About Naturescapes


We opened our shop and gardens in the spring of 1988 and are nestled in the bluffs along Route 157 at 1674 North Bluff Road in Collinsville, Illinois. We are located approximately halfway between I-55/70 and I-270.

Not only are we the owners of Naturescapes together, we are also longtime friends of 50 years and lifelong residents of Collinsville. We are currently members of the Grow Native Program. We are past members of The Illinois Nurserymen Association and The Perennial Plant Association.

We are also both avid gardeners and plant enthusiasts. Nancee is currently teaching horticulturally related classes and has been over the last 30 years.

Take a look at an article written about Naturescapes in stltoday. Collinsville's Naturescapes Celebrates 25 Years of Growth

We look forward to seeing you soon!

As an added note: We wish to thank our wonderful family, friends, and customers over the last 25 years. Without Tom's Aunt Jo and Uncle Ray and his parents Ben and Calista settling here in the 1950's, the shop and gardens would not be at its present location. Along with Nancee's parents, Marlyn and Charlotte, much help and inspiration would have been lost; and although both of our dear mothers are gone, we know they are playing in the gardens of Heaven now. Their love and inspiration still guides us today and reinforces our respect of hard work and due diligence. Their respect of nature as well its power over us is not to be forgotten by either of us. So remember this... "It is not wise to fool with mother nature", nor practical. Respect both her and our freeze date of April 15th and our frost date of May 15th, or you just might feel her wrath.

Tom Hardesty and Nancee Kruescheck
Naturescapes Owners