Toms Creek Nursery & Landscaping started in the 1930s when young widow Ovie Henson saved enough money to finance her dream to own a farm. There, she raised her son, Joey, along with sheep, pigs, chickens and cows. Clearing land to plant cuttings—and discovering a true green thumb—resulted in gradually dedicating more land to nursery stock over the years.
Nearly a century later, Toms Creek owns about 450 acres of farmland with about 60 acres of container plant production on site. The landscape installation division started in 1976, and maintenance began when current owner Brandon Vaughn and his twin brother Aaron began mowing after school in the early 1990s. Brandon Vaughn joined the business officially after college in 2004, and he currently serves as president.