Meet Us

The team of extremely talented individuals at Ganshert takes pride in delivering the highest quality and offering the best service in the area. To accomplish that, our staff includes a registered landscape architect, a landscape industry certified manager, professional landscape designers, a horticulturalist, ICPI certified paver installers, certified lighting installers and a friendly and knowledgeable crew ready to assist you.

Communication and attention to detail are the attributes that we believe set us apart as a premiere landscape company in the Madison area. Get acquainted with some of our staff below, then give us a call and find out for yourself what makes us the best.


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Ganshert Nursery & Landscapes was started in 1951 by Landscape Architect Peter Ganshert. Peter was instrumental in starting the Wisconsin Landscape Contractors Association in Madison and was president of the Wisconsin Nurseryman Association in 1970. His son, Paul, grew up in the business and expanded the company in the early '80s. Graduating with a degree in landscape architecture in 1980 from the University of Wisconsin, Paul is a registered landscape architect in the State of Wisconsin.

Like his dad, Paul has been involved with the Madison chapter of the Wisconsin Landscape Contractors Association, and served as president in 1991-1992 and 2009-2011. In 2000, Paul was elected president of the state chapter of the Wisconsin Landscape Contractors Association, and served two 2-year terms in that position. He has also served as board president for the National Association of Remodeling Industry (NARI) Madison chapter.

Furthering his accreditations, Paul became a certified landscape professional in 1998 through the Associated Landscape Contractors of America. This certification is a broad but powerful distinction for individuals who have taken their experience, skills and desire for excellence to the next level by studying, testing and becoming certified. In addition, he received an associate's degree in the science of outdoor landscape lighting and design.

Ganshert Nursery & Landscapes is large enough to provide professional landscaping services and small enough to personalize your experience. We specialize in the renovation of older landscapes, in addition to new residential landscape design and construction. Ganshert Nursery & Landscapes maintains a nursery of our own plant material to ensure quality control.

Our expertise in design and installation includes patios, decks, retaining and decorative walls, landscape lighting, water features, pergolas, arbors, plantings, walkways, permeable paver driveways, rain gardens, and storm water management. In caring for your property, we also provide regular lawn maintenance and a seasonal schedule of pruning, fertilization, and weed control.