Tom, a Southington, CT native, graduated from the University of Massachusetts' Stockbridge School of Agriculture in 1972. He started working at the Hadley Garden Center in 1973 and 15 years later (1988), he and his wife Janine bought the business from Ed and Fran Machno.
Janine also started working at Hadley Garden Center in 1973. She and Tom met there and four years later got married (1977). Janine graduated from the University of Massachusetts Amherst School of Management. She's had lots of experience in the years since doing an excellent job of running our business.
You might know Dan by his long-running show "Bird Songs" on 93.9 The River. Dan, who joined the Hadley Garden Center family in 1988, is the store's resident bird expert. He earned his bachelor's degree in plant and soil science from the University of Massachusetts Amherst (1987).
Dianne grew up in New Castle, PA and a 1984 graduate of Penn State. With a degree in horticulture, she moved to Colorado and then to the Valley in 1988. Among other things, she is the primary buyer of hard goods and organizes purchasing strategies for major spring trade shows. Dianne also orders bulbs and seeds and plans our Winter Clinics.
Clivia is native to Northampton, graduated from the Williston Northampton School, and attended the Stockbridge School of Agriculture at the University of Massachusets Amherst. Clivia has the greatest longevity at the Hadley Garden Center having taken care of perennials with us for over 30 years now.
Eric, an Arlington native, first started working at the Hadley Garden Center in 2006 while still completing his natural resources studies at UMass Amherst, for which he successfully earned a bachelor's degree. Though Eric works primarily in the nursery yard, he can found practically everywhere else too.
Angela has worked for the Hadley Garden Center for over 10 years and is our Greenhouse Manager. A native of North Andover, MA, she earned her bachelor's degree in horticulture from UMass Amherst in 2003. She met and married co-worker, Eric several years ago and have since welcomed a new baby to the family.
Cynthia started working part-time at Hadley Garden Center while a student at Mount Holyoke College majoring in Environmental Studies with a concentration in Conservation. She's developed her skills working with the Talcott Greenhouse and at the Nature Conservancy as well. Cynthia can often be found in the houseplant greenhouse, the nursery yard, or at our front counter.