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Orchard Nursery & Florist was established in 1946 and is now owned by Tom Courtright. It was originally a pear orchard and fruit stand. In the forties Jack Schneider and his partner Stewart Wade, opened the nursery.

The main store at that time was about 1/3 its current size, and in the late fifties the Florist department was officially opened. The freeway arrived at the end of the fifties, which is why you enter what seems to be “the back”, and at that time the store was enlarged to accommodate the increase in business due to the rapid growth in the surrounding area.

The “Lazy K”, our gift house, was the home of the original ranch owners “the Kergen’s” and sat where the freeway is today. The name “Lazy K” comes from the cattle brand used by the family. The house was moved to its current position when the freeway was built and was used by Tom as the family home in his early days at the Nursery. In 1977 Tom opened the house up as a Gift Shop and it has become a source for exceptional giftware and home accessories.

In 1949 the Nursery presented its first Christmas show. Over the years we have become well known throughout the state for our extensive inventory and extravagant displays of holiday merchandise.

The photos on this page are from the early days of Orchard, circa 1947.



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4010 Mt. Diablo Blvd. Lafayette, CA 94549
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