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Hillermann Nursery and Florist: Our Roots Are In Washington

Spring came early this year, and I am sure many of you have already started digging in the garden. Whether you grow flowers or vegetables, a trip to Hillermann Nursery and Florist is a must in order to get everything you need. When I go there, I always bring the camera with me, because beauty truly is everywhere.

Established in 1951, Hillermann Nursery & Florist is owned and operated by second-generation family members and hosts various departments including Nursery, Garden Center, Floral & Gift, Lawn & Garden Equipment, and Landscape & Irrigation.

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. (photo: web)

Sandi McDonald, the President of Hillermann Nursery and Florist, still remembers when the business was at the old location on West 5th Street in Washington. Her extensive experience started with learning and working at the nursery as she was growing up. Sandi has a degree in Ornamental Horticulture and is an Advanced Missouri Nurseryman Plant Professional.

The company moved to its current location on East 5th Street in November of the year 2000. Today Hillermann’s is a large, diversified nursery, employing more than 80 people and providing a wide variety of services.

Four greenhouses are in production at the current location where the company grows its own annual, perennial, and rose plants. Hillermann Growers also produce beautiful container gardens and hanging baskets, as you can see in the photo.

In spring the vast outdoor area fills up with color! Whether you are looking for flowers, vegetables, herbs, pretty trees or decorative shrubs, Hillermann Nursery has it all.

Hillermann's goal is to help the homeowner succeed in their plant endeavors. Whether they want to do it themselves or have it done for them. Their Do-It-Yourself help center makes the customers feel comfortable and at home.

I always enjoy looking at their beautiful displays. It's a great place to find a Mother's Day gift 😉

Hillermann Nursery and Florist holds different classes and events almost every week! They want everyone to know and appreciate nature to its fullest potential, and they are a vital part of the Washington community.

I love Hillermann, because they have so many beautiful plants I can take pictures of. The staff is always friendly and ready to answer any garden-related questions, and Sandi always greets us with a smile on her face.

Love is all around at Hillermann Nursery and Florist. Love for nature and the community.

If you haven't signed up for their weekly newsletter, now is the time to do it. It is full of timely garden tips, words of wisdom, some fun, and this is where you will find out about all of the activities, festivals, seminars, parties, and specials Hillermann's has going on throughout the year. Go to www.hillermann.com to sign up today!

Hillermann Nursery and Florist is located on 2601 E. 5th St, Washington, MO 63090. They are open Mon-Wed 8-6, Thur-Fri 9-7, Sat 8-6, Sun 9-5. You can reach them at 636.239.6729 or hillermann@hillermann.com


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I am a twenty-something Bulgarian girl in the USA, re-discovering the world through the lens.


5 Responses to “Hillermann Nursery and Florist: Our Roots Are In Washington”

  1. I LOVE LOVE LOVE Hillermann’s Nursery! 🙂

    Posted by Wendy Becker | April 26, 2012, 2:20 pm
    • Wendy you are too kind. And I love to always see you!

      You are a gem for our fair community. I love the work that you
      Sandido and I appreciate you highlighting Hillermann’s on this blog.

      Posted by Sandi McDonald | April 26, 2012, 3:52 pm


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