Open for curbside pick only
Order online
Closed for in-house sales
until it is safe.

 For the safety of our staff and our beloved community the nursery is temporarily closed for in-house sales. We are accepting orders for curbside pickup. 

Meet Sugar Creek Gardens Owner Abby Lapides 

Abby Lapides’ passion for plants took root as she watched her parents grow their perennial business from a stall at a local farmer’s market to the nursery it is today.

Abby graduated with multiple degrees from the University of Missouri in Columbia in the spring of 2008. Upon graduation she jumped into the family business. At Sugar Creek she has enriched her understanding of how plants, gardens and people connect. She shares her knowledge of plants in the local publications The Gateway Gardener and the Healthy Planet.

Abby wears many hats at Sugar Creek. Abby manages the nursery, gives presentations, and designs gardens. Always on the lookout for new plants, Abby travels extensively. Abby’s visits to the most admired gardens in the world has enhanced her design style and has exposed her to the best plants available. Whether designing small intimate spaces, luscious gardens, or commercial properties, Abby’s keen eye creates beautiful results. Abby brings together her vast knowledge of plants and design to deliver elegantly styled landscapes.