Hillermann Nursery & Florist celebrates 70 years
Scott and Sandi Hillermann
Photo courtesy of Hillermann Nursery & Florist

Hillermann Nursery & Florist celebrates 70 years

Founded in 1951, the IGC celebrated the milestone in April.


Hillermann Nursery & Florist, a large family-owned nursery/garden center in Washington, Missouri, is celebrating their 70th anniversary during the month of April. “We are so honored and excited to celebrate this longtime milestone! We are grateful to all our customers who have supported us over all the years. We could not have done this without our customers, and of course, founders Don and Bernie,” said Sandi Hillermann McDonald, CEO. In celebration, the company has been offering giveaways and prizes to their customers each week in April. Many wonderful prizes are being given to customers with help from the company’s suppliers, and some prizes are directly from Hillermann’s.

Photo courtesy of Hillermann Nursery & Florist
Hillermann Nursery in Washington, Missouri

Founded by Don Hillermann in the spring of 1951, Hillermann Nursery started out as a hobby. Don’s brother Bernie joined him in 1953 and a partnership was formed. One year later, having been laid off from their factory positions, the two became full-time nurserymen. The business was started at the old location on West 5th Street in Washington. From these beginnings, Hillermann Nursery & Florist has flourished. The company moved to its current location at 2601 East 5th Street in November of the year 2000.

Today Hillermann’s, a 2020 Top 100 Independent Garden Center, is a large, diversified company, employing more than 80 people and providing a wide variety of services. Departments and services include garden center, nursery, florist/gift shop, landscape and irrigation design, installation and maintenance, landscape lighting, grading and seeding, snow removal, spraying, and lawn and garden equipment sales, parts and service. You can shop for local wine, wine and beer making supplies, beekeeping supplies, bird and wildlife items, and beautiful décor and patio furniture along with a great selection of plants and lawn and garden items. There are always unique items and displays to discover.

Several greenhouses are in use at the current location where the company grows some of the plant products that are available in the nursery and greenhouse. Hillermann staff members also create beautiful container gardens and hanging baskets. The company strives to make all of their plant items the best quality possible.

Second-generation family members actively continue the business. It is through the inspiration of Don and Bernie Hillermann that they are able to continue our many years of service.

Learn more about Hillermann's in this 2017 feature story.