Cascadian Nurseries is a success story built upon providing for our customer’s needs by creating a one-stop horticultural distribution center.. In July of 1961, Alfred (Fred) Meisner, his wife Carla, and their three month old twins, Rob and Art, emigrated from their homeland in Holland to the United States. Their youngest son Ed was born in Oregon. From 1969 Cascadian Nurseries was located at NW 143rd and Thompson Road in Washington County until May 2003. During this time, we created a one-stop horticultural distribution center by providing everything at one location that the landscape professional needed to help them operate a profitable business. In September 2008, we added Cascadian All In One LLC for your bark, professional soil mixes and textured aggregate needs. The first 20 acres of the new property was purchased in 1988 at our present location. At present the nursery has expanded to over 100 acres and has 45 acres known as 3M Farms, which includes a 12 acre rural industrial park that was known as the plastic factory. This site has been leased to many tenants relating to agricultural and horticultural services including Cascadian All In One LLC, and several landscape companies.
We are very thankful and proud of our new location. The 20 acre sales yard is well laid out and has a brand new office building, as well as over 75,000 square feet of greenhouses and many extensive shade houses for production. Our field production is well over 80 acres of gentle sloped properties. We are a green company and have provided and maintained 20 acres of wetlands with ponds, lakes, and streams for wildlife habitat. Our customer base consists of approximately 400 regular landscape companies, plant brokers, retail and wholesale nurseries, including architects and designers, developers, golf courses, and parks all within the Portland/Seattle metro areas. Our customers also extend into northern California and the Rocky Mountain states to the east coast. Our success is due in part to the service we provide to our customers as your grower and broker of excellent quality plant material from leading growers on the west coast.
Our commitment is to provide our customers with one-stop availability that saves you time. That is one of the main reasons we moved to our current location in 2004 with more property and a larger salesyard. We are committed to providing our customers with the quality, outstanding selection and service they expect. Our goal is simple- to supply you with what you need to get the job done in a timely manner. Our 20 acre salesyard is stocked with our expanded selection of Cascadian grown plant material from our own fields and shrub material grown in #2 and #5 containers as well as out-sourced plants, all ready for immediate pick up. Without our loyal customers, this would not be possible. Thank you.
Fred Meisner- While in Holland, Fred received academic degrees in basic agriculture, horticulture, floral arrangement and design as well as nine years of practical field experience. In July 1961, Alfred (Fred) Meisner and his family emigrated from their homeland in Holland to the United States. In 1966, Fred founded Cascadian Landscapers and Cascadian Nurseries. Fred sold Cascadian Landscapers to his two oldest sons in 1999 to concentrate on the nursery.
Jim Larson– Has worked for Cascadian Nurseries since August 1988 and is the general manager. Jim’s experiences include working at Teufel Nurseries from 1982 to 1988 and prior to 1982 working at retail garden centers in Oregon and southern California since 1973. Jim attended Fullerton Community College in California with a certificate in Nursery Management. Jim has served on the board of the Oregon Landscape Contractors Association (OLCA) for several years and served as President in 1995.
Ed Meisner- Ed grew up in the nursery. Starting at age nine, he worked in the nursery potting up liners. Ed is part of our management team and manages our field production and operations.
Ginger Wilson– Ginger has worked for us since June 2007 and came to us from Joy Creek Nursery located in Scappoose, Oregon. She has a wealth of knowledge of perennials. Ginger works in customer service and purchases the perennials, ground covers, and grasses.
Lino Mendoza- Lino has been an integral part of our team since November 2002. Lino speaks fluent English and Spanish which is helpful with our Hispanic customers. Prior to coming to Cascadian Nurseries, Lino worked for several years with Teufel Nurseries.