The Barn Nursery was founded in the early 1960’s. In those early days, it was known simply as The Barn and was indeed a pre-Civil War dairy barn located on McFarland Avenue in Rossville. Georgia. There, Jim’s dad Frank along with Jim’s mother Wanda, sold various fruits and vegetables and were a staple in the community for many years.
Frank passed away in 1980 and Jim returned home from college to run the family business.
After a few years, Jim added some hanging baskets and found that they sold well and decided to add some shrubs to the inventory. He slowly began to learn the nursery business literally from the ground up. The business grew to include not only those hanging baskets and shrubs, but a wide variety of trees and bedding plants as well. Thanks to Jim and his new wife Cindy’s hard work, the business prospered to the point that more space was needed. Jim drew up the plans and the move was made to the present location in Chattanooga at the I-24, 4th Avenue exit.
The Barn Nursery has grown into one of the top Nursery/Garden Centers in the south, receiving numerous awards over the years including Tennessee Nursery of the Year …and it all started in an old dairy barn in Rossville, Georgia.
The business has grown into a large regional nursery, but in many ways it remains the same. It’s still Jim and Cindy talking to their customers, becoming friends with so many and working hard to bring in the biggest, most colorful plants they can find and selling them at the best price possible … Great Plants! Great Prices!
We take great pride in carrying the absolute best nursery products in the area and of course you know how we bring it in … trailer load after trailer load after trailer load!