About Us

Making outdoor spaces beautiful since 1897!

Our hardworking nursery staff includes horticulturalists, specialists in trees, shrubs, perennials, potted plants, and propagation. We control all aspects of growing onsite to provide the best plants possible. Whether you're a homeowner shopping for a shade tree, a gardener with years of experience, or a beginner trying to create a pollinator garden, we have something for you!

Plants delivered to your doorstep

Buy with 100% confidence because we offer a warranty on all plants when you buy online, through our design professionals, and at our garden centers. All plant purchases come with instructions on planting, pruning, and how to care for your shrub, perennial, or tree. If you live within 100 miles of Waterloo, WI, we offer larger plants and trees to be delivered by our own fleet of trucks. Just check the “Local Delivery” box when checking out. We also provide shipping nationwide. Please note, our nationwide shipping services are not able to ship larger items due to size and weight limitations.

Watch our video to learn more about how we ship our container and bare root plants or click here to learn more about our plant material.

Customer Service

Questions, comments or concerns about your order?

Fill out a contact form to get in touch with our customer service team.

Or give us a call!

Phone: (920) 478-2121

Toll Free: (800) 236-4242


Please note our customer service hours below:

Monday-Friday: 8:00am-5:00pm

Saturday: CLOSED

Sunday: CLOSED

Garden Center - shop plants in person

McKay Nursery’s headquarters is in Waterloo, WI, and is a working nursery. For safety reasons, we do not allow visitors to select plants from our nursery fields. If you want to see plants in person and buy them on the spot, our garden centers are the place to go. We carry a wide selection of healthy and happy nursery stock.

  • Perennials
  • Shrubs
  • Unique evergreens
  • Large shade and ornamental trees
  • Native plants and edibles
  • Decorative planters and gardening accessories
  • Seasonal items like hanging baskets and annuals

Visit Our Two Garden Center Locations:



5655 Lincoln Rd.

Oregon, WI 53575

Phone: 608-835-6556

*Hours and inventory change seasonally. Be sure to call before arriving.

**Please note that the garden centers are not able to answer inquiries about orders placed online.



2957 Brooks Rd.

Oshkosh, WI 54904

Phone: 920-385-1280

*Hours and inventory change seasonally. Be sure to call before arriving.

**Please note that the garden centers are not able to answer inquiries about orders placed online.

Landscape Design, Installation, and Maintenance

We call our Landscape designers Design Pros. We have many of our Design Pros located in Wisconsin, northern Illinois and parts of Minnesota ready to help you find the right planting for your particular taste and area. Our designers help you select from hundreds of choices and thousands of sizes. They are extremely knowledgeable and detail oriented. Read some of our customer testimonials or see some of our past projects.

Wholesale Nursery

McKay Nursery is the largest and one of the oldest nurseries in Wisconsin. Founded by William McKay in southern Wisconsin in 1897, we have been specializing in hardy, northern grown nursery stock for over 125 years. We are a leader in the wholesale nursery trade, providing bare root trees and shrubs, balled and burlapped trees, evergreens, and potted nursery stock to customers all the way from Alaska to Maine. We sell to growers, garden centers and landscape designers. Learn more or contact our wholesale department.

Industry Leader

Award-Winning Nursery

We've received numerous industry awards and recognitions, including the ones below:  

  • WI ESOP Company of the Year
  • Business Enterprise Trust Award - Presented by Lear Family Foundation
  • MPower Business Champions - Presented by SustainDane
  • WLCA Landscape Design Winner
  • Unilock Award of Excellence 
  • Belgard Best in Design Award
  • Landscape Design Gold and Silver - Presented by Wisconsin Masonry Association
  • Distinguished Service and Leadership Award - Presented by WNLA

McKay Nursery Company Fast Facts

  • Established in 1897
  • Nearly 2,000 acres of growing land in Waterloo, Wisconsin
  • Employee-owned company
  • Two garden centers in Wisconsin
  • Combined 200 years of experience on our landscaping team
  • Services include:

            - Retail plant sales

            - Wholesale plant sales

            - Landscape and hardscape design and installation

            - Online plant store