About Our Company

\Gilmore Plant & Bulb Co., Inc. celebrated 100 years of age in 2012.   We started out as North State Nursery in 1912 growing mostly fruit trees and large broadleaf and coniferous evergreens.

In 1938, we became incorporated as Gilmore Plant & Bulb Company, Inc. under the ownership and direction of G.G. Gilmore Sr. G.G. Gilmore Jr. became president in 1946 and Tom Gilmore became president in 1982. Due to the passing of Tom Gilmore on September 24, 2019 Dwayne Gilmore became President in 2020.

We are very proud of the trees and plants we produce. We work very hard to produce the highest quality and to have deliveries made on time. We value our outstanding employees that make up our top production team. We appreciate and value you as our customer and will do everything we can to help you make a profit.

Our plants can be found in many outstanding landscape projects that have been recognized nationwide. Gilmore plants can be found in landscape projects such as the White House, Thomas Jefferson Memorial, Disney World, Bush Gardens, Sea World, Universal Studios, Downtown Naples Florida, Stone Mountain State Park, GA, Tryon Palace at New Bern, JFK International Highway, Maryland, The Pentagon, Dulles Airport, U.S. Botanical Gardens, Native American Museum, US Air Force Memorial, Japanese Embassy in Washington, Charlotte and Greensboro Airports, Bronx Zoo, NC Zoo, Baltimore Zoo, N.C. State Capitol and Legislative Building, various golf courses, parks, highways, and street projects from Florida to Delaware.


You can reach us by calling toll free 1-800-543-7537 and by e-mail to

Our sales office and main nursery is located at

4187 Bunton-Swaim Rd. Liberty, NC 27298


We look forward to you visiting our nursery!