In 1962, after attending Stockbridge School of Agriculture and receiving a degree in Horticulture, John Bordenuk founded the business, with the help of his wife Joan, on the property of the Bordenuk family home set on ten acres of land in the Sixteen Acres section of Springfield.
John’s parents, John and Nancy Bordenuk, had farmed the land and had a roadside stand where they sold the produce and cut flowers specializing in gladiolas. John’s studies and a longstanding family tradition of gardening were to become the inspiration for Sixteen Acres Garden Center, Inc.
Along the way, John and Joan’s children became involved and have contributed substantially to the success of the business. Steve Bordenuk is the General Manager, Debra Bordenuk is the Floral and Gift Shop Manager, and Judy Bordenuk is the Human Resource and Financial Manager. Together, along with a dedicated and hardworking professional staff, they have successfully catered to patrons providing superior quality plants grown in Sixteen Acres Garden Center’s own greenhouses, and have provided exceptional customer service that is unmatched in the area.
Sixteen Acres Garden Center, Inc. has grown steadily until it has reached its current place as the largest garden center in Western Massachusetts. The retail store offers an enormous selection of gardening products including hard-to-find items that are often sought by serious gardeners. Sixteen Acres Garden Center also offers landscape design services backed by a nursery fully stocked with a vast selection of trees, shrubs, and perennials. Our full-service Floral Shop provides custom floral designs for all occasions including weddings, funerals, and special parties and boasts a unique gift shop with collectibles and specialty gifts for the gardener.