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History
 

The Shreckhise familyís roots in the nursery industry date back to the late 1800ís, when Noah Shreckhise (pictured below) founded Augusta Nurseries.  The nursery was located on the family farm in Augusta County, Virginia near the community of Mt. Sidney.  In 1935, three of his nephews, George, Charles, and John Shreckhise formed a partnership called Shreckhise Brothers.  They started numerous business ventures including nursery production and landscaping.  Plants were grown on the same farm used by their Uncle Noah.  Landscaping was predominately done in Augusta and Rockingham counties with an occasional job as far away as Washington, DC.

In 1961, the nursery was moved to its current location in Rockingham County.  As production increased, the nursery began to wholesale plants to local garden centers and landscape contractors.  Wholesaling became a major part of the business by the early 1970ís. 

In 1977, the next generation, including Danny and Jerry Shreckhise, purchased the business.  Shortly thereafter, nursery production became the primary focus.  The first basket grown trees were potted in 1980.  Now, virtually all of our plants are grown in containers. The fourth generation of the Shreckhise family has now joined the business.

About Us

Shreckhise Nurseries is located in the mid-western portion of Virginia between the Blue Ridge and Allegheny Mountains near the center of the Shenandoah Valley.  The cities of Waynesboro, Staunton and Harrisonburg are within a twenty-mile radius.  Two major highways, Interstates 81 and 64, intersect in Staunton, twenty miles south.  The Shenandoah Valley Regional Airport is only five miles west of our nursery.  We invite you to visit us any time.  Please call us at 800-628-5871 before your trip to ensure that someone is available to assist you and show you the nursery.




                               












Noah Shreckhise
Upper Nursery