Garden District Nursery closing its doors after over 30 years in business

Garden District nursery closing its doors

BATON ROUGE, La. (WAFB) - After more than 30 years in business, the Garden District Nursery is closing its doors.

Owner Gordon Meese says medical issues have forced his hand in closing his business. He’s had two heart attacks over the past year and says running a business has just become too much.

The business opened its doors back in the 1980s to help keep Government Street vibrant and he says it did its job.

“It’s been great for the street,” he said. “What other corridor in Baton Rouge has this amount of renovation and businesses coming to them. None of them.”

Mese says the younger generations in the family have no interest in the nursery, so he’s not sure what will come of the property.

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