What You Will Find At Culver's
Located on 26 acres, Culver’s has continued to develop and change the outlook of the business every single year. As you first approach the retail space, you will find a beautiful display garden to the north. It features three ponds, a stream, and waterfalls. The beauty of the water and comforting sounds, accent the grounds at Culver’s. Among these water features, you will find hardy trees, shrubs, and perennials, with the purpose of seeing these plants in a true landscape setting, rather than their immature size, found in containers for sale.
After a tour of the display garden, you will come across two sets of double doors. Just inside these doors is one of the best gift shops in Eastern Iowa. Culver's offers everything from gifts and decor to delicious gourmet foods. You can accesorize yourself and your garden, plus find a one-of-a-kind gift for that special person in your life.
Just beyond the garden center and gift shop is the first of 14 greenhouses. Here, you will find high quality annuals grown right on-site by the Culver's greenhouse staff. With thousands of varieties to choose from, there is something for everyone!
Once you have reached the back of the first greenhouses, you will notice the perennial section at Culver's. Several of the perennials are grown on-site, with additional high quality perennials brought in to keep the section full throughout the season and into late fall. Culver's perennials are grouped by sun and shade, making it easier to find something suitable for your garden.
To the south of the greenhouses, you will come across a beautiful outdoor living area. It was constructed by the Culver's Lawn & Landscape staff in 2012. In this outdoor living space, you will find a stunning patio with two fireplaces, one upright and one large fire pit, plus a beautiful outdoor kitchen including a pizza oven!
Just beyond the patio, is a nursery full of unique trees and shrubs in all sizes. The shrubs are grouped by species, allowing you to see endless options of hydrangeas, evergreens, maples and more! While in the nursery, you will find several paths with different styles and colors. These paths were constructed to show the guests at Culver's the numerous options for patios, walkways, and more for any setting, whether it is residential or commercial.
Celebrating 20 seasons in retail and 35 years in landscaping
Culver’s Lawn & Landscape began in 1982, when entrepreneur, Todd Culver started a lawn mowing business at the age of 12 in Dallas, Texas. Originally from Iowa, Todd moved back to Cedar Rapids in 1984 where he continued his lawn and landscaping services and met Tami, his wife. In 1997, the two purchased the current land to operate their landscaping business, as well as start a new retail garden center. As the business grew, the Culver’s recognized the need to expand. In 2004, construction began on the new Landscape Design Center
and the following year it was opened. Now 35 years later, the two have grown and developed the company to encompass one of the most recognized landscaping companies in Iowa, a full service garden center with gift shop, greenhouse, and landscape nursery.
Todd and Tami are very thankful for their staff, both past and present, that have worked at Culver’s since the day they first broke ground. Included in that staff are Todd and Tami’s five children, who have grown up and worked at Culver’s over the years. A lot of hard work and tender care has helped to grow Culver’s Garden Center & Greenhouse and Culver's Lawn & Landscape into what they are today.
In our peak season you'll find over 150 employees and a fleet of over 70 trucks throughout Iowa. We are in three different industries here at Culver's, service, production and retail. The service department provides landscaping design and install, along with a complete lawn maintenance department. The production department consists of a little over 49,000 sq. ft. of greenhouse space. This is where you'll find the most spectacular Culver's grown flowers. Our retail area is host to a very large nursery bursting with a strong and healthy stock of trees and shrubs, a stunning gift shop and the most gorgeous greenhouse in the state of Iowa! We employ GREAT people and are proud of them!
See What Our Customers Are Saying
It is always a pleasure to work with culvers landscape. The sales team at culvers is a very well educated and extremely attentive to detail group of people. As a sales rep that works with contractors all over the state it is always a pleasure to work with an experienced orginazation. We at quint city stone consider culvers to be a very capable and recomendable company.
Shawn - Quint City Stone Center
We wanted to inform you of how pleasant we are with your Culver’s Landscaping crew, and their work on our patio-retaining wall makeover. Ryan was helpful and patient with us in navigating the endless options for product and design. We really appreciate the skills and responsiveness of David, the project manager, and his installation crew. We are very happy with our new patio! We have requested a from Culver’s for another patio – retaining wall project. Loving this fall weather!
Kathy and Steve H.
I looked for somewhere to let all of the guys who worked on helping me make a haven in my backyard know how much I appreciated the suggestions, professionalism and beautiful project. Ryan did a wonderful design, Earl, Cowboy and Morgan were great to work with and David supervised the whole thing. Thanks to you all! Les and I love it all.