About Us

“Gardening is a way of showing that you believe in tomorrow…”

Greenscape Gardens has made it a mission to make St. Louis County a greener community by creating successful gardeners. The future depends on our ability to restore the Earth and help heal the damage already done.  The concept of “Grow Your World” developed from the idea that gardening is a journey and we can learn more about the world and ourselves as we follow nature’s path.  To help guide gardeners on this journey, we offer a diverse selection of plant materials to help restore the environment, encourage the use of natural fertilizers and pesticides, and make it easy to practice sustainable gardening (through the pot recycling program and demonstrations).

After starting a lawn and tree care business in 1972 (Greenscape Lawn & Tree Care), John and Sally Loyet opened Greenscape Gardens in 1994.  Now under the management of their daughter, Jennifer Loyet-Schamber (recipient of the 2007 Green Profit Magazine’s Young Retailer Award), the company continues to “bloom”.  

Greenscape Gardens proudly grows over 20,000 perennials on a yearly basis.  We offer a wide selection of plants that are well-suited and acclimated for our area.  Check out our great selection of “GrowNative” and “Eco-Easy” selections.  We encourage our customers to return our perennial pots so that they can be cleaned and re-used the following season.  All other pots can be returned for recycling.  We also feature a selection of trees that are recommended by the ISA (International Society of Arboriculture) and approved by AmerenUE, as well as a colorful array of shrubs suitable for St. Louis gardens.  Don’t miss our delightful selection of annual flowers/veggies/herbs and our delicious collection of tropical plants!    

The 9-acre property of Greenscape Gardens is surrounded by demonstration gardens.  These gardens were developed to both inspire and educate our customers.  The Ecclectic Art Garden features the work of local artists as well as a large selection of newly introduced trees, shrubs, perennials and annuals.  The Plants of Merit Garden showcases a wide variety of plants well-suited for the lower Mid-West.  Other garden features include a demonstration foodscape garden, gazebos, and other surprises to be discovered.  Our bio-swale garden helps control stormwater run-off from Barrett Station Rd. which helps to filter water from the road.  You won't want to miss our chicken coop... our hens lay the tastiest eggs in town!  Seasonally, we offer honey from our hives on our property... the hives are loaded with happy bees!

By supporting our community, our community has supported us.  We will continue to strive to make it easy to “Grow Your World”.


Our History

Greenscape Gardens Nursery and Garden Centeris St. Louis's leading one-stop resource for all your gardening needs.  From the moment you enter Greenscape Gardens you realize you're in for a treat.  Our paved 50 space parking lot is surrounded by an extensive selection of perennial and annual flowers complemented with mature trees, shrubs, and ornamental grasses.  Paved sidewalks meander through the gardens to enhance your senses and capture nature at its finest.  Relax under the cool shade of our arbors, or view the splendor of the rose and perennial garden from the Dougherty Ferry Gazebo, or feed the chickens in our cozy coop...or simply sit back and watch the action from the Barrett Station gazebo. 

Greenscape Gardens is a family owned and operated nursery and garden center.  This was the lifelong dream of John and Sally Loyet. The dream became reality in 1994 after 20 years of owning Greenscape Lawns (a landscape maintenance/lawn fertilization business).  After two decades of landscaping,  they began creating a full service garden center serving the Greater St. Louis area. The nursery encompasses 9 acres including 6 greenhouses totaling 24,000 square feet.



Missouri Botanical Garden

Plants of Merit Program

Landscape & Nursery Association of Greater St. Louis

Missouri Landscape & Nursery Association

Grow Native






Community Roots

Greenscape Gardens is committed to being a positive influence on our surrounding community.  Over the past 19 years, we have supported various groups through discounts, donations, and services. 

Most recently, we are proud to support organizations such as:

  • Habitat for Humanity St. Louis
  • the P.E.O. Scholarship Fundraiser
  • the American Cancer Society Relay for Life
  • Gateway Greening
  • Horticulture Co-op of Metro St. Louis
  • the Missouri Botanical Garden
  • St. Louis Master Gardeners Speakers Bureau
  • local churches/schools/scout troops 

If you’d like to partner with us on an upcoming project or fundraiser, please contact Jennifer Schamber at 314-821-2440.