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Our History

James Sanders Nursery, Inc. has been a family owned and operated business since 1957 and includes an extended family and team of qualified and experienced landscape professionals. Today the women-owned and managed business integrates the strengths of multiple focus areas, including a retail garden center, landscape maintenance, landscape design-build, and registered landscape architects. At Sanders Nursery, we strive to educate and meet the evolving landscape needs of our clients, community, and environment.

60 years of Landscape Tradition – Knowledge – Quality.

Our growing team includes Project Managers, Registered Landscape Architects, Certified Nurserymen, KY Department of Agriculture Pesticide License Holders, KY Erosion Prevention and Sediment Control Qualified Inspectors, and employees with years of hands on project experience.

Creating functional outdoor spaces with a growing team of qualified and experienced landscape professionals.

So before you begin your next landscape project (residential, commercial, large or small)… Visit us, get the answers to your questions and personalized help from our landscape staff.

Frank Sanders (First Generation) started working in the Nursery Industry. Sanders Brothers Nursery was started by two of Frank Sanders four sons.

James Sanders Sr. (Second Generation) who worked for his brothers, founded James Sanders Nursery known as “The Garden Spot of Western Kentucky” with his son James Sanders Jr. (Third Generation).


James Sanders Sr. and Cora Mae Sanders during a Spring Open House.


James Sanders Implement was spun off James Sanders Nursery, although we had been selling lawn & garden equipment since the early 60’s. Implement continued until 2011, when it was sold to Hutson, Inc.

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Larry Sanders (Third Generation) son of the late James Sanders Sr. took over ownership and expanded the large scale contracting capabilities of the company.



James Sanders Nursery became women-owned as Larry’s wife Carol and daughter Crystal (Fourth Generation) manage the day to day operations.

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Larry Sanders inducted into prestigious Kentucky Nursery & Landscape Association Honorary Hall of Fame.

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James Sanders Nursery welcomes home Kelly Sanders-Dye (Fourth Generation) and Chris Dye. Kelly is registered landscape architect and certified planner. Chris is a registered landscape architect.



James Sanders Nursery receives National Women’s Business Enterprise Certification (WBE). This certification affirms that James Sanders Nursery is women owned, operated, and controlled.



James Sanders Nursery celebrated its 60th year of operation with an anniversary party and customer appreciation event to thank the community for 60 great years.

60th anniversary

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