Bill Spittler started Heritage Nursery in Bellevue, NE in 1988. He worked part time for four years working out of the back of his pickup. In 1992 Bill moved his location to Elkhorn. Back then, the 24 acre plot of land was a mere corn field. The orginal nursery was on the east side of the creek. He contended with mud and got to know his neighbor very well as semi’s would get stuck frequently and Bill didn’t have a tractor. When he got his first big shipment of two semi loads of plant material, the creek flooded, the plants were gone and he knew he had to move to higher ground. So he built the current office building as an equipment shed with office space upstairs.
Bill admits that he really had no plan when he started. His original customer base was retail until one day a landscape contractor asked if he would sell wholesale. Bill then discovered his niche and has grown Heritage Nursery into the premier wholesale nursery in the region. Heritage strives to offer you the widest array of products, the highest quality plants, and the best customer service anywhere.
As time went on there became a need to expand and serve the Lincoln, NE market. In 2003 Heritage Nursery West was formed and opened a 58 acre store and production area near Roca. Please visit either of our locations to see some great plants and meet some great people. We are eagerly waiting to serve you!
Experience the Heritage Nursery Difference:
We’re loyal to landscapers.
We really know – and grow – our own stuff.
We’re easy to deal with.
Check out our Arboretum!
Our north Elkhorn property features display gardens and we are building it into an arboretum which highlight new and unusual plants. The experts at Heritage Nursery are always available and eager to educate our landscapers about these plants, so be sure to check them out and ask questions.