Anita--Greenhouse Staff (24 years)

Anita--Greenhouse Staff (24 years)

Kevin--Greenhouse Maintenance (1 year)

Kevin--Greenhouse Maintenance (1 year)

Natasha--Greenhouse Staff

Natasha--Greenhouse Staff

Sara--Greenhouse Staff

Sara--Greenhouse Staff

Green Gate Farms

Growing great plants and lasting customer relationships!


Green Gate Farms was founded in 1992 near the small town of Augusta, Missouri, just 45 minutes from St. Louis, sitting on hundreds of beautiful acres covered with open fields and mature forests. 

For the first phase of development, thousands of deciduous trees were planted, including oak, cypress, maple and redbud (we no longer sell trees).

For the second phase, a state of the art greenhouse facility was built to concentrate on the production of high quality plants. The greenhouse facility was completed in 1994 and grew bedding plants, poinsettias, and other seasonal crops. 

Now, specializing in groundcovers, perennials, and ornamental grasses has allowed us to focus our energy in developing new growing techniques to insure the best quality plants possible. We grow a finished product, not plugs or starter plants.

Green Gate Farms is managed by the husband-and-wife team of Larry and Wendy Becker and has grown into a strong reliable company that continues to address the needs of our customers while never abandoning our commitment to produce plants with consistent quality. We serve a diverse customer base, which includes landscapers, garden centers, and wholesale plant distributors, providing them with a finished product they are proud to sell to their customers.

Green Gate Farms is a wholesale-only company and is not open to the public.

Larry Becker (10 years), General Manager & Deliveries

Wendy Becker (11 years), Wholesale Account Manager


When you buy from us, you are buying:

  • Missouri-grown plants --The plants we sell are grown at Green Gate Farms and delivered locally (250 mile radius of the farm) in our truck the same week you place your order! Our delivery fees are very reasonable and your plants arrive looking as beautiful as they did when they left our place that same morning!

  • A finished, retail-ready product in gallons and flats with a nice photo tag. We do not grow plugs or starter plants. Each plant is hand-picked for you!

  • Bee-friendly, Neonic-free plants! In addition, our Asclepias (Milkweed) crop is treated only when necessary with a biological, non-systemic insecticide as to not harm the Monarch butterfly larvae (caterpillar) who's only diet is the leaves of milkweed plants!

  • The person taking your order (Wendy) is on-site and personally oversees each order as it is being processed! When you call Green Gate Farms, Wendy is the one who answers the phone, too! Our staff is small and local, so we take care with each and every order!

  • Plants that you can send back with Larry (who is also our General Manager!) at the time of delivery if you are not 100% thrilled with them. We will credit your invoice on the spot--it's that easy!

  • Weekly deliveries to St Louis (Wednesdays) and Kansas City (Thursdays) all season long!


To receive our wholesale availability and price list, click on Commercial Accounts and fill out the form about your business and we'll email it out to you upon approval! We are wholesale-only and do not sell to the public.


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   Pipevine Swallowtail butterfly on Asclepias incarnata (Swamp milkweed)