Hillermann Nursery & Florist named a Top 100 Independent Garden Center

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WASHINGTON, Missouri – Hillermann Nursery & Florist has been named one of the largest independent garden centers in the United States and Canada by Garden Center magazine.

The company ranked at number 45 on the 2015 Garden Center Top 100 list, which was published in September and sponsored by AmericanHort.

“Our Top 100 list includes some of the best and brightest leaders in the garden center industry,” said Garden Center Editor Michelle Simakis. “In addition, we profiled 20 of these companies from across our list and across the country to find out what makes them successful.”

“We are very honored to be named to the Garden Center Magazine’s Top 100 list. We are thankful for our community and employees who help us remain successful,” Said Sandi Hillermann McDonald of Hillermann Nursery & Florist.

The Garden Center Top 100 is based on 2014 revenue from independent garden centers, and is reported by each company listed. Companies on the Top 100 list earned combined revenues of $829,946,271 in 2014. That’s $9.65 million more than in 2013. The list includes companies from 36 states in the U.S. and five provinces in Canada.

This year’s list was compiled by Garden Center editors during the summer of 2015. Email Simakis at msimakis@gie.net with comments or questions about the list.

StoreFrontTreeFlowers5-15s            Established in 1951, Hillermann Nursery & Florist is owned and operated by second-generation family members and hosts various departments including Nursery & Greenhouse, Garden Center, Floral & Gift Shop, Lawn & Garden Equipment, and Landscape, Irrigation & Landscape Lighting. Being an independent company allows them to be creative with their displays and offerings. They offer events, workshops and classes throughout the year, which helps the community stay in touch and educated about their gardens, lawn, landscaping and more. Perennial plants, annual plants, vegetable plants, container gardens, and hanging baskets, as well as a large selection of nursery trees and plants are available throughout the growing season. Quality lines of lawn and garden equipment, plus dependable service and repairs, are available in the Equipment Center. Hillermann’s Landscape Division offers residential and commercial landscape, irrigation and landscape lighting design, installation, and maintenance.


Garden Center magazine is the leading industry trade publication serving independent garden center retailers in North America. Garden Center is known for providing relevant, timely and engaging content in every issue, with a focus on management, marketing, trends and merchandising. With a suite of services – including monthly print and digital editions, daily news updates, news and product e-newsletters and native iOS apps – Garden Center provides business owners with the research, insight and analysis to help them grow their companies.


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On January 1, 2014, AmericanHort was born by the consolidation of the American Nursery & Landscape Association and OFA—The Association of Horticultural Professionals. With a combined 220+ years of experience with the whole of the plant and horticulture services industry, AmericanHort was formed by the ANLA and OFA members to unify the industry, improve collaboration, increase organizational efficiencies, and expand the support for the industry’s businesses. With that goal in mind, AmericanHort truly represents the entire horticulture industry, including breeders, greenhouse and nursery growers, retailers, distributors, interior and exterior landscapers, florists, students, educators, researchers, manufacturers, and all of those who are part of the industry market chain. It is the leading national association for the industry, and its size and scope makes AmericanHort the largest association for garden retailers in the world.