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. "Destination?" It's more then a Garden Center, it is a true destination complete with gardens, inspiration, family fun and more. Oh and the word "Your?" Because it is all for you!
Something Special For Everyone!
Hours of Operation and Events
Spring & Early Summer Hours
Monday 9:00am to 6:00pm
Wednesday 9:00am to 6:00pm
Friday 9:00am to 6:00pm
Saturday 8:00am to 2:00pm
Or By Appointment
For Questions Or Gift Certificates Call 507-867-3643
Seasonal Offerings . . .
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.
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
Plant Food, Garden Solutions
Bulk Mulch, Bagged Mulch
Hillside Premium Potting Soil
Organic Compost Manure
Top Soil (Bagged)
Seasonal Fundraisers &
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FALL Fun and Mums
Countdown To Spring 2021 Facebook Event
An annual Facebook Event Beginning March 6th 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.
Mother's Day Celebration & 22nd Annual Open House
These are three of the most exciting days of the whole season. 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 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.
Music On The Farm
This group is amazing and will swing by after attending a Bluegrass Festival on Saturday and will be here for us to appreciate. These musicians 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.
Balloon Day On The Farm
Plan to join us at Hillside Nursery for 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.
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.