About Us

Greg Herrmann, owner of Pleasant Prairie Nursery, has a love for nature and an interest in the native grasses and wildflowers of Illinois.  He began collecting and growing native plants in 2009, and step by step has built his selection to nearly seventy different species.

Graduating from Illinois Central College with an associates degree in Environmental Science, Greg has a heart for conservation and being a good steward of the land.  Birdwatching and researching about the natural world are among his favorite pastimes.

Greg lives on a farm near Williamsfield, IL.   In his spare time you will find him scouting hillsides, wooded areas and creekbeds collecting seeds to add to his inventory of grasses and wildflowers.  After stratifying his seeds over the winter, in the spring Greg begins preparing plug trays of grasses and wildflowers for his customers.

We look forward to meeting you soon!