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 Find the largest selection of plants in the Midwest 

Meet Sugar Creek Gardens Owner Abby Lapides 

Abby LapidesAbby 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.

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. 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.