December 1, 1975 - December 1, 2013
We have continued to grow and branch and flower and fruit and hedge and adapt in order to offer our clients an interesting, useful and beautiful selection of plant materials and products that insure your successes. "We've killed thousands of plants, testing them in our own gardens, so our clients won't have to."
Our Founder, Jeanette Harper and a partner finalized the purchase of the existing florist in the Gateway center 12/1/1975 and celebrated with Champagne in the office of the Gateway Motel with Roxie Arche and Azad McIver (Our current location is Azad's old home and dairy).
Eric showed-up in 1984 and Rob a couple of years after that. Quite a few nurseries have come and gone in Truckee in 38 years. Some only lasted a season some for a decade or more. We needed to move our nursery from Gateway to our current home in 1999. The reality is that Truckee is a ridiculous place to run a retail nursery. It seems that you have to be crazy. We also happen to be fanatical botanists and ecologists hell-bent on providing education and materials to local gardeners to show them that they CAN succeed in this harsh climate.
We've thought that we could just offer the 20% of the plants that 80% of clients ask for and we'd be probably be profitable ... But what about the other 80% of really cool unique native and hardy plants that people SHOULD be using..? And what about that 20% of customers who LOVE natives or thrill at really cool, unique plants, bulbs and seeds from the far coldest corners and peaks around the globe? It's more interesting the way we've been growing. We are continually aware that we have YOU to thank for keeping us rooted in Truckee. Thank You!
Villager Nursery: helping mountain gardens thrive since 1975. Experience you can trust / Information you can use.