About Us

About Us

Rolling Ridge is a year-round nursery and garden center that has been happily serving St. Louisans for 50 years. We offer hardgoods, trees and shrubs, annuals, and perennials. We are also home to The Christmas Store and supply seasonal wreaths, garlands, and Christmas trees. We are located in historic Webster Groves, Missouri, in a building with a history as deep as Old Webster itself.

The History of Rolling Ridge.

Services Offered


For a nominal fee, we will deliver trees, shrubs, and hardgoods (e.g., mulch) throughout St. Louis county.

Landscape Consultation

Our certified horticulturists can help you plan your landscape changes, large or small.


Gone Green

Why "Gone Green" instead of the popular "Going Green"? All sorts of companies are jumping on the Green bandwagon these days. At Rolling Ridge, we have always carried natural and organic products in our Garden Center. We've been reusing and recycling for more than 30 years. And, of course, we are in the Green industry of PLANTS! So, what has changed? We still carry a wide range of natural and organic products, but now they're easier to find! We've rearranged the Garden Center, with the natural and organic products located together.

Garden Fanatic Club

Are you a Garden Fanatic???

Make it official by joining our Garden Fanatic Club. Members receive discounts on all purchases, plus special sales and coupons.

Members are also eligible to receive our Garden Fanatic Club Newsletter, full of helpful lawn and garden tips.

History of Rolling Ridge Nursery and The Christmas Store

In 1894, Henry Schulz stabled his wagon team at the corner of Gore and Marshall, in the middle of pastureland. People would come out by train from the city of St. Louis to hire Henry’s team to move their goods, furniture, and families “to the country”, which Webster Groves was considered at that time. In 1959, Henry’s son-in-law, James McMillan, Jr, inherited the stable. Along with his sons,  Jim III and Sandy, they began a small business first selling compost and straw, then evolving into what today is known as Rolling Ridge Nursery.

Jim McMillan

Jim is the president of Rolling Ridge Nursery.  He has a Bachelor of Science in Horticulture from the University of Missouri and has been a professional nurseryman for 53 years. Jim is a co-founder of United Garden Centers, which is a multi state, co-op buying group.  He has served as past president of the Missouri Association of Nurserymen, and was named one of Webster Groves Business Persons of the Year.  He is currently the co-anchor of the Inside/Out Show on 550 KTRS.

Custom Centerpieces

Entertaining? Having a party for two or 200? Wouldn't you like your table to be the center of attention? Let us design a living centerpiece especially for you! We've noticed a shift from cut flowers, to plants and flowers with roots, that will live on long after the party is over. Stop by Rolling Ridge, and let's chat about what look you're going for. Give us your budget, color scheme and overall look that you'd like to achieve, and together we will come up with a plan.

Rich Kelly

Rich began working at Rolling Ridge in 1964 as a high school student part-time. After joining the Marines and attending the University of Missouri, he became a full-time employee in 1978. Rich pretty much knows everything about the nursery and garden center as well as maintaining the historic building housing Rolling Ridge. Jim refers to him as his "go to guy" and so do we!!  

Chris Wagner

Chris has a B. S. degree in Agriculture-Horticulture from the University of Missouri-Columbia. Chris has managed the greenhouse sales and production departments for the last 22 years.