View The Presentation of New Annuals and Plants for 2018

Country Arbors is always looking for new and exciting plants each year and this year we found some beauties.  There are a few of these that won’t be available until later in the year.  The annuals will be available until sold out.

The entire presentation will be given Saturday March 10th, 2018 at the Vermillion County Master Gardeners Spring Festival

The first few pictures are of some recent trips I took. Feel free to scroll down and get to the good stuff.  Also, the formatting is off because of the conversion from Keynote to Powerpoint.  For the perfect version you had to have come seen it live and in person

To See the Slideshow CLICK HERE

Country Arbors is Now Hiring for 11 Positions

Spring is just around the corner and its that time of year. The time when Country Arbors expands our team. Last year we added 7 positions and this year we need another 11 people. We have 33 of 35 people coming back this year so we have a lot of experience to help train and work with our new hires. We are having a Job Fair at the nursery  FRIDAY February 16th from 10 am to 5 pm for anyone interested in the positions. You can meet your managers and the owners and ask questions about the position. We are looking for great personalities and hard working people over experience. You can learn our business with the right attitude and effort. Call 367-1072 with questions Here are the positions that we are looking to fill Annuals Assistant: Responsibilities include helping grow annuals and once finished, helping maintain those flowers. Will also be responsible for helping customers. Good communication and outgoing personality will be necessary Accounting/Customer Service: Position will help in back office with simple accounting work as well as customer management. Time will be spent between communication on phone and work on computer. Must have good understanding of common computer programs Word, Excel, etc. Familiarity of Apple computers a plus Delivery and Planting Crew/Yard Assistant: Must have valid drivers license. Responsible for planting large trees and shrubs and helping around plant sales yard Full Time Delivery Driver: Will have to have or be able to get a Class C License (non CDL) Must have good driving record. Responsible for delivering mulch and plants Full Time and Part Time Customer Service/Administrative Support: Duties range from customer transactions to delivery schedule management. Must possess excellent organizational skills and enjoy helping gardeners. Full Time Perennial Assistants: Watering and maintaining flowers and perennials. Will be part of growing 600 varieties of perennials. Plant knowledge not necessary but helpful Spring Planters: Seasonal job that includes helping plant perennials and annuals for the months of March, April, and May . 40 hours a week. Could be longer for the right person Tree Farm Hand: Two Positions to Fill: Full time March-Dec working in the field producing trees and shrub. Daily job includes harvesting trees and shrubs, maintaining fields and facilities. Part Time Spring Help: Looking to fill various roles for temporary spring help. Very flexible. Facilities and Maintenance: Position would be responsible for keeping grounds looking good and fixing maintenance issues around the nursery. From broken pipes to minor construction. Could be part time for the right person. Flexible days Country Arbors welcomes all applicants who feel they fit one or more of these positions. Se habla Espanol. All jobs (except part time ) are 40 hours a week from approximately end of February to December 1st. Apply in person at Country Arbors, 1742 County Rd. 1400 North (East Windsor Rd) Urbana IL. Call Tom at 367-1072, or visit for more information. EOE There is a downloadable Application HERE So if you know anyone, including yourself, that wants to work growing and selling plants, let us know. We are very competitive with our wages and I think you will truly enjoy working with our staff. If you’re tired of the stress of working the desk job or inside, come work with us. Nothing will improve your life better than loving your job.
1760 County Road 1400 N

Buy A Gift Certificate …………..from Country Arbors Nursery



There’s not better gift to a plant lover than a Gift Certificate to Country Arbors Nursery.  We can mail it to them for you or have it waiting at the nursery.


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Christmas Open House: Saturday December 2nd

Bring you kids, bring your pets. Our annual tradition of having Santa come by for a few hours for pictures is alive and well despite a couple energetic pets last year. Santa got a little beat up.  The photos are free and we email them to you.  I may actually be taking the photos with my new iPhone X.  Just seeing the phone may be worth the trip to the nursery.

They’ll be drinks and cookies and of course specials and giveaways.  No more hot food.  The health department said
we do an amazing job with plants but would prefer if we don’t cook anything anymore.

And everything is free so if you don’t like the photos or think Santa looks fake you will receive a full refund.



Need Soil For a Raised Bed? We have the Soil For You.

Live in Champaign Urbana and wonder where the topsoil went? If you have terrible soil or can’t get down to plant why not bring the garden to you? A raised bed is the perfect way to make gardening easier. Once it’s built, you now have perfect soil and a garden all at waist level.

But where do you get the soil to put in it? Country Arbors of course. Our black soil is screened with beautiful texture and no clumps. Our soil was taken from the new Birkey’s location and is good, black, Illinois topsoil.

Our planting blend is 1/3 compost and 2/3 black topsoil. It is $35 per yard. We have pickup 7 days a week and also offer delivery for a fee. If you have some new beds or are just toping off old one, stop by or schedule delivery today.

Mums Are Now Ready: A Perfect Fundraiser

We grew even more Mums this year and now we’re up to 18,000 mums grown this year

We price our GIANT 3 gallon Mums at $5.  If your organization, school, or team is looking to raise money then our Mums are the perfect thing to sell.  We will provide an order sheet to hand out.  They simply select which color they want and in the Middle of September we will deliver the order to your location (local delivery only, check for details) for free. We only ask that you are able to sell 100 Mums.  Last year schools did well selling them at $8 a piece.  The Mums will come with specialized labels with whatever price you would like to charge and your name.  And we don’t make you pay anything until delivery.   Call 367-1072 and Ask for Angie for more details or to start your fundraiser.

Of course you can always just come in and get your Mums any time

(our actual field of Mums. Picture taken this week)