Company Description (as filed with the SEC)
Griffin Land & Nurseries, Inc. ("Griffin") and its subsidiaries comprise principally a real estate business and a landscape nursery business. Griffin is engaged in two lines of business: (1) a real estate business comprised of (a) the ownership, construction, leasing and management of commercial and industrial properties and (b) the development of residential subdivisions on real estate owned by Griffin in Connecticut and Massachusetts; and (2) a landscape nursery business comprised of the growing of containerized plants for sale principally to independent retail garden centers and rewholesalers, whose main customers are landscape contractors. Griffin was incorporated in 1970. As of December 1, 2012, Griffin held 5,277,150 shares of common stock (an approximate 4% interest) in Centaur Media plc, a publicly held magazine and information services publisher based in the United Kingdom. ... More ...