Welcome to Alley Pond Nurseries

An Award Winning Landscape Design/Build Company Since 1926

About Alley Pond Nurseries:


Thank you for visiting the Alley Pond Nurseries Website. We would like to take this opportunity to briefly describe our company, and how we may serve you.

Alley Pond Nurseries was founded in 1926 by Hans Runge. Hans owned and ran a garden center near Alley Pond Park in Queens. (This was Alley Pond Nurseries Bayside). As this business flourished Hans purchased approximately 30 acres in Dix Hills and established Alley Pond Nurseries. Alley Pond Nurseries was a landscape design/build firm and retail plant center. Lead by Richard Runge, Hans' son, Alley Pond Nurseries soon became a firm of reputation for its residential projects receiving recognition on national platform.

When competing, Alley Pond Nurseries consistently won First Place Awards from the following prestigious organizations:

  • A.L.C.A.Associated Landscape Contractors of America
  • N.Y.S.A.New York State Nurseryman / Landscape Association
  • L.I.N.A.Long Island Nurserymans Association
  • N.L.A.National Landscape Association
  • N.S.P.I.National Spa & Pool Institute

Beautiful Landscapes through Award Winning Design and Three Generations of Experience


Alley Pond Nurseries has achieved its success, and distinguished itself, through the decades by implementing the projects created by its own award winning designs. Inspiration from the site, history, and the architecture allow Alley Pond Designers to create elegant, sophisticated, and functional properties that provide clients years of pleasure and satisfaction.

The Runge family prides itself on being detail oriented and being able to personally address the needs of their clients, from the first meeting to project completion.

Homeowner collaboration is always a welcome part of the conceptual process. After all, it is the clients property and they should love it.

At Alley Pond Nurseries we look to create the proper Home / Landscape Balance for each of our clients. We will generate outdoor rooms such as active use areas, reflective spaces, and visual gardens, and use areas to connect the indoor experience to the outdoors. Our clients entire property should constitute a HOME experience.

From dramatic simplicity, naturalized planting, rigid formality, to dizzying colors and textures, Alley Pond Nurseries will deliver the right landscape for you, your family, and your home.

"We Love Comparison"