Laura Richards

Laura Richards

Section Grower - Herbs
Phone:800-948-1234 x32
Address:15088 Smart Cole Road, Ostrander, Ohio 43061


Laura holds a Bachelor of Science in Agriculture from The Ohio State University with a major in Horticulture and minor in Business with a Floriculture specialty. She joined Millcreek in 2008 after working in the interiorscape, floral, commercial holiday decorating, and garden center fields. Laura was the recipient of both state and national design-build landscape awards for 16 consecutive years. She’s been working with plants professionally for 40 years!

Laura found her home at Millcreek as the Section Grower of Herbs and prides herself in delivering a quality finished product to our customers. She is especially proud of the working relationships she has built with the members of her herb team and rapport with her customers. For 13 years she has provided and mastered the craft of growing herbs.

Laura is a great teacher and speaker and shares her knowledge and passion of growing herbs while promoting the benefits and uses of them, especially in the kitchen.

Laura often assists walk-in customers and Shipping and once the peak of herb season is over in spring, she can be found assisting in our Propagation, Production and Perennial Departments.

Outside of work, Laura tends to her herb, kitchen and perennial gardens while bringing in her harvests to the table. She is very proud of her three children; Emily, Erik, and Luke. Emily is a professional runner, track coach and writer and presses on to earn a spot at the next Summer Olympics. Erik is a college and children’s diving coach cultivating Champion divers, boomerang thrower and avid fisherman. Her youngest, Luke, is a United States Marine and expert rifleman. Laura’s husband, Troy, is a registered landscape architect and together as a family, they retreat to the shores of Lake Erie.