The Face of Passionate Horticulturists: Family Tree Nursery

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Left to Right: Jesse Nelson, Eric Nelson, Jonah Nelson

   Over 50 years ago, a dental student named Ron Nelson followed his passion for plants by transferring to the horticulture program at Kansas State University. Ron opened the first Family Tree Nursery in Overland Park in 1964 to provide superior gardening products and a unique shopping experience. Today, this family-owned business, under the helm of Ron’s son, Eric, has become a premier garden center destination. It has three retail locations in Overland Park, Shawnee, and Liberty, as well as a 6 acre growing facility of covered greenhouses that produce award-winning mums, poinsettias, perennials, bedding plants and hanging baskets.

   Three area locations, (913) 642-6503,

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