The quiz game Trivial Pursuit was launched while the musical group The Village People was at the height of popularity. Families gathered around their TV's watching The Love Boat & Happy Days. The price of oil reached a new high of $24 a barrel. Jimmy Carter was President & Wilson Nurseries opened its first set of doors on Evergreen Road in Frankfort, Kentucky.
Wilson's was founded by Charles Wilson in 1979 as a landscape contracting firm and retail garden center. Much due to his energy and love of horticulture and pure grit, Wilson's became established locally in Frankfort as the place to go for fine plants and landscaping. In 1988, we began growing our own woody ornamentals (we call them trees and shrubs too) on our first farm in Shelby County.
As our growth continued, so did our need to expand. In 2001, we opened the doors to our current retail nursery and garden center. It was then that we blossomed and began to look as we do today. More greenhouses to fill demanded more space to grow plants, and so we added....
Thirty two years later, we continue to keep our focus on growing plants of exceptional quality. We have expanded into several divisions, including:
A whole lot of what you see around Wilson's happens (or grows) long before you get to feast your eyes on it. Wilson Nurseries is owned and operated by Jennifer Wilson, surrounded by a very dedicated and talented team of designers, horticulturalists, growers, plant experts, businesspersons and others committed to the business they are all passionate about. Though you're likely to see her "digging in" on a daily basis, she's also behind the scenes, working on ways to bring you more of what brings you to Wilson's.