McKay Nursery is one of the largest and most experienced nurseries in the United States. Founded by William McKay in southern Wisconsin in 1897, McKay Nursery has been specializing in hardy, northern grown nursery stock for over 115 years. McKay Nursery is a leader in the wholesale nursery trade, providing hardy trees, shrubs, and evergreens to customers throughout the northern tier of the country, from Alaska to Maine. We're one of the few nurseries left that sell balled & burlap, bare root, containers and grow bags. 

Our Plants

Our plants are grown in glacially rich clay-loam southern Wisconsin's zone 5 climate. As careful farmers and horticulturalists, we propagate and select native and northern hardy species. Next we work with the soil structure. By adding our unique transplanting and root practices, we create the dense, hardy root structures for which McKay plants are known. Learn more about our production and propagation.

For Growers

McKay Nursery has the plants you need in a variety of sizes. Our production and propagation division produces of 2 million plants each year. We specialize in a variety of liners; from one-year seedlings and cuttings to multi-year transplants, ready for immediate sale.

Garden Centers

Quality plants, ready for your customers. The proof is in the roots. Our northern hardy plants are carefully grown with your customer in mind. The varieties you need and the sizes that sell.

Container Plants
For Landscape

McKay quality delivered direct. No matter the size of the job or location, we offer you the best locally grown plants, delivered directly to you or your job site- available in sizing and containers to fit any budget and look the best.

Our Shipping

McKay Nursery can deliver anywhere you need. We work with thoughtful contractors to ensure your plants arrive in the best possible conditions. For our local clients we offer local pick-up options during any business day.

Contact the McKay wholesale team for your order today!

Address to Main Office & Nursery Operations: PO BOX 185, WATERLOO, WI 53594

Main Office: 920-478-8513 
General Line: 800-236-4242 
Fax:   920-478-3615
Email: [email protected]


Shop our catalog for a complete list of plant species, sizing and availability including

  • Bare root trees, fruits and shrubs for potting, lining out or planting
  • Balled and burlapped trees, shrubs and evergreens.
  • Northern hardy container grown fruit trees, shade and ornamental trees, shrubs, evergreens, roses and vines
  • And More!

McKay Main Office And Nursery Operations

PO BOX 185, WATERLOO, WI 53594

Main Office: 920-478-8513
General Line: 800-236-4242
Fax:   920-478-3615
Email: [email protected]