With the diversity of products and services available at Heritage Garden Gallery, it is hard to imagine that our early days were strictly as a wholesale greenhouse. As a busy greenhouse operation, we were growing Easter Lilies, Hydrangeas, flowering garden baskets, many types of annuals, Garden Mums, Poinsettias plus tulips, daffodils and hyacinths.
It quickly became apparent, though, that a garden centre was the next natural step in selling those many potted plants and annuals grown on the premises. Easter Lilies are remain most prolific plant with 112,000 plants leaving the building each spring. Garden Mums are a close second at 100,000. In total, Heritage Garden Gallery has 200,000 square feet of growing space, plus packing and storage facilities and an outdoor growing field that is approximately 10 acres in size.
How does it start?
All of the plants grown from cuttings are usually brought in as unrooted cuttings from Guatemala, Costa Rica or Venezuela.. We root them on tables supplying heat from below and misting lines from above. We also have ‘in-floor’ heating which is ideal for rooting plants.
We also purchase some plants, grown from seed, as small seedlings from a local Ontario grower who specializes in plant propagation and seed germination.
Why 2018 is a big deal around here….
This year, Heritage Garden Gallery marks 30 years in business.
Here is our bouquet of our milestones:
1988 – Ys and Grace Boekestyn buy a wholesale greenhouse operation
1998 – Heritage Country Gardens opens at 6867 Wellington Road South
2012 - Heritage Country Gardens becomes then 11th member of the Garden Gallery Group and now known as Heritage Garden Gallery
2013 – started carrying fashion accessories (scarves, purses and jewellry)
2014 - contemporary fashion and accessories are now available at Lilie’s Boutique
2018 – Heritage Garden Gallery marks a 30 years milestone
One thing that has remained consistent is our customer service. You will always find friendly, knowledgeable staff at Heritage Garden Gallery.