Weathertop Nursery was established in 1978 by Jordon and Beverly Celso and son Jordon Celso Jr. They created a wonderful place for the community members of Laytonville to come and acquire what they needed locally for all garden lovers. Jordon and Beverly held an annual chili cook off that brought the community together for bonding and a joyous occasion. The three large redwood trees on the property they planted are standing strong and memories they left to share with us.
In 1986 they sold and passed on the business to Jean Marie and Marcia Lagourgue who gave their whole hearts to their dream and continued to expand and offer even more to the community. They ran Weathertop Nursery for 19 successful years before retiring in the summer of 2005 when they decided to pass the torch on and sale the business.
Lurane (Dalton) Cassidy and Harvest Cassidy jumped into the big dream of buying Weathertop Nursery and continuing to follow the path that was set before them. Jean Marie and Marcia were pleased with this transfer and graciously gave Lurane and Harvest a one and half year apprenticeship
to learn and maintain such a big endeavor.
In December of 2006 they took over as the new owners. Lurane and Harvest both grew up and graduated LHS. They both came from large families and worked diligently together to create a solid foundation. Harvest and Lurane shared 24 amazing years of life together and 10 years with Weathertop. Sadly Harvest's life was cut short and taken by cancer in 2015. Lurane continues to carry on their dreams and vision. He is missed dearly by all who knew him and he forever left his impression and energy.
“We love this little town and the people in it. Neither of us would of become who we are now without the love, support and encouragement given over the years from friends and the town of Laytonville, all of whom enlightened us to be ourselves and follow our dreams.”
– Lurane (Dalton) Cassidy, Owner and Operator.