About Us

Summary

V&P Nurseries is a wholesale nursery located in Queen Creek Arizona that specializes in growing native, arid adapted and sub-tropical plants for the desert southwest. V&P supplies The Home Depot in the southwestern region. Our markets include Phoenix, Tucson, Southern Nevada, Southern Utah and the desert cities of Southern California, New Mexico and Texas .

History

V&P Nurseries started in Demetrios Vlachos' backyard in the 1970's, growing Caesalpinia pulcherrima, the Mexican Bird of Paradise. The nursery started on less than half an acre as a family endeavor. They now have one main site in Queen Creek with 300 acres and one satellite location for further backup and direct-ship of bulk items. In 28 years the operation has expanded to over 300 acres of production and 200 varieties of plants.

Dealing with retailers, Demetrios learned early that you can't survive on just the plants you like. He started out with the Red Bird of Paradise and moved on to other drought tolerant and native plants. The Red Birds were a big hit, but some of the other native varieties were slow to take off. He started to grow other sub-tropical varieties from the desert and sub-tropical regions of the world. V&P is now growing a combination of sub-tropical plants and drought tolerant plants.

V&P is constantly looking for and developing new and unique cultivars through horticultural techniques and new ideas. They are progressing well in advanced technology in plant sciences, the latest addition being a plant tissue culture laboratory. As they continue to grow, V&P Nurseries is always striving to improve in quality and how to better serve their customers.

Contractors

Contractors have trusted V&P Nurseries for years. V&P works closely with contractors to ensure their clients live happily, engrossed in beautiful landscaping. Whether making a sale on a speculative development or serving an individual's home, V&P's knowledgeable staff will work diligently to brighten up any client's life.

Landscape Architects

Landscape Architects have trusted V&P Nurseries for years. V&P works closely with contractors to ensure their clients live happily, engrossed in beautiful landscaped surroundings.