45 years ago, Margie and Judson Wingard didn’t set out to create a big, award-winning business. It developed out of their love of plants and their desire to help others enjoy them just as much as they did. 


The seed was planted in the late 1960s, when the Wingards began propagating azaleas for their yard. Thanks to their green thumbs, they found themselves with more than they could use, so they set up a roadside stand with a hand-painted sign advertising "azaleas for sale 50 cents." (CLICK HERE)


Classes and Events

  • What's Blooming in your Garden 2014

    Get ready for our third annual photo contest starring your landscape! We like to say There's always something blooming at Wingard's so now we want to know what's blooming in your garden. To enter, email up to two pictures of something from your garden to wingardsnursery@windstream.net --- be creative! Be sure to put PHOTO CONTEST in the email subject line and in the body include your name, phone number and the title of your photo(s). Submission ends on July 31st. Beginning August 1st, the photos will be posted in an album on Wingard's Facebook page entitled "What's Blooming In Your Garden? Photo Contest." In order to like your picture on Facebook, if you haven't already, you must first like our page (Wingard's Nursery and Garden Center). The photo with the most "likes" by August 31st will win a $100 gift certificate. There will also be a Wingard's Choice award, selected by Wingard's employees for a separate $100 gift certificate. You can look at the album on our Facebook page of last year's submissions to get an idea of what you might like to capture from your garden. Last year's winning photo from Ellen Goza is featured here. So to sum it all up, here's what you have to do: Step 1: Take a picture (or two) Step 2: Email your picture(s) to wingardsnursery@windstream.net with PHOTO CONTEST in the subject line, along with your name, phone number, and title(s) of your photo(s). Deadline for submissions is July 31st. Step 3: "Like" Wingard's Nursery and Garden Center on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/WingardsNurseryandGardenCenterInc?ref=hl Step 4: Tell as many people as you can to "like" your submission(s) Step 5: Win! We can't wait to see what's blooming in your garden.

    Friday, August 01, 08:30:00 AM

  • Art in the Garden IX, a benefit for Lexington Interfaith Community Services

    We feel strongly about "giving back" and host Art in the Garden IX, a benefit for Lexington Interfaith Community Services, each October to raise funds for LICS, located at 216 Harmon Street, in Lexington. LICS helps those in need in our community by providing clothing, food and funds to help families in crisis. Over the past 7 years, this event has raised over $92,000 for LICS. Each year has a different theme and this year's is "Shagging to the Music," featuring a two hour show and dance by The Band of Oz, one of the premiere beach bands in the Carolinas! The evening also features a fully-catered dinner, beverages and silent auction. Sponsorship opportunities are available, so if you or your company are interested, please contact LICS at 957-6656, or to learn more, visit www.licssc.org. So mark your calendars to come celebrate another cool Carolina evening under the stars...tickets are $40 per person and will go on sale, on August 1.

    Friday, October 03, 06:30:00 PM

  • Hallopalooza IX

    Come get your ghost and goblin on, and get ready to celebrate Halloween, at Wingard's. Come ride Choo Chee The Train, enjoy some "Ronnie Dawgs," games including: coin toss and biting apples on a string and have your picture made. There is no charge for this event.

    Saturday, October 25, 11:00:00 AM

  • Mrs. Santa Day

    While Santa Claus is getting the sleigh and gifts ready for his long ride, come out and meet Mrs. Santa.  She will read the kids a Christmas story, while enjoying some hot cider and cookies, and don't forget, The Christmas Train will be here for the children.

    Saturday, December 06, 11:00:00 AM