Welcome to Garden Heights
We've been in business for 23 years now, helping make homes and gardens all around our community spectacular! Since the first day of spring in 1996, home gardeners and green-industry professionals alike have chosen Garden Heights Nursery for their plant, gardening, and outdoor living needs.
Garden Heights Nursery has been a trusted partner and supplier for over 20 years, providing the St. Louis-area with the largest selection of premium plant material, with thousands of varieties to choose from. Our plants are delivered fresh from only the best growers, so you know they are healthy and thriving.
We're here for you. We're outdoor experts and horticulturalists, dedicated to making sure you find just what you need. No need to wonder how to care for your plant when you get home. We'll help set you up for success!
Lou felt there was a need for an upscale garden center in the central corridor. His dream became a reality in 1996 when the nursery opened for business. He is passionate about his community and is active and instrumental in the beautification of the area. Lou received his Bachelor of Science in Horticulture at University of Missouri Columbia. Before opening Garden Heights, he worked as a landscape designer and contractor for over ten years. When he's not at the nursery, he enjoys gardening at home and is an avid runner. In addition to owning Garden Heights, Lou is the Board President of United Garden Centers and a board member of the Missouri Green Industry Alliance and the St. Louis Community College at Meramec Horticulture advisory board.
Andrea started at Garden Heights Nursery in its second year! She is the centerpiece of much of Garden Heights’ operations as the head cashier. Andrea received her BA in Spanish and teaching certificate from Saint Louis University. She taught high school for seven years before retiring early to raise her three sons, who have now grown up! Last spring, she added steps, porch, retaining wall, and a beautiful Japanese maple to her front yard and is excited to start adding annuals and perennials. When she’s not at the nursery, she loves to travel and enjoys doing crossword puzzles.
TREE + SHRUB INVENTORY/SALES MANAGER
Steve has been with Garden Heights Nursery since he was a high school freshman in the spring of 2004! He is the inventory and sales manager for all of our trees and shrubs. Steve has a BA in Mathematics with a minor in secondary education from Webster University as well fifteen years of plant knowledge from working at the nursery. Steve enjoys pond-scaping, water gardening, and rock-scaping with evergreens. He loves the bold contrast of using color and texture in the garden. When not in the garden, Steve loves to take road trips with his family and take in the natural beauty of the surrounding landscape.
PERENNIAL BUYER + SALES
Anne started at Garden Heights in 2006 and is the perennial buyer for the nursery. She received her BS in Marketing from University of Wisconsin-Madison. She has been an avid gardener for many years and focuses on her own perennial garden. She loves trying new plants and recently has been adding many natives and pollinator plants into the mix. Her garden is always changing, but her current favorites include Amsonia, Baptisia, Agastache, Allium, Monarda, and Hardy Hibiscus for sunny areas as well as Astilbe,Ajuga, Hellebores, Polygonatum, Carex, and ferns for shady areas. When she’s not at the nursery or working in her garden, you can find her with a good book, cooking, traveling, biking, or entertaining her cats!
GREENHOUSE BUYER + MANAGER
Kristi has been with Garden Heights since spring of 2014. She is our greenhouse buyer and manager. You can find her in the greenhouse or patio when it’s warm. Kristi was born into a family of farmers and avid gardeners, enjoying the bounty of gardening from infancy. Her own yard includes mixed ornamental borders, fruiting trees, herbs, and a cornucopia of vegetables. With over twenty five years of caring for tropical plants, Kristi is a valuable source of knowledge and will ensure you select the right plant for your space!
ANNUAL BUYER + SALES
Trish started at Garden Heights in the spring of 2016 and has been the annual, veggie, and herb buyer for three years now! Before joining the Garden Heights team, she owned/operated FIRE-IT-UP! Pottery and worked as a Design Assistant for container gardening. She has her own rooftop container garden and urban courtyard at her old Webster loft that she is constantly working on. In addition to gardening, she loves antiquing and has her own antique booth at a local market!
HOMEGOODS + POTTERY BUYER
Zach has been working at Garden Heights for three years now and is responsible for our amazing pottery and gift selection! He has a degree in Interior Design from the University of Missouri-Columbia and loves helping others design their spaces. In addition to being an avid gardener and rehabber, Zach is pursuing his certification in neurophysiology.
SOUTHSIDE MANAGER + HARD GOODS BUYER
Laurie has been with the nursery since spring of 2010. She is a proud mother to three kids who are out of college and three "junk yard" dogs! In a previous career as an RN, Laurie was a Transplant and Surgical ICU nurse as well as a Kidney and Liver Transplant Coordinator for Barnes Jewish Hospital. Now she nurses plants! Laurie has been a lifetime gardener and has volunteered at Missouri Botanical Garden. Her garden has expanded to her entire backyard and side yards--the front yard is next. As far as plants go, she has a great eye for plant combinations. She loves perennial and annual combinations in white, silver and greens.
Michael is our resident landscape designer! He started working at Garden Heights in the Spring of 2015 and has been a valuable member of our team ever since. He has an AAS in Horticulture from STLCC and BBA from UMSL. Michael was an entrepreneur for many years designing landscapes, interiorscapes, and owning a retail store. While living in California, he became hooked on succulents and has been collecting them ever since. When he’s not designing, you can find him at the nursery helping customers with trees, shrubs, & tropicals, working on his house, or doing chorale music.
TREE + SHRUB EXPERT + SALES MANAGER
Tom officially joined the Garden Heights staff in 2010 after being the tree/shrub installer and long time friend for many years. Tom has worked in the landscaping industry for over 20 years at Landscape St. Louis and Rosenthal Landscaping and has his certificate in horticulture from South County Tech. He loves woodland gardens, native plants, small ornamental vernalis (Ozark Witch Hazel), and Itea virginica Henry’s Garnet (Virginia Sweetspire). When he’s not at the nursery, Tom is often venturing through the beautiful Missouri wilderness and finding new swimming and fishing spots!
TREE + SHRUB SALES
Jeff has been with Garden Heights since spring 2014. He is our all-around guy! You can find him in our tree and shrub lot or floating all around the nursery helping everyone. Jeff has a Bachelor of Science in Sociology and a minor in Economics. He has worked in the grocery business for over ten years, most recently at Johnny’s Market Inc.
ANNUAL + PERENNIAL SALES
Kim started at Garden Heights spring of 2016. In a previous life, she was a graphic designer at KSDK-TV for twelve years. She won a St. Louis Emmy for her design work and designed the Tree of Lights logo for the Salvation Army. She also worked for Hartke Nursery for thirteen years before coming to Garden Heights! She now works in annual and perennial sales and designs container gardens for Garden Heights Nursery. Kim is always changing and enhancing her home landscape with new plants. Some of her favorites include oakleaf hydrangea, panicum and native grasses, perennial hibiscus, smoke tree, nine bark, and coleus.
HERB + VEGETABLE SALES
Tony has been working at Garden Heights since spring of 2014. He has 15 years of experience working with all varieties of plants and is an avid, experienced herb and vegetable gardener. At home he loves growing lemon thyme, lion’s tail, Thai basil, and red Malabar spinach. When not at Garden Heights, Tony can be found playing drums in several local bands or playing pinball at Silver Ballroom.
GREENHOUSE + PERENNIAL SALES
HEAD LOADER + TREE + SHRUB SALES
Jim is the resident "muscle" at Garden Heights, constantly moving and loading heavy material at the nursery. Before joining the Garden Heights team in the spring of 2013, Jimmie studied horticulture and worked in lawn maintenance. He loves the look of Fine Line Buckthorns and Azaleas in contemporary landscapes.