Frisella Landscape Group is the landscape arm of Frisella Nursery. Learn more about our divisions below.

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Branching Out

In October of 2019, we opened a landscape design office in Richmond Heights. The decision to part the landscape design team from our 30-acre destination garden center in Defiance is to better serve core clientele, improve efficiency, and attract top landscape design talent. Our landscape designers are enjoying life in the big city but come back to home base often. Here are the ways we can serve you:

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Professional Landscape Design + Build

If you are looking for an outdoor transformation; to re-imagine your entire front yard or backyard (or both), our professional landscape designers are here to show you what’s possible and guide you through the entire process.

This involves an at-home consultation and a custom landscape design package which includes a full-scale color rendering and detailed estimate.


Maintenance, Estate Gardening, Irrigation

What happens after trees, shrubs, flowers, and turf are planted is critical to the health of the overall landscape. Some clients wish to maintain their own property, others prefer the highest level of attention. Whether you need a few seasonal cleanups or year-round service, our maintenance team is dedicated to leaving your property in pristine condition


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Advised, Delivered, and Planted

Figuring out what will jive with your style and thrive in your space is as difficult as stuffing three weeping cedars into a hatchback (although it can be done). If you are interested in swapping out one-to-three trees or shrubs, Frisella Nursery’s seasoned plant experts are happy to point you in the right direction.

And because plants are heavy and well, dirty, we will take care of the delivery and planting too.



Do It Yourself

This is for those with the rolled sleeves and the green thumbs. The plant collectors. Those that enjoy the trials and like to mix it up often. Wander the nursery and load up the cart. If you don’t see what you’re looking for, we might be able to get it or grow it for you! We’re here if you need us, but you probably won’t.


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Our team


Tony Frisella - Owner & Landscape Designer

Tony Frisella, the smiling boy in the black and white photos scattered throughout our website, clearly grew up in this business. He learned all there was to learn about growing and landscaping in St. Louis from his father, Frisella Nursery founder, Frank Frisella. Tony is the owner of Frisella Nursery and when he is not designing landscapes himself, he shares his experience and knowledge with the rest of the landscape team. If you are looking for landscaping advice, tune-in to Tony’s radio show, Frisella’s All Around the Yard each Saturday from 1-2pm on 97.1FM.

Tony Frisella Jr. - VP of Sales

Tony Frisella Jr., has worked for his family’s business, Frisella Nursery, since he could hold a shovel. Throughout the last decade, Tony Jr. has developed a very distinct, natural, but balanced landscape design style and is known for his enthusiastic approach to design consultations. He excites his clients with his ability to maintain environmental integrity while creatively exceeding their vision. Tony an ISA Certified Arborist and Interlocking Concrete Pavement Institute certified.

Justin Verbryck - Landscape Design Manager

Justin is a leader in the design office and out in the field, respected for his friendly demeanor as well as his knowledge and remarkably wide plant palette. His designs and use of material are anything but cookie-cutter. Justin strikes the perfect balance between an engineer and a creative. Between horticulturist and artist with his beautiful drawings. He is truly a stand-out in the industry and in our design community. Justin attended the University of Missouri – Columbia and earned a BS in Horticulture Science with an emphasis in Landscape Design. He is also an ISA Certified Arborist and APLD certified.

Evan Winkler - Landscape Designer

Evan joined our team in the Fall of 2017 and we have all benefitted from his attention to detail unwavering work ethic. Evan assisted with the design and created the 3-D renderings of St. Louis’ first Piazza, Piazza Imo!  A Bachelor of Landscape Architecture from Virginia Tech and Master of Urban Design from Ball State, Evan has the education to back up his design chops as he goes for his Landscape Architecture degree.

Preston Jordan - Landscape Designer

Preston grew up in the woodlands of Northern Indiana learning how to care for plants and cultivate a sense of peace at home with landscaping. Through his study of Restorative Architecture, he discovered his passion for outdoor space and graduated from Ball State with a BA in Landscape Architecture specializing in downtown rehabilitation projects and historic reuse. He also minored in Vocal Performance and now sings with the Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra Choir and many different churches in the St Louis area. "I love to use my many passions to influence my landscape designs. I love to use sustainable plants especially Bottlebrush buckeyes. The naturalized form and spectacular bottlebrush blooms create a fantastic screen!"

Bobbie Tracy - Landscape Designer

Bobbie’s background in the aviation industry and a lifelong passion for plants make her perspective as unique as she is bubbly. She has the “eye of the customer” and uses her own experience in homeownership to extract each client’s true vision for their space. Holding an MA in Communication from Webster University, she pleasantly arms customers with details and expectations they didn’t know they needed.

Don Simon - Production Manager 


Samantha Huber - Commercial Estimator


Dan Bishop - Landscape Architect

Dan has worked at Frisella Nursery for many years and supports both Commercial and Residential Landscape divisions. Another Mizzou grad, with a Bachelor of Science in Horticulture from the University of Missouri Columbia, Dan earned our industry’s highest educational achievement, a Masters in Landscape Architecture, from the University of Illinois Champaign Urbana.