About The Barn Nursery

The Barn Nursery began over half a century ago when Tom & Len Kusmerz opened “Len’s Landscaping”. Both shared a passion for plants, design and a commitment to quality and service, which remains our commitment today.

In 1980, the name was changed and our retail garden center was opened. The Barn Nursery is still located on the original site at the corner of Rakow Road and Rt. 31 and many of our customers still remember our original big red barn.

Landscape Design & Installation

The Barn Nursery is one of the area’s premier landscape design and construction firms.

Our service area includes all of Chicagoland and S. Wisconsin including:

* Barrington  * Inverness * Lake Zurich * Hawthorn Woods

* Crystal Lake * Cary * Arlington Heights * Lake Forest

* Park Ridge * Fox River Grove * Lake in The Hills * Palatine


The Barn Nursery Landscape Design


By combining the professional abilities of our Landscape Architects, Horticulturalists, and CLT trained construction and maintenance crews, the Barn Nursery’s Landscape Design team delivers maximum value while exceeding individual client needs and expectations. We specialize in unique natural stone and paver hardscapes including bluestone, flagstone and sand stone. We have a full portfolio available online here or you can visit our Houzz.com portfolio for landscaping design ideas.

Landscape Services we provide include:

  • Landscape design and installation
  • Custom fireplaces and fire pits
  • Outdoor living spaces including outdoor kitchens and patios
  • All varieties of hardscape and plantings

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The-Barn-Nursery-PerennialsThe Barn Nursery Garden Center

The Barn Nursery’s Garden Center is open and fresh annuals, perennials, trees and shrubs are arriving daily. Stop by and see what we have to offer. With over 10 acres of sales yards and 50 years experience in growing and planting in NW Illinois, we are the place for quality plant material you can trust to thrive in your yard and gardens.





Nursery Grown Local Plant Material
In 1985, The Barn Nursery opened a 400 acre growing nursery in Northern Illinois and these plants make up our Barn Premium Select line. We are proud to carry premium plant material and have the experience required to make your landscape project a big success.