This year we celebrate our 41st anniversary!
Serving the state of Oklahoma since 1975, we truly count our customers as part of our family and our many blessings.
Marcum's Nursery is an award winning family-owned and operated business that has earned the trust and loyalty of customers for 41 years. Best known for our quality merchandise, aggressive pricing, and high standards.
Distinctly Oklahoma magazine featured Marcum's Nursery in a recent article, Greening For Generations that featured Bill and Cherie Marcum, founders of Marcum's Nursery and their sons, Monty and Kelly Marcum.
Marcum's two full-service nurseries and professional landscape design team will work with you from initial design to complete installation of the project. Obtain more information by viewing References, Projects, and our Preferred Vendors.
Bill and Cherie Marcum began their career in the farming industry in the 1940's. They added greenhouses to their farming practice growing hanging baskets and selling tomatoes to local grocers. Before long, Bill and Cherie could see that this line of work could "grow" into something more. With encouragement and an increased demand from current customers, Bill and Cherie established Marcum's Nursery at the current location in Goldsby, Oklahoma.
In 1982, landscape services began at Marcum's Nursery. On that day, Monty and Kelly Marcum, Juan Martinez, Elisio Ortiz, and Juan Angelas began installing the first residential “official” landscape project. Twenty-three years later those same people are still employed at Marcum’s Nursery.
Monty and Kelly, became partners in the family business in 1987.In February 1994, our Oklahoma City location opened at 119th and Pennsylvania Avenue. That same year, Bill and Cherie's daughter, Marcia Marcum Tadlock, became a partner in the family business.
Marcum's employs over 60 employees year-round. We pride ourselves in having over 90,000 square feet of green house and shrub areas and the largest selection of trees in central Oklahoma growing over 30,000 trees on 200 acres of Oklahoma soil.
In October of 2012, 1.69 acres of land were purchased near the Oklahoma City store allowing customers to access the nursery from 119th as well as Pennsylvania Avenue.
The Goldsby store added a beautiful new pergola to showcase their expanded garden and art decor lines for outdoor and interior decorating in 2014, and the OKC store adds its fourth entrance from the north side for more convenient parking and for easier greenhouse access for our delivery trucks.
In March of 2014, Kelly Marcum announces the nurseries new patented sweet potato vine, the 'Kelly Ray' PP24446.
After our spring season, the need for additional greenhouses became evident at both store locations. Construction began in late November. We're excited for these expansions and believe you will love the added space as well as having more selections to choose from. We're excited for Spring of 2015!
In June, we closed our 2016 season with our annual Moonlight Madness Sale. This Moonlight Madness marked our our 21st year to serve hot dogs, and Cherie's famous chili at both store locations. We have everything in our store marked 20% and up to 50% off. Sales reps from our suppliers come and offer one on one information on our products that won't be found in the "Big Box" stores. Who knew our first Moonlight Madness on June 24, 1995, would be the beginning of what's become a favorite event, not only for our customers, but our employees too. Each year we strive to make this tradition bigger and better. We hope you will join us in 2017!
Since the beginning, the Marcum family has established the work ethic that our customers are our priority and that our goal is to deliver quality merchandise and service. This commitment and work ethic still holds true today and we believe is the result of our continued success. Join our nursery family and "Just Add The Sun"!
Marcia was a very special woman who touched many lives. Her love for life and others was evident in her voluntary efforts in every aspect of her children's lives. As described by her daughter, Marcia changed lives, inspired her family and friends, and encouraged her children (Chloe, Tyler, and Jake) to never give up. During her illness, she was presented the Fan of the Year Award from Norman North High School.
Marcia battled pancreatic cancer for six months and received treatment from Norman Regional Hospital and from the Cancer Treatment Centers of America in Zion, Ill. She was blessed with the care of wonderful doctors and nurses who truly loved her.
We are grateful for Marcia's legacy and the example she set for us. We will miss her beautiful smile, infectious laughter and tender hugs. She will always be missed but will remain in our hearts forever. Donations in Marcia's memory may be made to PanCan.org (Pancreatic cancer website) or Norman North SPUD week.