We are plant people!

We are plant people and we want to share our passion with you! If you’ve had the opportunity to visit our garden center, we hope you had a moment to connect with our team. We love helping folks find just the right plants, supplies, and décor to make their homes and outdoor spaces comfortable, beautiful, and better for the environment. If you haven’t yet, stop on in and say “Hello”!

Dave Lewis

Dave Lewis
President/General Manager
MNLA Certified Nursery/Landscape Professional

Started in 1995

A fourth-generation member of the Sargent’s Nursery family, Dave is passionate about plants, people, and the natural environment. Dave holds a BS in horticulture and nursery management from the University of Minnesota and is a Certified Nursery/Landscape Professional and Fellow of the Minnesota Nursery & Landscape Association. Dave feels lucky to make his living selling plants and products that beautify, enhance, and protect the local environment and our communities! He is proud to call Red Wing home and lives there with his wife, Nikki, and their two children!

Anne Matzek
Landscape Designer
MNLA Certified Landscape Professional
Started in 2005

As a fourth generation Sargent, Anne grew up in the family business. Shadowing her parents, Lloyd and Julie Peterson, she was able to weave her life-long passion for design and her knowledge of plants together successfully! Anne enjoys creating outdoor living spaces and has an experienced feel for how plants will work in your landscape, having served as the garden care crew leader for 10 years!

Contact Anne: annem@sargentsnursery.com

Julie Peterson
Landscape Designer
MNLA Certified Landscape Professional
Started 1983

With 25 plus years of award-winning design experience her talent and creativity are evident in each project she completes! She learned from her father, Max Sargent, who taught her about great design. Julie has expertise in all areas of landscaping, and loves to garden and quilt when at home.

Contact Julie: juliep@sargentsnursery.com

Sarah Blue
Landscape Designer
MNLA Certified Landscape Professional
Started in 2005

Sarah is an ardent lover of horticulture. Her designs are always stunning and well-thought through, giving them an easy practicality that delights homeowners. Sarah holds an undergraduate degree in Applied Design and has served as both a Master Gardener and Tree Care Advisor through the University of Minnesota Extension. Sarah is passionate about native plants, prairie restoration, and pollinator species.

Contact Sarah: sarahb@sargentsnursery.com

Logan Leonard
Lead Grower
Started in 2006

As Sargent’s Lead Grower, Logan organizes, plants, grows, arranges and combines thousands of beautiful annuals each spring for our retail garden center, city parks, and multiple city basket programs. Logan’s work can be seen all around Sargent’s all year long, as well as in the Red Wing Moss Baskets and downtown planters you’ll see around town. Logan—who studied horticulture at Dakota County Technical College—also helps organize events, teaches workshops, and worked as a Sargent’s landscape installer for many years.

Contact Logan: loganl@sargentsnursery.com

Brandon Hirman
Landscape Installation Foreman
Started in 2010

Brandon’s ability to take a design and make it a reality is always certain. He holds a degree from UW River Falls in Horticulture and is an incredibly dependable and knowledgeable Foreman. He enjoys a challenge and meets it with a level-head and consistent pace, always showing a great respect for the client’s property, and ensuring the process is the least invasive it can be.

Contact Brandon: brandonh@sargentsnursery.com

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Nathan Borowski
Garden Care Manager
Started in 2022

Since a young age, Nathan has enjoyed gardening and that love became a full-on passion with age. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Horticulture from U.W. River Falls and comes to Sargent’s with a wide variety of experience; including landscape maintenance, greenhouse operations, hydroponics, and landscape design. He enjoys educating people about all aspects of landscape maintenance and you’ll find his friendly demeanor a happy sight in your garden. Nathan’s love of plants extends to his home, where he cares for his collection of tropical indoor plants. When he is not actively gardening, he can be found biking and traveling to new and exciting places.

Contact Nathan: nathanb@sargentsnursery.com

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WHAT IS AN MLNA CERTIFIED PROFESSIONAL?

The Minnesota Nursery & Landscape Association, in collaboration with the University of Minnesota as well as other institutions of higher learning, offers the Certified Professional designation.

MNLA-CPs have studied a broad range of horticultural topics and have then passed a rigorous examination of general industry knowledge, as well as an examination within their specialty field (grower, garden center, or landscape). Continuing education is required to maintain the status. These individuals are committed to the industry and are a great resource to customers for knowledgeable information.

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The employees are all very knowledgeable and friendly.

–Jane Rietmann

HOW CAN WE HELP YOU?

We encourage you to come visit our garden center to explore our gardens and greenhouses and connect with our team of experts. Our team is on hand to help with any questions you have!

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