OUR STORY

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The Early Years...

The story began with a lawn mower, a trimmer and a newlywed couple. John & Sally Loyet started J&S Lawn Service in the early 70's, John mowed while Sally used a hand trimmer. Their attention to providing quality service helped grow their business with an uncommonly high rate of customer retention. The name of the business later changed to Greenscape Lawns and as the business grew, so did their family, with the birth of their son, Jason, followed by daughters Jennifer and Jill. By the mid 1980's, Greenscape had grown into one of the top lawn and tree care companies in the St. Louis area.

In 1994, John & Sally seized the opportunity to purchase the property of the former Treeland Nursery at the corner of Dougherty Ferry and Barrett Station Rd, where John had worked just out of high school. The lawn and tree care division was sold to TruGreen, and the family directed focus on turning the tree nursery into a full-service garden center. The company continues to evolve with the energy of a team of passionate, diverse and skilled people that believe in the purpose of plants and the idea that quality of life begins with connecting people to the natural world.


our vision...

To inspire functional landscapes that promote and support human connection to the natural world.


our Mission...

To be a leader in innovative and forward-thinking outdoor lifestyle concepts by providing nature-inspired solutions for conscious consumers in an immersive and inspirational environment.


 

Our Management Team...

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John & Sally Loyet

Founders and Owners

Jen Schamber

General Manager

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Dan Traum

Operations Manager

Tammy Behm

Horticulture Manager 

Greenscape Gardens is a family affair. Here is the entire Loyet and Schamber clan:  From Left to Right, Jeremy, Jen, Lilly, Jill, Sally, John, Jen, Jason. 

Greenscape Gardens is a family affair. Here is the entire Loyet and Schamber clan:

 From Left to Right, Jeremy, Jen, Lilly, Jill, Sally, John, Jen, Jason. 

 

Affiliations and Contributions

  • 2017 Representative from the U.S. in an international garden center “Think Tank” in Paris, France (Tammy Behm)
  • 2015/2016/2017 Representative of the Horticulture Industry for the National Pollinator Network’s Million Pollinator Garden Challenge meetings at the White House and Smithsonian Institute (Tammy Behm/Jennifer Schamber)
  • 2015 National Winner of Today’s Garden Center Magazine Revolutionary 100
  • 2007 Green Profit Magazine’s Young Retailer Award Winner (Jennifer Schamber)
  • Landscape & Nursery Association of Greater St. Louis (Jennifer Schamber, past president)
  • Western Landscape & Nursery Association (Jennifer Schamber, Board member)
  • Missouri Botanical Garden (Tammy Behm, member’s board)
  • AmericanHort (Tammy Behm, retailer connect committee, conference speakers-Tammy Behm & Laura Tetley)
  • Grow Native! (Jennifer Schamber, committee)
  • Horticulture Co-op of Metro St. Louis (Tammy Behm, past president)
  • Gateway Greening (instructors for jobs training program, Laura Caldie, Laura Tetley, Madyson Winn)
  • Biodiversity STL
 

The Old Sign Philosopher

Frequent passer-bys may notice the goofy signs that John, the owner, enjoys hanging during our slow season. Drive along Dougherty Ferry Road for a laugh or check out a sample of the humor here.