Our Story

We began in 1948 as Chadwick’s Plants.  Byron and Emily Chadwick grew and sold perennials in Willard for 41 years.  Barney and Della Barnett took over in 1988,  and continued the nursery’s traditions under the new name of Willard Bay Gardens.  Under the Barnetts, they established a fantastic reputation based on good hardy plants, helpful service, and a great selection. In August 2018 Willard Bay Gardens was sold to Marjorie and Terry Ross to keep the tradition going. 

At Willard Bay Gardens, we take gardening seriously, yet strive to make your experience as fun as possible. We specialize in Wasatch native plants, water-wise, ornamental grasses, and hard-to-find plants. We won't sell anything that we believe can't handle the harsh Utah weather. We've kept Willard Bay Gardens around for those who are always on the lookout for that perfect plant, whether outside or inside.

Our Guarantee

We believe in providing the best products and plants we can get our hands on. Now any business out there can claim that, so we go further. The Willard Bay Gardens Guarantee promises you that any plant you purchase from us is alive and healthy from the moment it leaves our nursery, after the plant leaves our nursery it is your responsibility to care for it.


You can trust that every plant purchased from Willard Bay Gardens and is taken care of properly will be healthy and thriving.