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About us

William G.Tormey, A.A.S. Designer,Owner,Manager,Webmaster

License: MA Commercial Pesticide Applicator License #33973,
Mauget Certified Applicator

seminars attended:
“Integrated Pest Management for Herbaceous Perennials”
"The Mauget Advanced Level Symposium” (tree infusion /micro injection)

Has received the followings certificates/degrees:

*State University of New York, Canton, New York. Associated Applied Science   Agronomy/Horticulture
*Certificate  Landscape Graphics, Harvard University Graduate School of Design, Office of Special Programs.       Cambridge, Ma.
*Certificate CFO Empowerment Conference: E-Commerce Answers, CFO Seminars Boston, Ma.
Additional formal studies at the following
*Nursery Management, New York Botanical Garden, Bronx, New York.
*Environmental Design, State University of New York, Buffalo, New York

Awards: for Various Garden Exhibits:
*The Worcester County Horticultural Society Award for First Place.
*The Worcester County Horticultural Society Silver Medal for Suitability and Quality of Plant Material.
*The Boston Society of Landscape Architects Award for an Exhibit of Excellence in Landscape Design....
*The Worcester County Horticultural Society Award for Best Use of Color.
*Worcester County Horticultural Society Award for Diversity of Plant Material ...
* People's Choice Award....

Past memberships:
*The International Plant Propagators Society
*American Nurseryman’s Assoc.,
*The American Horticultural Assoc,
*the New England Rock Garden Assoc,
*American Conifer Society
* Professional Perennial Growers Assoc.


I have been fortunate to gain experience not only at my small nursery, but from past experience at; Hudson Pines Farms (David Rockefeller's Estate) North Tarrytown, N.Y.
under the inspirational direction of  Gill Martin, and  at Arbor Gardens of Jackson, Michigan where I had the pleasure of workings with James Verhovan, LA


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Arbor Day 4-10-81 left to right, William G. Tormey, Landscaper , Thomas Taylor, Parks Commissioner
City Manager Francis J. McGrath
Tree: Pyrus calleryana (Bradford Pear), Reprinted with the permission of the Worcester Telegram & Gazette
The Worcester County Horticultural Society Silver Medal
 For Quality and Suitability of Plant Material
Arbor Day
90's left to right,
Mike Brown, Staff Commonwealth Nurseries, William G. Tormey, Owner/Manager Commonwealth Nurseries, and students from the University of Massachusetts Medical College, Environmental Group, Tree: Chamaecyparis nootkatensis 'Pendula' (Weeping Alaska Cedar) Photo by Kerry Monihan, MFA, Staff Commonwealth Nurseries