"Growing trees is as much an art as it is a science." - Becky Thomas
"When you plant a tree, you plant a legacy," - Pepper Provanzano
"The creation of a thousand forests is in one acorn." - Ralph Waldo Emerson


welcomeSpring Grove Nursery is a wholesale tree nursery located in North Central Illinois.  Resting in the heart of Grundy County just south of the Chicagoland suburbs, our nursery holds a diverse and superior selection of shade, ornamental, and evergreen trees. Ready for pick-up or delivery, we offer landscape contractors, garden centers, municipalities, park districts, and landscape architects a collection of healthy specimen trees to utilize in their projects. We invite you to stop by anytime for a nursery tour or a visit.  We welcome the opportunity to show you our farm, our quality, and our service.



  • J. Frank Schmidt Nursery Visit

    While on vacation out west this summer, we were able to stop in for a visit to one of our favorite suppliers J. Frank Schmidt Nursery near Portland, Oregon. It’s always a treat to see our next crops of trees in the beginning stages. Everything looks beautiful & innovative as always in their fields. Thanks Nancy Buley & Sam Doane for the awesome tour!      

  • Getting Ready for Fall!

    What a beautiful summer it has been in the nursery. The weather has been perfect for growing trees – timely rains, nice temps, plenty of sunshine… our fields looks great! Most of our initial pruning work is done. We are going back now and putting the finishing touches on some blocks of trees for future crops. We have started our new fall inventory counts & measures. So far we are … Continue reading Getting Ready for Fall!

  • IGIA Summer Conference Retreat

    The IGIA Summer Conference Retreat to Galena was a lovely few days! Several members made the trip to the rolling hills of northern Illinois for some fun in the sun, on the golf course and at a local winery. At the annual meeting current IGIA President Becky Thomas passed on the gavel to the new President Steve Worth from Kankakee Nursery. Becky now joins the ranks of outstanding Past Presidents … Continue reading IGIA Summer Conference Retreat

  • July 2018 Notes from the Field

    The nursery is growing along nicely as the summer sets in! Timely rains coupled with some good heat help the trees push along on their new growth.  Our summer field work of pruning & staking is going well. We are very happy with the structure & growth that is coming on our new crop of trees in the field.  This time of year we start to get caught up on … Continue reading July 2018 Notes from the Field