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 37 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 10 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 is a children’s ministry teacher and prayer team member for her church. She cheers on her daughter, Emily’s journey to The Olympics and hopes to see her compete in Tokyo 2020 in the 800 meter run! She has two boys who are great fishermen, chicken farmers and snow boarders. Her husband, Troy is a registered landscape architect and together as a family, they retreat to the shores of Lake Erie.