agent and quickly fell in love with her new career. She loves helping people sell and buy houses and uses her unique 60 day process to make it easier and more efficient. Now after 20 years, Karen and Mark live in Sterling. Mark runs the garden center with the "Green Team" and Karen is a Realtor with Keller Williams Real Estate. You can see her listings here.

Sterling Greenery is open 8am to 6pm every day, and offers a 3 year guarantee on all trees and shrubs. Sterling Greenery offers delivery service, installation of plants, ponds and patios, and a unique design service called "Plant Nerds Design Service". Sterling Greenery has grown to be the top distributor of Aquascape pond supplies and Niclock pavers and offers top quality plant material. Sterling Greenery offers full service to both the homeowner and the landscape professional. Come check us out, it will be worth the trip!