Fall season plants at Passiglia Landscape, Nursery & Garden Center

Meet St. Louis’ Favorite Plant & Landscape Experts

Passiglia Landscape, Nursery, & Garden Center has been a St. Louis favorite for plants and landscaping supplies since we opened downtown on North Broadway in 1950. Still family owned and operated, the third generation of Passiglia brothers continues to beautify St. Louis landscapes from our 10-acre Nursery and Garden Center in Wildwood less than 15 minutes from downtown St. Louis. 

 

The nursery and garden center is filled with beautiful displays designed to inspire, and evoke the feeling of walking through a botanical garden. Our team of experts are always standing by to answer your questions and help you design your perfect landscape!

We hope you’ll stop by soon to discover all we offer. We can’t wait to meet you!

Passiglia's Team

The Passiglia Plant and Landscape Experts

Chris Passiglia - Owner of Passiglia Landscape, Nursery & Garden Center

Chris Passiglia

Owner

As Owner and Operator of Passiglia Nursery, Chris has over 30 years in the Landscape Business.  Chris began learning the trade from his Father when the Nursery was located in Ellisville and opened the Retail trade.  When the Nursery located to the current location in 1990, Chris moved into Landscape Design and Install.  Over the years Chris has directed the Landscape Division which has designed and installed countless numbers of the most stunning residential landscapes across the St. Louis area from modest homes to grand estates.  Christ has grown his staff to be an outstanding team of individuals that have years of knowledge to share regarding plants, trees, landscaping, etc. He also strives for his customers to have the best experience, products and service available to them each time they come to the Nursery & Garden Center.  Chris’s passion is having the finished product of any Landscape job be the vision of what the customer wanted and to have them happy!

Julie Straatmann - Manager/Buyer at Passiglia Landscape, Nursery & Garden Center

Julie Straatmann

Manager / Buyer

Julie has been a horticulturalist in Missouri for more than 40 years. A decade of owning and operating two retail garden centers, florist, and landscape locations, Julie’s knowledge of the industry became extensive. She accepted a management position with a grower/retailer which then developed into landscape designing and consulting. Julie is highly respected for her vast knowledge by colleagues and clients alike and has lectured for many horticulture events and programs.  Now with Passiglia Landscape, Nursery & Garden Center for the past 20 years, Julie shows no sign of slowing down.  Her enthusiastic passion for plants is clearly visible in her work. Julie is driven to impart her staff with knowledge, training, and confidence to succeed in being able to help their clients with their own gardens and landscapes.

Sherry Earley - Office Manager at Passiglia Landscape, Nursery & Garden Center

Sherry Earley

Office Manager

Sherry has been here for 12 years starting in March of 2010.  She has a background in Accounting, but in 2008 decided to go to college for an Associate degree in applied Science and Horticulture.  Sherry loves working for the Passiglia Family.  Her favorite things working here are the people she has met both as customers and coworkers!

Maureen Wuelling - Social Media and Events Director at Passiglia Landscape, Nursery & Garden Center

Maureen Wuelling

Social Media and Events Director

Social Media & Events Director – Maureen started with Passiglia in the Spring of 2021.  Her duties include Cashier, Merchandising the Retail Store, keeping our Social Media Pages up on what is happening and planning our Events!  Her favorite things about working here is the wonderful coworkers and customers, learning about plants and planning fun events!

Landscape

Jason Burney - Landscape Architect at Passiglia Landscape, Nursery & Garden Center

Jason Burney

Landscape Architect

Jason is a licensed Landscape Architect, committed to the goal of creating one-of-a-kind projects that honor the uniqueness of the site, and the uniqueness of the customer.  He believes in developing strong partnerships with the customer in the design process, which embodies the values of respect, cooperation and trust.  Jason is a graduate of the College of Architecture and Planning at Ball State University.  Was an Intern at the Missouri Botanical Garden and was an Owner of an award-winning design/build company for 20 years.

Jill Griffiths - Passiglia Landscape Designer

Jill Griffiths

Landscape Designer

As a new employee to Passiglia, Jill is a landscape designer with a unique background in both the public and private design sector.  It is her goal to create one-of-a-kind projects for each specific site and customer.  She is a Graduate of the College of Architecture and Planning at Kansas State University, has been a staff designer for a Chicago design-build company that specializes in high-end residential outdoor living and landscaping spaces, a licensed Architect in the state of Florida, and specializes in master planning, landscape/hardscape projects.  Jill enjoys the diversity of projects in her ever-expanding portfolio!  Every project is unique and it's her desire to provide the best solutions for her customers.

Matt Swanstrom - Operations Manager at Passiglia Landscape, Nursery & Garden Center

Matt Swanstrom

Operations Manager

Matt has worked for Passiglia since January of 2020.  He holds a BS in Forest Resource Management from the University of Missouri and has worked in the Landscaping/Nursery business since 1993. He started a Landscaping/Nursery business in Warrensburg, MO, which was sold in 1999. Has worked for a commercial landscape maintenance company, did sales for a wholesale perennial and groundcover grower near August, MO and as a foreman for Passiglia.  Matt’s favorite thing about working here is the quality of work produced and the people I have the honor of working with. Matt and his wife Bonnie have 2 children and enjoys Hunting and Land Management/Improvement.

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Will Behrens

Will began his career here at Passiglia in May 2020.  He is a Production Supervisor, Maintenance Supervisor, Lawn Care Technician, Pesticide Applicator Technician, Retail Planting Coordinator and oversees billing of jobs.  Along with his many responsibilities here at Passiglia, he also whips up a wicked pot of decaf to start his day!  His favorite thing he enjoys about working here is being involved in the install of the highest quality landscape jobs in the St. Louis area.

John Watson - Estimator & Project Coordinator at Passiglia Landscape, Nursery & Garden Center

John Watson

Estimator & Project Coordinator

John has been with Passiglia for 2 years and has a B.S. in Civil Engineering from Missouri University Science and Technology.  He enjoys working with designs that utilize plants from the Nursery.

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Zach Latting - Assistant Manager at Passiglia Landscape, Nursery & Garden Center

Zach Latting

Assistant Manager

Zach has been at Passiglia for 6 years.  He is a horticulturist that attended Meramec Community College. Zach enjoys the changing of the seasons and working with all of the wonderful people and plants!

Bob Shayne - Lot Manager at Passiglia Landscape, Nursery & Garden Center

Bob Shayne

Lot Manager

Bob has worked at Passiglia for 18 years.  Over the years, Bob has done plantings, ordered bulk products, manages bulk items, opens and closes the lot, and waters the many trees/shrubs on the property.

Vicki Furlong - Garden Shop Manager / Buyer at Passiglia Landscape, Nursery & Garden Center

Vicki Furlong

Garden Shop Manager / Buyer

Garden Shop Manager/Buyer – Vicki has been with Passiglia for 6 years. Vicki oversees the Garden Shop, works as a Cashier when needed, does all of the ordering of Retail items, bulk products, and office items needed. She also assists the Manager and Owner when needed.  Her favorite things are the plants and her coworkers!

Michelle Jansen - Sales Associate / Designer at Passiglia Landscape, Nursery & Garden Center

Michelle Jansen

Sales Associate / Designer

Michelle has been at Passiglia for 5 months but has been in the industry for 25 years doing maintenance, construction and design. Her favorite thing of working here is the diverse plant selection that Passiglia has to offer.

Laura Grainger - Sales Associate at Passiglia Landscape, Nursery & Garden Center

Laura Grainger

Sales Associate

Sales Associate with Passiglia for 5 years.  Began career in plant science at SLU and then changed to Meramec for a degree in Horticulture. Laura loves working at Passiglia because she loves being outside, rain or shine.  Often tells people that a desk job would be horrible!  Loves that every day is different and can use different skills to problem solve when needed.

Tyle Wilson - Passiglia Landscape, Nursery & Garden Center

Tyler Wilson

Tyler started working at Passiglia the Summer of 2021.  He has a background in Construction.  He has enjoyed working here learning the trees (his favorite is the Japanese Maple) and plants along with interacting with the customers. He feels his coworkers are his family away from home.

Sarah Allison - Sales Associate at Passiglia Landscape, Nursery & Garden Center

Sarah Allison

Sales Associate

Sales Associate with Passiglia since August 2020.  Sarah started gaining her experience in 2018 working as a Sales Associate at a local nursery, and eventually found her calling at a florist/greenhouse in St. Charles before coming to work at Passiglia.  During the fall and winter, she assists with the design and creation of custom holiday decorations.  Her favorite part of working at Passiglia is helping achieve the botanical garden-like ambiance that captivates our customers when they visit the nursery.

Cameron Passiglia - Passiglia Landscape, Nursery & Garden Center

Cameron Passiglia

Cameron has been working here for 5 years learning the Family Business.  He is currently in his second year at Meramec Community College studying Horticulture. He enjoys learning about the many trees and plants along with interacting with the customers.

Sydney Bunge - Passiglia Cashier

Sydney Bunge

Cashier

Cashier – Sydney has been with Passiglia for 4 months. She is currently in her third year as an Accounting Major at Maryville University. Sydney’s favorite thing about working here is constantly learning more about plants every day!