About Newman’s

Welcome to Newman’s Nursery your premier garden center of Santa Fe, New Mexico.

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History of Newman’s Nursery

Newman’s Nursery started in 1974 when Lee and Susan Newman moved out to Santa Fe with their two children after graduating from Northern Arizona University. With a little more than an old pick-up truck and a lot of determination they started out doing contract work for the Forest Department thinning and planting trees in the forest. After a few years of saving everything they could they were able to start up a nursery. The two of them leased a greenhouse at the current location of Jackalope Pottery. After several years of hard work the store was moved to the south end of Cerrillos Road, where it is today.

In the mid 1990’s Lee and Susan moved to the southern desert of New Mexico to further expand their drought tolerant growing. The southern location, Animas Creek Nursery, is just south of Caballo, New Mexico where they grow the largest collection of xeriscape trees and shrubs, fruit trees, shade trees, flowering shrubs and the best collection of roses in New Mexico.

Malcolm Newman, Proprietor

I spent most of my summers and after school at the store.  Early on I had a love for plants and gardening.  I was always growing something.  When I was 10 I announced that I was going to take over my parents garden, as a comprise they let me have a section of it.  That was my first vegetable garden and I have been gardening since.

I grew up in Santa Fe and attended both Santa Fe High School and Capital High school.  After graduating from Capital High School in 1990 I attended New Mexico State University where I received a Bachelor of Science in Horticulture in 1994.