Meet The Staff!

Bill Beebe

Rick Beebe

Sylvia Nichols
AIFD PFCI-Floral Manager/Designer

Bill started working at the nursery in 1975. He holds a B.S. in Business Administration from Quinnipiac University. He and his brother Rick bought the business from the previous owner in 2000.

Rick has a background in plant propagation. He attended horticulture school in Florida and has worked in a large Connecticut growing facility as well as a manager at Madison.

With a passion for anything floral, Sylvia Nichols has been active in the floral industry since 1974. Shop owner for over 25 years, design instructor, national industry spokesperson, award winning designer, wedding and event specialist- you name it - if it has to do with flowers - Sylvia has done it!

Sally Burt
Floral Designer

Lesley Mullen
Assistant Floral Manager/Designer

Tony Poitras

The newest member of our flower shop team, Sally is a familiar face to flower lovers. Most recently, design manager of The Pink Petunia she has been a floral designer in Cheshire for 20 years. From her roots growing up on a tree farm in upstate NY, Sally went on to operate her own florist for 25 years before moving to CT. Named CT Floral Designer of the Year, Sally creates personalized floral tributes for sympathy as well as current contemporary floral designs. A true flower lover, we are glad to welcome her to The Cheshire Nursery family.

Lesley's smiling face is familiar to our Nursery customers. A nursery employee since 2005, she knows lots about houseplants. Now, her artistic side is showing as creates spectacular European basket gardens and can help you choose just the right flowers or plants for any occasion.

Currently a floral designer, botany was the favorite subject of retired science teacher Tony Poitras. You can find him on Tuesdays and Saturdays behind his design bench creating one of a kind floral arrangements.

Wendy Jurgieliwicz
Annual Greenhouse Manager

Heidi Strillacci

Anne Moore

Wendy joined the team in 2005. She holds a B.S in marketing and a certificate in Horticulture and Landscape Design.

Heidi has been part of the team since her days as a student at Lyman Hall Vocational Agriculture School.

This is Annie's dream job - Trained in a Vo-Ag program and floral design Anne started working in flower shops in High School. Now, a full time designer, not only can she create beautiful designs but she is our go to "techie". Enthusiastic and full of energy, she is full of new ideas!