About Newman’s

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 in the middle of Santa Fe. 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

Malcolm Newman

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

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