40 Under 40, Class of 2015

Nick Ulrich


Barton Springs Nursery, Westlake, Texas

Job Title

Propagation Supervisor


For the past 15 years, has been involved with campus beautification program at an elementary school in Austin planting more than 100 trees and building a butterfly garden. Manages propagation department and has spearheaded many new product introductions from quirky African medicinals to native Texas plants.


Done It All, All Over: Nick has worked in the green industry in three different countries: the United States, Guatemala and Brazil. His jobs have included irrigation, landscape design and install, hardscape, grant writing, education, sales and propagation.

Fun Facts

Jammin’ In his free time, Nick plays keyboards and manages the cumbia/reggae band Huerta Culture in the Austin area.