Ivan Gustavovich Carlson in 1851 opened a gardening office in Valuisky district, in 1860 he transferred it to Voronezh. In 1861, he set up a nursery in the suburban suburb of Trinity, in the late 1870s, a central gardening estate in Voronezh. In 1896, there were more than 50 permanent and more than 100 seasonal workers in the nursery.
Carlson was the first to investigate the acclimatization of many plants in the Black Earth Region, in 1870 published a book of practical advice. His company played a major role in the development of fruit growing in Eastern Russia, landscaping of Voronezh and other cities.