Educational Nursery Tours

Before any substantial landscape installation, clients are strongly encouraged to take an Educational Nursery Tour with owner, Virginia-certified horticulturist and landscape designer Jeff Cartwright.

Touring a nursery is an integral part of Cartwright Landscaping’s design process. Both you and Jeff will gain a full appreciation of what is wanted in each landscape – eliminating guesswork and avoiding mistakes – which keeps the design process as efficient and streamlined as possible.


Schedule an appointment

If you’d like to schedule your tour, please contact us at least 7 days in advance of the date you have in mind. Please note, the price for a two-hour tour is $225.


Learn more about the tour:

Tour Overview

As you walk the grounds of the area’s largest nursery, you can see the wide array of shrubs, trees, ground covers and flowers that thrive in Richmond’s climate, and understand what will work well in your yard.

You’ll gain design ideas and insights into your landscaping options, and discuss the conditions necessary to maintain plant and tree health, all of which will be applied while creating your personal landscape design.

Following the tour, you’ll receive photos and descriptions of plantings you admired, with suggestions for additional plants for full sun, full shade or somewhere in between.

Location & Directions

All nursery tours occur at Colesville Nursery in Ashland, Virginia. Get driving directions to the nursery.

About Colesville Nursery

“Colesville Nursery carries a diverse selection of trees, shrubs, perennials, annuals, and groundcovers as well as books, tools, stone, mulch, soil, and other gardening accessories. Some of our specialties include Japanese Maples, topiaries, and unique conifers, A new addition to our Garden Shop is frost resistant pottery in a wide array of colors, styles, and sizes.

Colesville Nursery is a family owned and operated business that was established in 1974 in Charles City County as a wholesale operation. In 1984 the nursery moved to Ashland, where it continues to operate today with with over 20 acres of hoop houses and tree beds.”
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