Hawkersmith and Sons Nursery, Inc. began on April 7, 1951 when Will Hawkersmith
and sons, Louis and Leon, purchased 424 acres of land in Tullahoma, TN. They chose
to become a wholesale grower, specializing in landscaping materials. The Hawkersmiths
were active in the early development of the Cherokee Chief and the Cherokee Princess
Dogwoods, later originating the Ilex Cherokee and currently the Magnolia Grandiflora
Green Gem and Autumn Faith Sugar Maple.
Hawkersmith & Sons Nursery, Inc. is now owned by Louis and Jean Hawkersmith.
The nursery's operation is assisted by son, Steve and daughter, Pam. Over the years,
we have purchased an additional 500 plus acres, totaling approximately 1000 acres
for nursery stock within a 3-mile radius of the original nursery. The nursery employs
25-30 year round employees. Many employees are like family after being with us 20
to 30 years and raising their families on the nursery.
We are a wholesale grower of Evergreen & Conifers, Broadleaf Evergreens, Dogwood,
Flowering Trees and Shade Trees, with over 120 varieties. Evergreens & Conifers
and Broadleaf Evergreens starting as small as 15-18" and up and/or 3' to 10' height.
Flowering trees at 3' and/or 1 1/4" to 3 1/2" caliper and Shade Trees starting at
1 1/2" to 8" caliper.
All our materials are Balled & Burlapped and machine dug. We have 7 machine
diggers which will dig a 14" ball to a 90" ball, 1 1/2" & up are in wire baskets.
Our nursery stock is dug by order, for delivery or pick-up in a timely manner.
It takes approximately 7 to 10 days to complete a customer's order, weather permitting.
Upon customer's request, we are able to arrange delivery.
Our goal at Hawkersmith & Sons Nursery, Inc. is to be large enough to serve
you, meeting your landscaping material needs, BUT small enough to know YOU personally.
Our customers are our valued friends.
Please call and come by for a personal tour of our nursery.