our history, our passion
Fulfilling a passion for creative landscaping was the driving force behind the start of FarWest back in 1976. The original owner was a banker who started a side career of installing inspiring landscapes to Treasure Valley homes. This passion and the business grew to the point FarWest needed more room to hold the hand selected unique plants needed to create our landscapes. FarWest Landscape purchased 3 acres in 1985 just outside the city limits of Boise on State Street and became FarWest Landscape and Garden Center. A simple sheet of plywood with the name FarWest Landscape and Garden Center was hung on a pole frame along State Street to invited gardeners to stop in Boise’s newest Garden Center.
Though we had grand ideas and 3 acres to work with, we were only able to fill the front ½ acre with plants. Two employees where hired to run the Garden Center and we were off and running. Two employees were hired to run the garden center and both are still part of FarWest. Dennis Fix a BSU college student was one of those employees hired back in 1985 and later after graduation purchased FarWest. He and his wife Maya along with an incredible staff continue to run FarWest today.
The Garden Center continued to grow as did Boise and over the next few years. FarWest was incorporated into the city limits. The plant selection grew and the 3 acres soon became filled with hand selected specimen plants, tools, bulk mulches. Garden enthusiast spread the word of this new nursery with amazing plant selection, and great service. The landscape department grew from a single designer and crew to an award winning Landscape divisions with over 3 designers and staff of up to 25. There designs and landscapes are recognized as the standard for quality and creativity within our industry.
Today FarWest operates on over 7 acres has expanded the facilities, services and product to the needs of the Treasure Valley. The passion to create, & inspire was handed down from the original owner to the new owners and now on to the employees that represent Boise’s Premier Landscape and Garden Center experience.
For 34 years FarWest’s passion for inspiring landscapes and unique plants has driven our desire to become your inspiration. We hope you will come see us; we look forward to your visit.