About Us

Learn more about our journey to becoming the Sargent’s you love today. 

Sargent's History in Rochester

We are proud to be a family owned business. In 1971, Forrest Sargent founded Landscape Nursery, Inc. Today, Sargent’s is still owned and operated by Forrest and Faye Sargent with the help of their son, Nick. With a fifth-generation already planning to “work in the nursery” when they grow-up, Sargent’s Landscape Nursery, Inc. looks forward to providing great plants, excellent customer service and creative designs for many generations to come.

Sargent's at Miracle Mile

In 1971, Forrest Sargent leased the Donaldson's Garden Center at the north end of the Miracle Mile Shopping Center. This was Sargent's entrance into the Rochester market.

Read More WINTER 1971

Sargent's North: Breaking Ground on 18th Ave

In anticipation of vacating the space at Miracle Mile, Forrest Sargent purchased 40 acres of pastureland along 18th Ave in Rochester. Giving up the high traffic count at Miracle Mile would mark Sargent's transition from a retail focused business to a landscape focused business.

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Sargent's on 2nd: Continued Growth

In the early 1980s, the greenhouse growing enterprise at Sargent's North was easily producing more than what could be sold. Adding a high traffic location just five blocks west of St. Mary's hospital was a landmark, strategic decision that accelerated retail and landscape business. 

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Reflecting on 50+ years in Rochester

In the last 50+ years, Sargent's has become a major player in the Rochester landscape and garden center business. In 1971, it wasn't guaranteed that we would have the success we've had. Only through the commitment of our fantastic staff were we able to carry our business through to the modern era.

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Sargent's Today

Sargent’s is the success it is today thanks to the commitment of our people and our community. We are proud to serve and give back to the fellow plant people of SE Minnesota. Check out the links below to learn more about our awesome people and community.

Interested in joining our team?

Sargent’s is always looking for talented individuals to join our team. Click HERE to see a list of our current openings. If you feel like you are a good fit for Sargent’s but don’t see an opening that fits your skills, please send your resume to employment@sargentsgardens.com.

Our Mission


...is to deliver experiences that make people say Wow!

Our Foundation


...is our people and their passion for quality plants, products, and outdoor projects.

Our Vision


...is to be a successful, 100-year company where people love to work.

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