Who We Are
Jim Capper founded Pleasant Valley Nursery in 1996 in Lodi, Wisconsin, Jim’s home town. After working in other fields and completing his military service in the Marine Corps, Jim decided to pursue his dream of being in the tree nursery business. He gained valuable experience while working for a number of years at Ashippun Nursery near Oconomowoc, Wisconsin.
In researching the history of Lodi, it was originally named Pleasant Valley by the early settlers. Thus, the choice in naming the business became clear, to honor the history of the region.
Pleasant Valley Nursery prides itself with the use of only stock hardy to Northern weather, including evergreens, deciduous (shade) and ornamental (flowering) trees, and shrubs. The trees and shrubs are grown on approximately 50 acres of rich Wisconsin soil, near the town of Lodi.
The Nursery believes in its community and supporting small, local businesses. To demonstrate this support and help to build the local economy, whenever possible, Jim purchases supplies and stock from local and regional vendors.
Pleasant Valley Nursery is a local home business, so there are no regular retail store hours. Your calls are welcomed and Jim can help you on-site, if you visit our nursery or just want to drive in, to look around. Spring and Fall are especially beautiful times to see the blooming crab apples and Autumn colors. The nursery is just Northwest of Lodi, 1 mile West of highway 113 on highway J at Bilkey Road.
Services We Provide
Jim has many satisfied customers from the area. Pleasant Valley Nursery delivers and plants stock that you can personally choose for your landscaping. Customers also have the option of picking up their plant selections in person and planting them as their own project.
Stock Pleasant Valley Nursery plants is guaranteed, healthy and hearty for one year, with the proper care by the customer.
Another service provided is landscape updates for home or
business. This process provides
1. design ideas for a new look
2. selection of new foliage
3. planting of the new trees and shrubs
In addition, hard-scape elements which include brick walks, patios, and retaining walls, are also products and labor that are offered for purchase.
Wholesale prices are available to professional landscapers. Call Jim for details (608)516-1114.
As Spring is always an extremely busy season, make sure to call early to plan your project.
Pleasant Valley Nursery is a local small home business, so typically there are no set retail hours of operation. In general, during Fall, Spring and Summer, the Nursery is open from 9:00 am. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Saturday. This schedule may vary if Jim is away on a job site.
Jim welcomes you to come and view the scenery and the
inventory at Pleasant Valley Nursery. He is there to
assist you in any way to get your project underway, or to
just look around. Spring and Fall are especially beautiful
times to see the many of the full-bloomed foliage.
The nursery is located Northwest of Lodi, 1 mile West of State Highway 113 on County Highway J at Bilkey Road. (see map)