Gale Nurseries started in 1927 as a result of the onset of the great depression. Charles H. Gale II lost his job as a glasscutter and decided to work with his brother Harry who was an estate gardener along Philadelphia's water front.
Gale Nurseries designs and builds gardens in the Philadelphia region and has been doing so for over seventy years. Our process begins with a consultation and site visit with the client. During this initial meeting we get to know about the client's lifestyle.
Four Generations of Garden Excellence celebrates a collection of the company's most exquisite work with over 300 color images by world-class horticultural photographer, Rob Cardillo. Gardening expert and writer Adam Levine tells the story of each garden's creation with client


Over the years, Gale Nurseries has garnered these recognitions, many repeatedly:
  • Philadelphia Flow Show/ Pennsylvania Horticulture Society, Best of Show, PHS Council Trophy, The Philadelphia Trophy
  • Pennsylvania Nurserymen's Association Landscape Award Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce
  • Montgomery County Planning Commission Award
  • Men's Garden Club of Delaware Valley
  • Garden Club of Bala Cynwyd
  • Society of American Florist Award
  • Delaware Valley College Plant Science Award