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About Brady Nursery

Joe and Catherine Brady opened Brady Nursery in 1952. This makes Brady Nursery one of Wichita’s oldest and most successful nursery and landscaping businesses. It’s currently managed by Joe and Catherine’s children: Pat, Mike, Cathy and Maureen. They continue to follow in Joe and Catherine’s successful footsteps by providing customers with superior quality, service, advice and value.

Being a family-operated business allows Brady Nursery to offer their customers unique benefits. Brady’s quality and expertise can’t be found at chain stores or big retail outlets with so-called “Garden Centers” within them. A particularly proud moment in Brady Nursery’s history happened in 2005. Brady Nursery was involved in one of the largest landscape projects in the history of ABC’s Extreme Makeover show. We’ve been involved with local projects of all sizes ever since.

Patrick Brady - Brady Nursery - Wichita, KS

Patrick F. Brady


As with most family businesses, Patrick was involved at an early age. He graduated from Kansas State University in 1978, with a degree in Horticulture and an emphasis on Landscape Design. He began full-time employment after college in January 1979. 

As the business grew, Patrick split his time between Landscape Design, Sales Manager for the Landscape Designers and General Manager of the business. He has designed and managed thousands of landscape projects in Wichita and the surrounding communities. Most recently, he’s worked on projects at Newman University Plaza, St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church property, and Via Christi Hospitals. 

Professionally, Patrick has been a board member and past President of the Wichita Nurseryman’s Association. He helped write the Certified Nurseryman’s Manual and has been a Certified Nurseryman for over 30 years.

Mike Brady - Brady Nursery - Wichita, KS

Mike Brady

Production Manager

Mike Brady began helping the field crew at age 16 by digging and planting trees in the Nursery’s growing field. He is a Kansas certified Nurseryman and began working full time in 1978.

In 1952, Brady Nursery started with only 2.5 acres. In 1992, Mike expanded Brady Nursery’s tree growing operation with the purchase of 160 acres between Wichita and Goddard. Brady Nursery now has over 60 acres of trees in production, with over 150 varieties. Each year, Mike tries the newest cultivars to test them for the Kansas climate. Thanks to Mike, Brady Nursery is now known to grow many rare and unusual trees. 

Mike Brady tries to continue in his “father’s footsteps”, by planting trees that other nurseries do not know or grow. His goal is to have each tree individually pruned, staked, and carefully grown to produce the finest quality tree possible. “Dad always said: To have the finest trees, we have to grow our own!”

Cathy Brady - Brady Nursery - Wichita, KS

Cathy Brady

Retail Operations Manager

Cathy Brady has been a Kansas Certified Nurseryman for over 30 years. She started working full-time in the fall of 1978 after attending Wichita State University.

Cathy’s duties include purchasing all the goods sold in the retail store. This includes dry goods, fertilizers, bulbs, sprays, seeds, grass seed, Christmas trees and hardware. She also oversees the Nursery’s purchases of flowers and perennials. Cathy works closely with sales representatives and trains the retail staff to provide knowledgeable and quality service.

Some of Cathy’s extracurricular activities include: being a Zoobilee Committee member and past board member of Botanica & Wichita Garden Show.

Steven Brady - Brady Nursery - Wichita, KS

Steven Brady

Sales & Nursery Logistics

Steven is the 3rd generation Brady to grow up in the business. He has eight years of "formal industry experience" and has put his Kansas State University Horticulture education to use. He’s experienced several facets of the business as a field grower, landscape installer and retail garden center salesman. He loves to work with nature and with his hands. Steven is also interested in blacksmithing and ironwork.

Maureen Brady - Brady Nursery - Wichita, KS

Maureen Brady


Maureen Brady is the youngest of the Brady children. Like the other Brady children, Maureen has been immersed in the family business since she was young. She started working full time in 1987. She helps out in different areas of the business, but is mostly responsible for the accounting aspect of the business.