Four of the now five generations of family business!

At Vander Giessen Nursery, we’re celebrating 75 years of family-owned and operated business. Back in 1938, James Vander Giessen opened his first greenhouse in his backyard, and this year marks three-quarters of a century since he made the leap from backyard hobby into business.

While James never lived to see the business develop into what it is today–he passed away in the early 1950s–we’re proud to now be in the third and fourth generations of family ownership and operation. We’re incredibly thankful for our loyal customers, many of whom are in their third and fourth generation of patronage. Without such good customers, we would have faded away years ago–and if you’re a relatively new customer to the nursery, we’re thankful for you too! It’s a joy to help each and every customer who comes through the door, and with your support, we look forward to serving our community for years to come.

So while we’re proud of our four–and now five–generations of our family who have either owned, operated or simply grown up around the business, it’s you, our customers, who we have to thank. We’ve worked hard over these years to serve your wants and needs, and as we look to the years ahead, we’ll keep at it, always looking for ways to serve you better!