In January 2017, the Dubner family, purchased the 42 acres of land at 6050 Northern Boulevard in Muttontown. The location is now the home of Heritage Farm & Garden. While this is a new and exciting venture for the the Dubner Family, they have a long and proud history in the horticultural industry on Long Island.
“We are as passionate about maintaining the horticultural heritage of Long Island as we are about providing the community with a welcoming atmosphere to enjoy and appreciate the beauty of nature,” said Steven Dubner.
“Many of the local homeowners have expressed relief that instead of subdividing the property for homes,” said Wendy Dubner Master, “we will proudly continue the 87-year old tradition of keeping the location for horticultural use.”
Based on Long Island, Steven Dubner’s landscaping company has been designing and building beautiful outdoor spaces throughout the New York Metro area for more than 50 years. Steven also owns a well-known and prestigious nursery farm on the North Fork.
Wendy Dubner Master was drawn to the garden industry through her childhood experiences observing her father’s projects as well as his love and enthusiasm for the entire field.
After high school, Wendy enrolled at the University of Michigan’s School of Natural Resources with the intent to work as an environmental lawyer. While attending law school, Wendy founded a decorative pottery and planter distribution business that earned acclaim in prominent media publications such as Architectural Digest, Better Homes and Gardens as well as many others. After passing the bar exam, the allure of the green industry ultimately led her to grow her business working with the independent garden centers across the United States
. She designed and sourced the line to reflect the latest trends in décor while maintaining selections with a classic, traditional flair.
After selling her company to a competitor, Wendy continued to design and provide trend direction for garden decor sold at Smith & Hawken, Henri Bendel, Saks Fifth Avenue, Target and other retailers. Wendy feels so fortunate to have the opportunity to design the store layout as well as define the unique product selection that will be offered at Heritage. “I am so excited about Heritage…it feels like I have the opportunity to use everything I have learned through the culmination of my experiences!.”
Heritage Farm and Garden will showcase a large selection of unusual annuals, perennials, shrubs, trees and large scale specimen plant material that would not otherwise be readily available in this region. There will be a large and unique assortment of decorative containers from all over the world. Inside the store, there are be tropical plants, orchids, succulents, terrariums, beautiful containers as well as decorative accessories, perfect for outdoor garden entertaining and hostess gifts for garden parties!