Social Responsibility

Since 1959, Johnson’s Nursery has been growing up in your back yard. We believe in the social responsibility to balance profit-making activities with behaviors that benefit local communities and the environment. We aim to help enrich schools, neighborhoods and the lives of families in the communities in which we live and work.

Social Responsibility

A Local Impact

Johnson’s Nursery is active in the local community and green industry. We proudly support our communities and environment, donating at least $25,000 annually to a variety of local initiatives, such as youth sports, schools, churches, restoration, botanical gardens, STEM, community betterment groups, land trusts, nature centers, hospitals, education funds, industry not-for-profits, and associations.

Financial, product, and service donations are essential resources that help not-for-profit organizations achieve their missions. We contribute to local organizations that are making a meaningful impact. Here are a few of our partners:

  • Arrowhead H.S. Hockey / Blue Line Club
  • Bay View United Methodist Church
  • Ben Franklin Elementary School
  • Boerner Botanical Gardens (friends of)
  • Community Memorial Foundation
  • Discovery World
  • Elm Grove Junior Guild
  • ERAS Senior Network
  • Friends of the Monarch Trail
  • German Immersion Foundation
  • Germantown Community Scholarship Fund
  • Germantown Little League
  • Green Bay Botanical Garden
  • Hartford Lioness Club
  • Hartford Lions Club
  • Herb Society of America – Wisconsin Unit
  • Kettle Moraine Lutheran High School
  • Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, The
  • Lutheran High School Association of Greater Milwaukee
  • Menomonee Falls Choir Association
  • Menomonee Falls Community League
  • Menomonee Falls High School
  • Menomonee Falls High School (Business Academy)
  • Menomonee Falls Little League
  • Menomonee Falls Scholarship & Ed. Foundation
  • Merton Athletic Association
  • Richfield Volunteer Fire Company
  • Richfield Youth Baseball & Softball Association
  • River Revitalization Foundation
  • Riveredge Nature Center
  • Roots & Branches
  • SEWISC
  • St. Francis Borgia Catholic School
  • St. Gabriel Catholic Parish
  • St. James Catholic Church
  • St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
  • Sussex United Methodist Church
  • Swallow Education Foundation, Inc.
  • Valley Sportsman Training, Inc.
  • Washington County Fair Park
  • Waukesha (City of) Parks, Recreation & Forestry
  • Waukesha County Green Team
  • Waukesha County Land Conservancy
  • Wild Ones
  • Wisconsin Landscape Contractors Association
  • Wisconsin Lutheran High School
  • YMCA of Metropolitan Milwaukee
  • Youthaiti

(last updated Dec 2019)

Get Involved Locally

Community Tree Planting

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Impacting Communities and the Environment

Johnson’s Nursery teams up with local organizations and schools to plant locally grown Wisconsin native trees. These events bring together parents, teachers, children, and partners to get our hands dirty together and learn about plants.

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Wild Ones

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Native Plant Appreciation Month

Johnson’s Nursery teams up with Wild Ones every June. During the entire month, members receive 40% off Wisconsin native plants. Johnson’s Nursery then donates a percentage of sales back to the organization.

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Everyday Veterans Discount

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Supporting Local Armed Forces

To express admiration and appreciation for your service in the United States Armed Forces, Johnson’s Nursery extends a year-round 15% discount on plants to Veterans while selecting plants through our Retail & Landscape Departments.

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Waukesha County Land Conservancy

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Member Benefits

Johnson’s Nursery teams up with the Waukesha County Land Conservancy to support their mission and offer a discount to their members. Since 1992, the Waukesha County Land Conservancy has worked at fulfilling its mission of protecting and caring for environmentally significant land and water in Waukesha County for future generations.

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Family Tree Discount

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Growing Up Together

Congratulations! To commemorate your bundle of joy, we’re offering 25% off any one plant to new Mothers. Although trees are the most common choice, you may choose perennial, shrub, or tree. Take a picture each season of your child growing alongside the tree!

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