|Shortly after the
Civil War, when the western United States was struggling to build a frontier
society, Alex Waldbart and his sons in 1872 began a fruit tree and flowering
shrubs business in downtown Saint Louis. The family successfully grew that
business, relocated several times, and eventually moved into the more suburban
area of North County.
As the demand for quality ornamental plants grew
the companys direction centered on quality landscaping. The nursery today
is one of the largest landscaping firms/garden centers in the St. Louis
metropolitan area and one of only a few businesses in Missouri that has been in
business since the nineteenth century. It continues to provide quality nursery
plants and service to the businesses and homes of the area, just as it has over
the past 140 years.
The nursery has grown from a small, one-family
operation to a three-location business in two states, expanding to Illinois in
1980. In spite of the many changes that Missouri and Illinois have seen over
those 140 years, the owners, managers, and employees have carried on the
tradition started long ago: High quality plants, exemplary customer service,
and friendly team-oriented employees.
The company employs designers
with bachelors degrees in horticulture with an emphasis on landscape design and
supervisors who are certified nurserymen. The company understands that not only
must their employees keep up with the market through continuing education, but
also the nursery must keep abreast of industry developments and directions.
|The company has been successful in training and retaining the
best horticulture employees in the area. Because of the teamwork and the
trained staff, the company has become known for its planning and execution of
landscaping in many types of products.
Commercial Office Buildings
Retail Shopping Centers
Health Care Facilities
Golf Course/ Country Clubs
Single Family/Multi-family units