Your Local Nursery and Garden Center, Another Refreshing Destination for the Weekend in Louisville and Southern Indiana

Your Local Nursery and Garden Center, Another Refreshing Destination for the Weekend in Louisville and Southern Indiana


It’s wonderful to see Walnut Ridge Nursery and Garden Center on Trip Advisor’s List of Top 25 Things to Do in Jeffersonville, IN. If you’re like us and sometimes saying, “let’s be tourists in our own hometown,” take a minute to realize that Summer is a great time to plan a weekend or two visiting local gems of living history. Start here in Jeffersonville, IN … not only named after Thomas Jefferson and established in the year he took office, 1801, but also planned on the grid system designed by Jefferson, himself.

Let’s go ahead plan a few local sites for your stay-cation!

Put Walnut Ridge on Your List, Not Just for a Local Garden Center to Support, but Refreshing Time at the Historical Julius Family Business


Walnut Ridge Nursery and Garden Center, est. 1913
2108 Hamburg Pike, Jeffersonville, IN 47130

Supporting your local garden center is a known preference for gardeners, as our plant-selection and gardening advice comes from years of experience in horticulture and landscaping. In our case at Walnut Ridge, it comes from four generations of the Julius family successfully growing and selling quality trees, shrubs, annuals, perennials, tropicals, herbs, vegetables, etc. … since 1913.

When you’re visiting for gardening and landscaping support, give us a call at (812) 288-6691 to double check on our stock and advice, so we can be ready for your visit. Or, of course, just come on ahead, stroll around, and enjoy some time to see and smell what’s newly blooming and beautiful.


When you’re visiting to add a destination to your day of site-seeing in Jeffersonville, you’ll find it refreshing to browse fresh fragrances and blooms as well as seasonal gifts … maybe something small, unique and perfect for repaying a neighbor’s kindness or shopping ahead for Christmas.

Any time you spend enjoying at Walnut Ridge, we appreciate it!

For Your Sweet Treat of a Day in “Jeff”, Include a Visit with Our Old Friends at Schimpff’s Confectionery

Schimpff's Confectionery, est. 1891
347 Spring Street, Jeffersonville, IN 47130

(812) 283-8367


The Julius and Schimpff families go “way back” as close friends and fellow Jeffersonville business owners. G.A. Schimpff’s Confectionery is one of the oldest, continuously operated, family-owned candy businesses in the United States, established in 1891. At Schimpff’s, you’ll not only step back in time with the 50’s-style soda fountain (still operating for a delicious lunch) and original tin ceiling, but you’ll also taste the purity of flavors in the candy that can only come from home-made family tradition. The Schimpffs are famous for their cinnamon Red Hots, hard candy fish and Modjeskas.

You’ll love the candy-making demonstrations, and be sure to arrange a Schimpff Tour, rated the #1 factory tour in Jeffersonville by Trip Advisor. Book your tour in advance, as Schimpff’s is regularly booked for tours.

Don’t Miss a Visit to a True Local Time Travel, the Howard Steamboat Museum

Howard Steamboat Museum built 1894
1101 E. Market St. Jeffersonville, IN 47130


And here’s Trip Advisor’s #1 thing to do in Jeffersonville! On both sides of the Ohio River, riverboats are a pivotal and romantic part of our founding. Take a step back into the historic steamboat era, and find a marvel for architecture enthusiasts. This 1894 mansion with 22-rooms was built in the Richardsonian Romanesque style and features 90% original furnishings. It was the home of the famous Howard steamboat family of Jeffersonville. Master craftsmen from the family shipyard created many of the architectural features of the mansion. For you steamboat fans, Howard-built steamboats included, the luxurious J.M. White, the speed-record-holding City of Louisville, and the generally popular Indiana. Models, photographs, paintings, half-hull models, tools and other amazing historic artifacts abound in the unique Jeffersonville museum.

There’s a great half day for you, right here in Jeffersonville, for the whole family! And no more than 20 minutes away for most in Louisville and Southern Indiana. Of course, there are many other destinations in ‘Jeff’ and Louisville, especially with so many restaurants making the area “foodie heaven”. Use that Trip Advisor link to look at options, and enjoy your Summer!