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Wendell Niepagen Greenhouse


2010 Fox Creek Road
Bloomington, IL 61701
Last Updated: September 17, 2018




About Wendell Niepagen Greenhouse

Wendell Niepagen Greenhouses & Garden Center, located at 2010 Fox Creek Road in Bloomington, Illinois, is your four seasons garden center! We specialize in Annuals, Perennials, Roses, Trees and Shrubs, Vegetables, Tropicals, and Gardening Tools & Supplies. Offering locally grown, quality products for 4 generations!

When We Say, "Where You’re More Than A Customer… You’re A Friend!" We Mean It!

With plant business “roots” dating back to German immigrant grandfather Charles Niepagen, the first Niepagen greenhouse was started in 1910. Later, as business grew, Charles involved two of his sons, Carl and Walter in the operation. They later took ownership of the business from their father, expanding from the original Beich Road location to property located along Cabintown Road on the outskirts of Bloomington in about 1915. Walter operated the Beich Road greenhouse, while Carl ran the newer facility at Cabintown Road. Walter and his wife Frieda had five children– Mel, Norman, Wendell, Jeanette and Joyce, who were all active in the businesses, while growing up. Some years later, when Carl died, Wendell bought the family business that is now well known by so many. His brothers and sisters are still active in the business today, too, just as they were when they were young. To date, there now have been five generations of Niepagen involved and working in the business.

Officially, Wendell Niepagen Greenhouses & Garden Center has been operating as a family-owned business since 1963. During those 50 years of serving central Illinois, we, the Niepagen family, have worked long hours and moved a lot of potting soil… we have used millions of gallons of water and ton after ton of fertilizer to make sure that the nursery stock is the best it possibly can be… we have grown and expanded to serve the ever-changing gardening needs of the area… and, we have planted and nurtured a totally unimaginable number of seeds, plants, shrubs and trees to maturity. And through all those years, just like the large amount of care taken with our products and business, we have also placed a great deal of emphasis on developing and growing strong relationships with all of our customers! 

Mission Statement

"Our goal at Wendell Niepagen Greenhouses & Garden Center is to provide the highest level of quality plants and garden products, outstanding service by friendly and helpful staff and the expertise of four generations of growers. We strive to educate our customers, young and old, to become successful gardeners for generations to come."

Special Classes For Groups– Sign-Up All Year Long!

Talk with us NOW about signing your club up for gardening classes and demonstrations. We’ll tailor a presentation to your group’s needs– annuals, perennials, shrubs, container gardening, etc. During our “busy” season, we can’t come to you, but you can come to us! There always is interest in our special classes, so talk with Lee, Anne or Debbie today!

Also, continue to check out this web page and our newspapers ads for news about upcoming special promotional events at Niepagen’s. We work hard at providing fun, community-minded and family-oriented activities for our customers and friends. Most events are tied to people’s love of gardening and nature in general, of course. Sometimes the events revolve around holidays or special days… frequently there is music and food… almost always there are special sales items available… and most times they are just plain fun– sometimes even WACKY! Watch the calendar and plan on attending a special event at Niepagen’s.

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