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About Our Nursery

Family-owned and -operated, Van's Nursery, Inc. was started by Abe and Magnolia 'Randy' image Elizabeth van Klaveren in 1956 in Campbell, CA. Both Abe and Elizabeth had immigrated from The Netherlands in the late 1940's -- early 1950's. From Campbell, the nursery was moved to Modesto, CA in 1976. By the early 1990's the next (and fifth!) generation became part of the business. Abe and Elizabeth's sons, Robert & Roger, started to get more and more involved.

In 1996, the decision was made to start a second branch in Salem, OR by Robert and his wife Anneke. Ten years later the Salem location was officially separated from the Modesto location. The Modesto location is since known as Generation Growers and the Salem location continued on as Van's Nursery, Inc.

We take pride in our hands-on growing method, as it produces high- quality products. We also take pride in our customer service. We strive to be a one-stop shop to supply independent garden centers, landscapers and re-wholesalers.