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:

  • Amy Belle Elementary
  • Blue Lotus Center
  • Boerner Botanical Gardens (friends of)
  • Brookfield East High School
  • Camp Hometown Heroes
  • Ducks Unlimited
  • Elm Grove Junior Guild
  • Friends of North Prairie Native Gardens
  • Friends of the Monarch Trail
  • Gathering Waters
  • Germantown Community Scholarship Fund
  • Germantown Grid Iron Club
  • Germantown High School Courtyard
  • Germantown Little League
  • Green Bay Botanical Garden
  • Hartford Lions Club
  • Henry Vilas Zoo
  • Herb Society of America – Wisconsin Unit
  • Hunt 4 Life Foundation
  • Jackson Area Youth Baseball Association (JAYBA)
  • Jackson Park and Rec
  • Lakeshore Natural Resource Partnership
  • Lannon Stonemen
  • Life camp
  • Lutheran High School Association of Greater Milwaukee
  • MATC Horticulture Club
  • Menomonee Falls Community League
  • Menomonee Falls High School
  • Menomonee Falls Library
  • Menomonee Falls Little League
  • Mequon Nature Preserve
  • Milwaukee Speed Academy
  • North Central Conservancy Trust
  • Operation Heal Our Patriot
  • Reflo
  • Richfield Youth Baseball & Softball Association
  • River Revitalization Foundation
  • Riveredge Nature Center
  • Root-Pike Watershed Initiative Network
  • Slinger SAMBA
  • SOS Save Our Songbirds
  • St. Gabriel Catholic Parish
  • St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
  • Washington County Fair Park
  • Waukesha (City of) Parks, Recreation & Forestry
  • Waukesha County dep. Parks and Land Use
  • Waukesha County Green Team
  • Waukesha County Land Conservancy
  • Whitefish Bay Garden Club
  • Wild Ones
  • Wisconsin Arborist Association
  • Wisconsin Landscape Contractors Association
  • Wisconsin Wetlands Association

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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