Bailey's Arbor Location

Bailey's Arbor is located in the southeast area of Woodbury, Minnesota, bordered by Bailey Road on the south, Lake Road on the north, and Settlers Ridge on the east.

Bailey's Arbor: Now and Then

Bailey's Arbor History

Once occupied by the family-owned Bailey Nurseries, Bailey’s Arbor offers homeowners a variety of home designs from two of Minnesota’s premier builders. Escape from the ordinary into neighborhoods blooming with unique gardens. Stroll, jog, or bike along winding paths that lead from your front door to an arboretum, through an arboretum preserve, and to two recreation areas.

Bailey’s Arbor is located in Woodbury, a vibrant city framed by St. Paul and the scenic St. Croix River Valley. With an extensive park system, dynamic retail environment, and excellent schools, it’s the perfect complement to a community as unique as Bailey’s Arbor. From the city, to the arboretum, to your own backyard, you’ll be proud to call this home.

The vision of Bailey's Arbor is to blend nature and community. Our neighborhoods, green spaces, and trails have been carefully planned so that nature provides a scenic backdrop to our community. The arboretum that frames our entrance welcomes you in whether you want to learn about our local flora or relax in the shade. This formal setting flows into an arboretum preserve, a refreshing retreat where you can explore our area's native landscapes. Nature also defines our neighborhoods - each has its own unique garden designed around a distinctive theme.

Community means bringing people together. At Bailey's arbor, you can walk, bike, and jog along seven miles of trails and sidewalks winding through our neighborhoods and natural spaces.

History

Like people, land has a history. Up until the 1960's, the land that is now Bailey's Arbor was a family farm. The Leroy Schilling family ran a large Holstein dairy farm on the south side of Bailey Road, and kept much of their remaining acreage in grassy cover under the old United States Department of Agriculture soil bank program. In 1960, the Schilling family sold the land to Gordon Bailey Nursery, Inc. who gradually converted the farmland and soil bank into nursery production.

Bailey Nurseries - a family-owned business since 1905 - began as a fruit, vegetable and ornamental plant farm on just 80 acres in Newport. Over the next century it gradually evolved to include wholesale growing, an orchard operation, a dairy operation, a retail nursery, and a landscape business.

Since 1957, Bailey Nurseries has been strictly a wholesale business with production distributed throughout the northern two-thirds of the United States, Canada, and Alaska. Family owned and operated for four generations, it looks forward to celebrating its centennial in 2005. More information is available on their website, www.baileynurseries.com.

Bailey Nurseries and the Schilling acres have produced thousands of spruce, pine, arborvitae, and juniper, as well as many container-grown shade trees and ornamental shrubs. These plants have helped beautify much of the Upper Midwest - from natural spaces to residential landscapes - and have been used extensively throughout Bailey's Arbor.