The Bohn's Farm Team at the Citygarden 2010 (Photo by: Susan Jackson)
At Bohn’s Farm and Greenhouses, we are primarily a wholesale grower of hardy herbaceous perennials, both adaptive and native. Our business was established by the Bohn family more than 70 years ago as a strawberry and vegetable truck farm. As the wholesale market demand for locally produced vegetables declined in the 1980’s, Gary Bohn, grandson of the founder, and Gary’s father, Walter Bohn, began to explore production of ornamental horticultural crops.
In 1985, Gary and Walter built their first greenhouse to grow vegetable plants and flowering annuals for local garden center and produce retailers. In 1986, at the request of a local specialty garden center specializing in perennials, Bohn’s Farm began to grow a modest selection of perennial varieties. Bohn’s Farm and Greenhouses, now a 20 acre production nursery utilizing 211,500 sq. ft. of covered greenhouse facilities, is managed by Gary and Renee Bohn and their daughter Sarah.
In 2007-08, Bohn’s Farm further invested in our facility infrastructure by constructing a 30,000 sq. ft. gutter connect greenhouse solely for producing a high quality and expanded quart perennial program. To assure a dependable water source to support the needs of summer plant production, we expanded our irrigation pond from 3 acres to a total of 5.5 acres.
Bohn’s Farm supplies an extensive selection of landscape-ready perennials, regional natives and cannas and to garden center retailers and landscape professionals located primarily in Illinois, Missouri, Kansas and Indiana. The St. Louis, Kansas City and Indiana offices of National Nursery Products provide production planning consultation, marketing services and sales representation.