Senator Wieckowski names Regan Nursery Small Business of the Year

June 19, 2018

FREMONT – Regan Nursery, which has been in operation for more than 60 years, providing a selection of flowers and gardening tips for local residents was recognized today as the Small Business of the Year by Senator Bob Wieckowski (D-Fremont) at a ceremony in Sacramento.

“Regan Nursery is a local treasure in southern Alameda County and a great resource for people looking to beautify and add color to their yards or plant a garden at their house,” said Wieckowski, the chair of the Senate Environmental Quality Committee. “Owner Marsha Hildebrand and her staff have done a wonderful job despite the uncertainty regarding the long-term location of the nursery.”

The city-owned property was almost bought by a developer in 2017 for $32 million. At that point, Regan Nursery was preparing to relocate to the California Nursery Historical Park in Niles. However, the developer opted not to go forward with the project.

“I thank Senator Wieckowski for honoring Regan Nursery as a California Small Business of the Year and for being one of our wonderful customers,” said Hildebrand, who purchased the nursery in 1995. “We love serving our customers, sharing tips and information on growing healthy food, making their surroundings more beautiful, and providing information supporting our environment in the San Francisco Bay Area and beyond.”

Regan Nursery is the largest supplier of retail roses in California and sells bare root roses across the United States, Hildebrand said.

California Small Business Day is sponsored by the California Small Business Association. The purpose of the day is to recognize the contributions small business makes to California. Each legislator selects one business to honor.  More than 1,500 small businesses in the state have been recognized since its inception.

Senator Wieckowski represents the 10th District, which includes southern Alameda County and parts of Santa Clara County.