Lexington County Farm-City

to strengthen the understanding of farm-city connections that provide food, fiber, and shelter.

About Wingard's Nursery and Garden Center

Tyler, Margie Wingard, Wally Steinhauser

Margie and Judson Wingard established their ornamental horticulture business out of their love of plants and their desire to help others enjoy them just as much as they did.

The seed was planted in the late 1960s, when Jut and Margie began propagating azaleas for their yard. Thanks to their green thumbs, they found themselves with more than they could use, so they set up a roadside stand with a hand-painted sign advertising "Azaleas For Sale 50 Cents."

By the time Judson retired from his long career at South Carolina Electric & Gas in 1983, the family's azalea business was flourishing. Over the next 20 years, he and Margie poured their energy into developing their growing nursery. At one point, Wingard's Nursery was rooting 30,000 cuttings of 150 azalea varieties each year, as well as growing and selling many other plants.

Wally and Delores Wingard Steinhauser

By the mid 2000s, the Wingards began transferring ownership to their daughter and son-in-law, Delores and Wally Steinhauser. Armed with some ambitious plans and a vision for the future, we expanded and modernized the business, adding updates like a point-of-sale system and an excellent website.

Over time, the nursery has grown into a full-service garden center, but it hasn't lost its authentic charm. It's still located beneath sprawling decades-old pecan trees in the shadow of the home where Jut grew up. In fact, visitors might just run into Margie as she strolls through the peaceful, park-like grounds. A visit to Wingard's Nursery is so warm, relaxed and friendly, our customers say it's like a visit to grandma's house.

From shopping to workshops to events to a peaceful walk under the pecan trees there's always something blooming at Wingard's!

Learn about the connection of city and farm through Wingard's Nursery and Garden Center.

Wingard's Nursery and Garden Center

Lexington County Farm-City

Sponsors 2015

Clayton Rawl Farms, Inc.

Lexington County Farm Bureau

Lexington School District I Center for Advanced Agribusiness Research, Pelion

Lexington Soil and Water Conservation District


Price's Country Store

Roof's Basket Works, Inc.

Sandhills Young Farmer & Agribusiness Chapter


South State Bank

W. P. Law, Inc.

W. P. Rawl & Sons, Inc.

Wingard's Nursery & Garden Center