Our Story

About James River Nurseries

Mike Hildebrand and Al Jones founded James River Nurseries in 1983 with only two other employees and a pair of trucks. Hildebrand’s kitchen functioned as the original office. Today, James River Nurseries is comprised of more than 200 acres of farmland in Ashland and Montpelier where we cultivate growing fields and landscape materials, as well as maintain year-round greenhouses.

Many things have changed since the early years of James River Nurseries, but our philosophy remains as steadfast today as it was when we began.

Simply put, we adhere to three primary commitments:

  • A commitment to 100% customer satisfaction.
  • A commitment to offering quality plant material at a fair price.
  • A commitment to always providing courteous and dependable service.

From the largest developers to individual homeowners, these commitments have been the foundation for our company.

Through the years, we have been chosen as the landscape provider for some of the area’s most successful builders, general contractors and developers. At the same time, we have had the pleasure of helping thousands of individual homeowners with their landscaping needs.

We look forward to the opportunity of adding you to our ever-growing list of satisfied clients as we continue to serve families and businesses throughout Central Virginia.

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