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.


We're sure you remember the winter of '13-'14 as being one of the most bitter and icy that we had seen in several decades. Many of our landscape plants came out of that winter severely damaged and in some cases killed back entirely or beyond hope. We don't know what to expect, whether its cold and dry or wet and mild we have to wait and see what happens, but whatever does happen, there are steps you can take to plan against the same results next spring.

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.