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Green By



About Us

Owners Gerry and Sandy Gathje are garden enthusiasts and love the art of live beautification. It is said that Hillside is "Your Green By Design Destination!"


"Green by Design?"

Because of the healthy glow from plants that are raised by the Gathje's and created by God. Also because they are not trucked to their nursery, thus good for the earth.


It's more then a Garden Center, it's a true family friendly destination complete with gardens, water features, inspiration, fun and more (The Little Farm Zoo is one of the "more" features). Oh, and we can't forget  the very first word.


Because it's all for you!

Seasonal Offerings . . .
Something Special For Everyone!

In Spring, Summer, and Fall
Beauty and Fun Are Grown For All!

Hours of Operation and Events 

Open April 15th - October

July 1st - October
Monday                      9:00am to 6:00pm 
Tuesday                      CLOSED         
Wednesday                9:00am to 6:00pm  
Thursday                    CLOSED
Friday                          9:00am to 6:00pm
Saturday                     8:00am to 2:00pm

Sunday                       CLOSED 

Or By Appointment
For Questions Or Gift Certificates Call 507-867-3643

At Hillside Nursery and Garden Center we offer just about everything. In many of the departments we offer one of the largest varieties in our corner of Minnesota and in the others just what is most needed.


Display Gardens

The Little Farm Attraction

         Complete with Baby Animals!

Annuals Grown  On Site,

Tropicals  & House Plants


Trees (Bare Root )

         Fruit, Ornamental, Deciduous

Shrubs, Hardy Roses

Succulents, Air Plants, Cacti

Vegetable Starts, Herbs


Pottery, Containers​

Gift Shop 

Plant Food, Garden Solutions

Bulk Mulch, Bagged Mulch


         Hillside Premium Potting Soil

         Organic Compost Manure

         Top Soil (Bagged)

Seasonal Fundraisers &

Planting Parties

Book Your Date Today!

FALL  Fun and  Mums

Countdown To Spring 2024 Facebook Event

An annual week long Facebook Event Beginning March 13th and running till yes, that's right . . . SPRING! Hillside will prove that spring is just around the corner and also show off some beautiful tantalizing color and spring fashion that will bring just a bit . . . no, A LOT-A-BIT OF EXCITEMENT as the March calendar progresses on. Read more by clicking the below button.

26th Annual Open House


This annual event is to celebrate all the years we've been open. Temperatures are usually beginning to warm and we can celebrate new beginnings. You're invited to this free annual family fun event! Read more by clicking the below button.

Kids Day

Kids Day is recognized on various days in many places around the world. At Hillside Nursery we like to say that it is "KIDS DAY EVERYDAY!" Much of the the experience here centers around simply having fun . . . Read more by clicking the below button.

A Note From Gerry & Sandy

 Hillside Nursery was  a  dream that is now a reality and it has a very special place in our heart.s.


We hope that  you will know that all along you have had an intricate part in this dream and because of  you it has grown to be a destination enjoyed by so many.

Thank-you  for the many visits and for to those of you who are yet to wonder  our   way. 

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Music On The Farm

The Bandanas will be with us again this year. These sisters love their music and enjoy playing as a group and we know that you will love hearing from them . . . Read more by clicking the below button.

Mother's Day Celebration & Balloon Day On The Farm

Plan to join us at Hillside Nursery to celebrate moms and enjoy some balloon art and lots of fun by Kevin Lindh - "The Midwest's Premier Balloon Artist"  Wait till you see him in action . . . Read more by clicking the below button.

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Plant A Vegetable Patch

GROWING your own vegetables is both fun and rewarding plus it's an empowering activity for people of all ages and backgrounds.  With some decent soil and a few plants growing your own vegetables becomes terrific exercise, puts you in touch with nature, and can help reduce household food expenses.  Read more by clicking the below button.

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