Owner of Amato’s Garden Center, graduate of Montclair State University with a management marketing degree, Peter’s background has always been around the plant industry. Along with his duties in running the garden center, Peter’s strengths lie in designing creative custom landscapes. Plant knowledge gained from attending Cook College agricultural courses and field knowledge help create design selections that will enhance your project large or small.


Along with many of her duties in the garden center, Joann shines as a buyer, particularly in the gift area. She excels at product displays. Joann introduced collectable products such as Annalee, Byer’s Choice, and Department 56 Collectables. Under her direction, she has transformed the Christmas shop into the best in the area.

ANTHONY AMATO: Landscape Architect

Growing up around this industry has been invaluable to Anthony. This third generation family member is a graduate of West Virginia University with a degree in landscape architecture. With his background experience and adding modern techniques, the company’s future is looking bright.


Behind every good organization is a person in charge of just that. Dina has been a long time employee that has handled everything from customer relations to office management. Although her full time duties are mostly behind the scenes, there isn’t anyone more qualified to answer questions or help with plant and gardening suggestions.