Since 1950, the Begick Nursery and Garden Center has been designing, building and maintaining distinctive landscapes and gardens.

For 68 years, we’ve been growing and nurturing Begick Nursery and Garden Center.  From a small landscaping business that started back in 1950, to the expansive nursery and garden center you see today, the Begick Nursery family has taken care of the Saginaw Valley’s lawn and garden needs.


Back in 1950, brothers Vernon (Jim) and Lester Begick, a registered landscape architect, started a small landscape operation on Westside Saginaw Road selling nursery plants.  The brothers got the idea for the business from experiences they had on the farm owned by their parents, Paul J.C. and Lydia Begick.  They raised cows and chickens on the farm and Paul started growing spruce trees to be used as wind breaks.  Lydia started a hobby farm, growing and selling gladiolas and cut flowers.  This same farm is now where we grow many of our shade trees.


The tiny, one room building on Westside Saginaw Rd that they started in has since become part of the sprawling main sales center of the business, still thriving at the same site.  Since then, we’ve grown and diversified our business to what it is today:


Garden Center

Offering seasonal blooming plants and houseplants, plant and lawn care products, garden accessories, and patio furniture.



Showcasing the area’s finest selection and variety of landscape plants, from annuals, perennials, flowering shrubs, evergreens, ornamental and shad trees.  We grow many of our own trees on our 50 acre farm right here in Bay County.


Gift and Floral Center

Seasonal gifts for any occasion and an experienced floral staff to help you show your family and friends just how much you care.


Power Equipment

Complete line of Stihl and Toro power equipment and a service department ready when you need it.


Landscape Installation and Services Division

Designing and building functional, beautiful and award winning landscapes and gardens,  and maintaining them with professional lawn and plant care services.


Despite changes in the nursery and landscaping business through the years, Begick Nursery remains a family-oriented business.   Jim Begick and Paul Begick are the current owners.  Throughout the year, Begick Nursery has a staff of 16 full-time employees and in season, an additional 24 team members.  These are all dedicated, hardworking people who are committed to bringing you the very best products and services that you deserve.


Our Team

Jim Begick



Jim is Vernon’s son, and joined the business in 1969, and graduated from Eastern Michigan in 1975.  He is the President of the company.  He is a landscape architect and handles all the landscape design and the general operation of the landscape division.  Jim is also a trustee with Frankenlust Township, and involved with the Rotary Club of Bay City.

Paul Begick

Vice President


Paul is Vernon and Lester’s younger brother, and joined the business in 1960 after graduating from Michigan State University with a degree in horticulture.  Paul is Vice President of the company, and is semi-retired after working 55 years overseeing the operation of the business.  He is also involved in many community organizations.

Ray Schwall

General Manager


Ray joined the business in 2001 as General Manager.  He is responsible for many of the day to day operations of the company, buying all the product that we sell, marketing the business, and running the Garden Center.  Ray is also very involved with the Saginaw Valley Nursery and Landscape Association.

Mark Begick

Green Goods Buyer


Mark is Paul’s son, and came aboard in 1992 after graduating from MSU.  He is the green goods buyer, manages the Nursery, and is the wholesale manager.

Jean Begick

Office Manager


Jean is Paul’s daughter, and joined the business in 2004 after a 10 year career in banking.  Jean serves as the Office Manager, is responsible for many of the day to day operations of the business, and also works in the Garden Center

Bay City, MI


Growing Together since 1950