Phone: (847) 742-1790 Monday - Friday: 7:00am - 5:00pm Saturday: 7:00am - 12:00pm
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About Us

Growing One Plant at a Time.

Midwest Groundcovers, LLC, is an industry leader in the propagation, growing and wholesale distribution of quality container nursery stock. We operate over 700 acres of state-of-the-art nursery production facilities at five locations in St. Charles, IL; Virgil, IL; and Glenn, MI.

Each year, these nurseries produce millions of container plants, including more than 130 different groundcover varieties; over 240 species of local ecotype native plants identified as Natural Garden Natives®; 140 regional Midwest native species of which some are naturally occurring selections; more than 500 varieties of perennials and ornamental grasses; and over 275 varieties of deciduous shrubs, native shrubs, broadleaf evergreens, hardy shrub roses, conifers, and vines.

The Ever Growing History of Midwest Groundcovers

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1969

The first 5 acres of land are purchased on Route 25 North of St. Charles with a vision of producing quality ground covers at fair prices to local landscapers, independent garden centers, and nurseries.

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1977

The first sales yard is opened at the North Nursery, in front of the new home/office; Peter is yard foreman and everything else.

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1981

Midwest Trading is created to fill the need for non-plant growing and landscape products for nurseries, greenhouses, garden centers, and landscape contractors.

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1986

144-acre of farm is purchased in Glenn, Michigan which produces perennials, ornamental grasses, Vinca, and Broadleaf Euonymus.

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1994

Midwest Groundcovers celebrates the grand opening of the new office building.

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1995

First farm is purchased in Virgil, Illinois - 174 acres.

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2011

Midwest purchases The Natural Garden; Midwest Natural Garden is established as our native growing nursery. Natural Garden Natives® brand is introduced by Midwest.

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2019

Midwest Groundcovers celebrates its 50th anniversary.

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our team

The Midwest Groundcovers Team

The team at Midwest Groundcovers creates and maintains mutually beneficial, long-term relationships with customers, suppliers and team members that are based upon honesty and trust.

Meet Our Staff

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Contact Info

Phone: (847) 742-1790
Fax: (847) 742-2655
mginfo@midwestgroundcovers.com

Street Address

6N800 IL-25
St. Charles, IL 60174

Current Hours:

Monday - Friday: 7:00am - 5:00pm Saturday: 7:00am - 12:00pm

 

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