Bentley Ridge Tree Farm & Nursery was established in 2006. We planted our first generation of trees in 2008 at our Urbandale Location, and we then spanned out across 30 acres and had the capacity to house around 25,000 trees and shrubs.
At our Urbandale location we learned the basics of nursery production, and how to grow plants in a root control bag. This knowledge is helping us as we progress to our Grimes location
The first tree planted on our property was a Northern Red Oak.
Over the years we have found more and more varieties of plants that have remarkable characteristics, and we have started to grow them.
Due to the success we have had, and the support you have shown us over the last 10 years, we have decided to grow our operation. Over the next few years we will be making a move to a larger farm that can accommodate a lot more trees, shrubs, and other various plants, around 50,000 to be exact. Our new retail location is fully paved and accessible to everyone. We hope that you will follow us throughout the moving process, and continue to use us for your landscaping needs for years to come!
Our team at Bentley Ridge Tree Farm & Nursery puts the well-being of our plants first. We understand what it takes to make our trees and shrubs the most resilient and hardy specimens possible. Each of the members of our team has learned, through experience, the steps necessary to grow and nourish our trees and shrubs. We take the time to make sure the trees and shrubs that our customers receive are of the highest quality.
Brad Juergens has been at Bentley Ridge Tree Farm & Nursery since the beginning. He has had a personal hand in all of the plantings that have taken place at Bentley Ridge since its opening. As new trees and shrubs have come in Brad has learned the different aspects of them, and he has studied the growth habits of the various plants. Brad can be reached at 515-778-2864.
Retail & Commercial Manager
Jimmy Juergens has worked at Bentley Ridge Tree Farm & Nursery throughout his High School and College career, under the supervision of his father Brad. After graduation in 2016 he joined the team full time operating on the retail side. Jimmy applies his knowledge of business and marketing to the Nursery field, but he can also be found on many plantings and helping out on the production side of things as well. Jimmy can be reached at 515-991-6617.
Assistant Retail Manager
Cody Benton joined Bentley Ridge Tree Farm in the Spring of 2017. Prior to joining us Cody worked at various other Garden Centers around Des Moines. Through his time in the industry Cody has developed a passion for horticulture, and has learned the ins-and-outs of how a retail garden center operates. Cody also has hands-on knowledge of the way we operate from his time spent on our planting crews. Cody can be reached at 515-805-7281.
Charlie Vryhof worked at Bentley Ridge Tree Farm throughout High School. After High School Charlie joined the Navy and spent 4 years serving our Country across multiple Countries and Continents. After his time in the Navy he came back to Bentley Ridge. His knowledge of the industry has grown profusely through day-to-day hands-on training. If you have bought from us in the past you may have seen Charlie plant trees at your house. He is now working as the Production Manager, where he is striving to grow the nicest plants that Iowa has ever seen. Charlie can be reached at 712-441-4820.