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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 undertook numerous business ventures including nursery and landscaping.  Plants were grown on the same farm as Uncle Noah had used.  Landscaping was 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 material to local garden centers and landscape contractors, and wholesaling became a major part of the business by the early 1970ís. 

In 1977, the next generation, including Danny and Jerry Shreckhise, bought the business.  Shortly thereafter, landscaping was dropped and nursery production became the primary focus.  The first basket grown trees were started in 1980.  At present, 90% of our total production is in containers.  We are now entering a fourth generation in the industry.
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 at Staunton, twenty miles south of us.  The Shenandoah Valley Regional Airport is only five miles west of our nursery.  We invite you to visit us at any time.  Please call us at 800-628-5871 before your trip in order that we can be sure to have someone available to show you our operation.




                               












Noah Shreckhise
Upper Nursery