Cornelius Garden Center and Nursery opens on Hwy. 90A in Sugar Land

Cornelius Garden Center and Nursery carries plants and flowers suited for Texas climates. 
(Courtesy Ladybird Johnson Wildflower Center)
Cornelius Garden Center and Nursery carries plants and flowers suited for Texas climates. (Courtesy Ladybird Johnson Wildflower Center)

Cornelius Garden Center and Nursery carries plants and flowers suited for Texas climates. (Courtesy Ladybird Johnson Wildflower Center)

The Cornelius Garden Center and Nursery located at 6720 Hwy. 90A, Sugar Land, is hosting a grand opening celebration Feb. 21. Cornelius carries plants that grow in Texas climates, garden supplies and home decor. The business has been operating under soft hours since Nov. 27. Cornelius Nursery has two other Houston-area locations and is owned by the same company as Calloway's Nursery, which operates stores in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. 281-201-6772. www.calloways.com/cornelius
By Claire Shoop
Claire joined Community Impact Newspaper in September 2019 as the reporter for the Sugar Land/Missouri City edition. She graduated from The University of Texas at Austin in May 2019 where she studied journalism, government and Arabic. While in school, Claire was a fellow for The Texas Tribune, worked for the student newspaper, The Daily Texan, and spent a semester in Washington, D.C. She enjoys playing cards with her family and listening to the Boss, Bruce Springsteen.


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