The Knud Nielsen Company

The Knud Nielsen Company has guided tours available by appointment. You can make appointments by visiting them on the web or by calling 800-633-1682.

Mr. Nielsen immigrated to the United States in 1911 from Denmark, where he had been introduced to the foliage preserving business. He worked for two years in the office of the Danish Consul before deciding to return to the foliage business. He moved to Evergreen, Alabama, because the area was known for its prolific foliage growth.

South Alabama’s dense forests provided an abundant supply of magnolia, smilax, holly, palms, mistletoe, huckleberry, oak, ferns, and Spanish mass. After the demise of the Railway Express, perishable greens where discontinued, and the total effort of the company was devoted to dried flowers and materials. Knud Nielsen Company is now the largest company in the world devoted exclusively to dried flowers and materials.

The company currently employees 350 people and has over 550,000 square feet of production and warehouse space in Evergreen, Alabama.

Tom Nielsen 251-578-2900 / 800-633-1682 or

Exit 98 off I-65, from the North, Turn Left onto Highway 83 go to 4 way stop light and turn left, go through the second light over train track, veer to the left to Park Street Plant at top of hill on left side.

M-Thrus. 7am-4:45pm; Friday 7-12

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