Because of the dedication, generosity, and commitment of our Corporate Partners, Sotterley is able to fulfill our mission and give back to the community. We would like to take the opportunity to shine the spotlight on one of our many partners!
You may already know Wentworth Nursery as a great place to go for all your landscaping and gardening essentials. Did you also know they are a long time Corporate Partner of Sotterley, helping to keep our treasured site looking beautiful for our thousands of visitors each year?
The company started out with very humble beginnings, “We started the nursery in our parent’s back yard as a hobby, growing azaleas in 1975," said Richard Wentworth, owner. The hobby soon turned into a small business as they opened their Charlotte Hall location in 1977. To better serve the needs of the community, they expanded their operation to include locations in Prince Frederick and Oakville in 1991, and the Landscape Project Center in 2003.
When asked what he liked best about doing business in our Southern Maryland community, Wentworth said, “The people and the location near the water. It is just a fun and rewarding business to be a part of.” Wentworth Nursery has lent a helping hand to Sotterley for many years, and they faithfully come on site to mulch, plant, and spruce up our site twice a year. Their professional resources and expertise help us to keep our site looking beautiful. They also contribute beautiful plants and materials to many of our special events, helping us to create the perfect backdrop and setting.
In 2011 when Hurricane Irene caused much devastation on site, Wentworth Nursery stepped in to offer an even greater level of support when our site was in such need of repair. Now, they have been helping Sotterley begin the replacement of a few of the many trees that were lost during the disaster. We are grateful to Wentworth Nursery for their continued generous support as a Corporate Partner.