Ingleside Plantation has been owned and operated as an agricultural enterprise since 1890 by the Flemer family. Carl Flemer, Jr. who still serves as Chairman of the Board, entered the wholesale nursery business in 1949. Under his direction, the nursery grew to 1,800 acres and became known as “Virginia’s largest and finest nursery.”
During the 1970’s two sons, Fletch and Doug, returned to help manage the family operation. During this time, Ingleside’s B & B nursery operation expanded to include a commercial vineyard and winery. In the early 1990’s, the nursery, again, expanded its operation to include a pot-n-pot growing area, and perennials in containers. Today, Fletch is President of the corporation and nursery operations and Doug is proprietor of Ingleside Vineyards, a 50 acre vineyard and winery which today produces a limited production of award-winning wines.
Located in the beautiful Northern Neck area of Virginia, Ingleside Plantation Nurseries (IPN) owns 3,000 acres with approximately 1,800 acres dedicated to nursery production. The nursery acreage is located within a five-mile radius of the main office on 22 different farm locations. Soil types range from heavy clay loam to sandy loam, allowing a wide variety of plant material to be produced by utilizing soil types best suited for each variety’s proper growth and digging. The nursery employs 100 full-time and 50 part-time employees. During the busy spring and fall seasons, contract diggers are utilized.
Ingleside Plantation Nurseries (IPN) produces a general line of nursery stock from ground covers to large specimen shade trees. Our market area includes the Mid-Atlantic, Northeast, and Midwest regions. The production list includes vines, perennials, grasses, shrubs, azaleas, broadleaf evergreens, conifers, ornamental and shade trees of which approximately 50% is produced in containers, and 50% is field-grown.
In our PNP (pot-in-pot) growing area we are producing evergreens, flowering and shade trees in sizes #7, #15, #25, #45, #65 and larger to over #100 containers. This provides the availability of a wide variety and sizes of plants for year-round installation.