Charles City, IA. (October, 2008) – Since 1884, Sherman Nursery of Charles City, IA has been a long-time grower and leader in the United States’ horticultural industry, and since 1984, has been owned by Bailey Nurseries of Newport, MN, operating independently as a wholesale supplier of fine nursery stock.

With much thought and research, ownership of Bailey Nurseries has decided to consolidate various aspects of Sherman’s operations into Bailey Nurseries. Details to work through are numerous, and this change will progress through June of 2009. Production operations will remain in Charles City, IA, and will be named Bailey Nurseries, Sherman Division.

“For well over a century the employees of Sherman have given their customers quality plants and superior service, setting the highest standard for Bailey Nurseries to uphold,” said Terri McEnaney, President of Bailey Nurseries.

David Fuchs, President of Sherman Nursery adds, “Sherman Nursery Company has been privileged to be part of such a progressive, supportive community and industry. We are confident this change will result in growth opportunities for our nationwide customers. The Bailey organization has a strong commitment to their employees and customers, to the quality of their products and to the entire green industry.”


Tucked away in a unique setting in Charles City, Iowa, Sherman Nursery Company is a major wholesale supplier of a complete line of nursery stock. What started in 1884 as the dream of Erwin Milo Sherman and a bit of rented land, became a nursery that is well-known and well-respected by industry friends and partners throughout the United States. Sherman Nursery is privileged to serve over 3,000 independent retail outlets, landscapers, greenhouses and contractors across the country.

Bailey Nurseries was founded in 1905. From 15 acres of stony hillside it has grown to one of North America’s largest and most trusted nurseries. Today Bailey Nurseries serves more than 4,500 nursery retailers, landscapers and growers throughout the United States, Canada and beyond. Main offices are located in Newport, Minnesota, near the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul, with other locations in Oregon and Washington.

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