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About our Nursery

563486_468053116555842_1871797353_nIvanhoe Nursery is a grower in the Chicagoland area just 60 minutes north of the city. We sell a good selection of various sizes of ornamental trees and shrubs.  We provide delivery and planting services. There are a lot of advantages in buying from a local nursery grower.

First and foremost, the trees and shrubs grown here are readily adaptable to the climate and soil types in this area. We tell people “if it grows here, it will grow well in your yard.”  Our team here at Ivanhoe Nursery has over 50 years of experience to assist you in helping you find the right tree or shrub for your yard.

Our goal is to provide customers with quality plants at affordable prices with unparalleled customer service.




Our Roots Run Deep

old_farmIn 1850, Michael Wirtz left his hometown Luxemburg, Germany. He arrive in New York after thirty eight days at sea. As with many immigrants of his day he soon sought out a place to call home which was Chicago. Michael worked as a farmhand and soon acquired land in Fremont Township. This land was known as Ivanhoe Farm and to this day still carries this name.

Michael married Caroline Hapke and had nine children.

As sixth generation Wirtz’s, we are proud to be continuous owners of the Ivanhoe Farm.

In celebration of our heritage we are moving towards sustainability in the use of our land. It is our desire to grow high quality ornamental trees and shrubs in order to satisfy the needs of the discerning buyer. Currently we have over 10,000 hundred various trees and shrubs

planted and will continue planting more in the future. As we become more established, our plans will include a wholesale yard as well as a retail outlet.


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