History

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.