About Knecht's

Northfield's largest nursery

Discover Knecht's Nurseries & Landscaping in Northfield

Welcome to Knecht’s Nurseries and Landscaping – where plants and people ‘Knecht’! Our roots have been growing in Northfield since 1988. With a commitment to personal service, constant improvement, quality plant material, and a strong sense of community, our roots run deep. Our many years of experience have prepared us to make your visit to Knecht’s rich and rewarding. We look forward to sharing our passion for plants and outdoor spaces with you.

Garden Center

At Knecht’s Nurseries & Landscaping we carry an extensive inventory of annuals, hardy perennials, shrubs, and trees, both evergreen and deciduous. Our selection of well over 1,000 varieties ensures you will find the right plant to suit your needs. We offer a selection of gardening and landscape supplies to support your project – mulch, soil, potting mix, edging, decorative rock, fertilizer, tree planting supplies and ceramic pots.

Landscape Services

Our experienced landscape design team will work with you to create beauty and functionality, extending your living space outdoors. We offer landscape design packages that fit your needs. Our professionally certified team brings your vision to life with the highest of standards. Trees, shrubs, perennial beds, edging, walls, patios, dry creek beds, windbreaks, privacy screens and more. We are ready to take your project from start to finish!

Get To Know Us

Meet The Knecht's Team

Our team is comprised of experienced gardeners, plant experts, and landscape designers who are passionate about helping you select the ideal plants, trees and services for your landscape to flourish. Come visit us today and let our team help with all your planting needs. 

Jim Westlund owner at knechts

Jim Westlund, MNLA-CP


I started at Knecht’s in February of 2005 and took over ownership in 2022. I’m a graduate of Northfield High School and Dakota County Technical College. I enjoy working with people and being outdoors. I look forward to every job — whether large or small! In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with my family, motorcycling and bicycling.

Tracy at Knechts

Tracy Bahr, MNLA-CP, AA Landscape Horticulture


I joined the Knecht’s team in 2016 and my role here has continued to evolve since then. I am involved in every aspect of the business, from accounting to management to plant care. I’m particularly interested in problem solving, and I use that drive to meet every challenge, be it plant or business related.


Heidi Brosseau, MNLA-CP


I have been a part of the Knecht’s team since 2001. While I have worn many hats, I am currently blessed with the opportunity to share my plant knowledge, creativity, eye for balance, and industry professionalism as Knecht’s Landscape Designer! I continue look forward to being a part of the first step in creating an outdoor experience you can enjoy and be proud of for years to come!

Bernie Emery

Bernie Emery, MNLA-CP, AA Landscape Horticulture


I started here at Knecht’s in 2012 while on an internship through the horticulture program at DCTC. I have always had a love for the outdoors and gardening. My husband and I have a huge vegetable garden and our own greenhouses! I hope to be able to answer any gardening questions you may have and look forward to meeting our customers.

Patrick Braucher

Patrick Braucher


Joining the Knecht’s team in the spring of 2021, I have combined my love of gardening, plants, and people. Now my personal garden seems limitless! I continue to learn something new every day and if I don’t know the answer to your question, I will find it. Come in and let’s learn together. In the off season I am involved in theatre arts and education.

Amy Willkomm

Amy Willkomm, MNLA-CP, AA Landscape Design & Construction


I started at Knecht's in the spring of 2021 and have learned something new every day since then. While my main focus is on landscape design and installation, I also enjoy being part of the retail team and behind the scenes in production.


Shop Our Outstanding Selection of the Region’s Best Plants, Trees & Landscape Materials

Design & Installation

Knecht’s Nurseries & Landscaping offers customized landscape design services and installation options to bring your vision to life within your budget.


Don’t worry about how to transport your new plants and trees. Our delivery services are available to assist you. Let Knecht’s handle all the heavy lifting.


Successful tree planting requires skill, knowledge and the right equipment. Let the Knecht’s team plant your trees to ensure greater growing success.

Looking for Inspiration & Tips?

Check out our Resources & Blog where we’ve been writing helpful articles since 2012! You’ll find planting tips, seasonal information, plant variety education and so much more.

our location

Visit Us in Northfield

We’re located on the west side of Northfield on Highway 19, just 6 miles off of I-35.


Call Us

Email Us

Send mail to: Knecht’s Nurseries & Landscaping, P.O. Box 241 Northfield, MN 55057-0241