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
Virginia near the community of Mt.
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,
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.
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.