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About Our Nursery

Fair View Nursery, Inc., a third generation family-owned business since 1967, is located in the heart of Wilson County, North Carolina with easy access off Interstate 95 and Highway 264. We hope your travel plans will include a visit with us soon.

A tradition of quality for over 45 years, we are committed to the green industry and to our many loyal customers and friends who have made our progress possible. We grow a broad range of container stock from Azaleas, Woody Ornamentals, Junipers, and Ground Covers to Ornamental Grasses and Trees.

Fair View Nursery from the Air

Visitors Always Welcome

From I-95 take Exit 119-A (Hwy. 264 East) follow east to Exit 43-A (Hwy 301 North). Stay in the right hand lane for approximately ½ mile. Take first paved road to the right (Lattice Road). Go approximately one mile, cross railroad tracks and office is on the left.

Business Hours

Monday - Friday
8AM to Noon and 1PM to 5PM

No pick-ups between Noon and 1:00 PM

Please make arrangements in advance for
orders to be picked up at the nursery.

Fair View Nursery from the Air

A Little History....

Fair View Nursery, a three-acre garden center in Wilson County, was purchased in l967 by Harold Lee and Randolph Whitehead. At the time, Fair View was considered one of the premier garden centers in the area. Landscaping became a vital part of the business focusing on commercial jobs to gain visibility in the surrounding areas. This turned out to be a very successful business venture for both Harold and Randolph.

Harold Lee had a vision to expand beyond retailing and landscaping when they started propagating their own plants for the garden center. This vision began the development of Fair View's wholesale operation on a farm owned by Harold on Contentnea Creek. Harold and Randolph developed this farm to become one of the largest azalea nurseries on the East Coast, shipping interstate on their own shelved trailers and vans. The decision was made in the late 70's to suspend retail and landscaping operations to concentrate on wholesale growing and marketing.

Carolyn, Harold's oldest daughter joined the nursery in l98l to engage in the day-to-day administrative, marketing, and shipping responsibilities. Harold passed away two years later at the age of 6l with lung cancer. After her Dad's death and with the support of her family, Carolyn made the decision to continue the nursery operation with Randolph continuing to oversee production. Carolyn's son, William, and her husband, Kenneth, joined the management team in the mid 80's; a team that took Fair View Nursery to its' peak in the late 90's with l00 acres in container production.

In l999, after the devastation and losses sustained by Hurricane Floyd, it was a loyal customer base that was instrumental in the redevelopment of Fair View Nursery by William and Carolyn. Strong business principles, a genuine dedication to the business, and loyal employees committed to growing quality plants for the trade continues to be a third-generation priority here at Fair View Nursery, Inc. and our tradition since l967.

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