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History

Spring Creek Holly Farm was purchased by Dr. Donald Baxter in 1934, and his family still lives at the farm and operates it today.  Aside from some modernization, the property looks much the same as it did in the early years.  Four generations of our family have enjoyed working, playing and taking care of this special place.

Originally the farm’s main crop was mint oil. Holly was planted in 1946.  When mint rust wiped out the mint crop in 1964 we switched to growing Christmas trees and holly. The holly products we sell today come from those original trees. Over the years the farm has been a labor of love. Overseeing the farm for the first 40 years (1935 to 1975) was beloved local resident Gordon Vance assisted by his wife Jean. 

​Today Diana Bowman and her husband Tony reside on the property and manage the operations. Marilyn Janz, continues to run the sales office as she has for many years. 

Please visit our sales office in the original bunkhouse up on the hill. Come on up to see our selection of hand crafted wreaths and get your free apple cider and new coloring book. If you come on the weekend you might even find Santa waiting to greet you! 

Spring Creek Holly Farm is proud to provide locally grown and freshly cut holly, wreaths and Christmas trees to our valued customers. We invite you to take a drive along the McKenzie River to visit our family farm located on the north side of Highway 126 just east of Leaburg, about 20 minutes from Eugene. Our holiday hours begin the day after Thanksgiving through December 23rd.  We are open from 9am-5pm every day of the week.


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Gordon Vance loading hay into the barn. Jane Baxter on top of hay wagon.
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Spring Creek Holly Farm 1940's

Check out our Historic Farm Photos Here