Successful Operator Profile: A Diversified Destination
Being off the beaten path has helped establish Marlin Orchards & Garden Centre as a destination for plant aficionados, newbie gardeners, and families that have worked up an appetite during a scenic drive in South Glengarry, Ont.
Successful Operator Profile: Still Growing Strong
Fifty years ago, something special took root along a quiet country road running through southwestern Ontario.
Successful Operator Profile: Destination Prickly Pear
Steveston, B.C., a neighbourhood of Richmond, by all accounts has a rich naval history.
History in Bloom
Sandra MacAvelia is the Indiana Jones of the horticultural world.
Successful Operator Profile: Home-grown Success Story in P.E.I.
Wade Doiron would be the first to tell you, there are no shortcuts in life.
Successful Operator Profile: Taking Retail to a ‘Hole’ New Level
Thanks to an exciting new retail concept, shoppers in St. Albert, Alta., can pick up plants for their garden next time they venture out for fresh, organic produce, a hot-from-the-oven loaf of bread, local meats or a relaxing spa experience.
Successful Operator Profile: The Go-To People
If you go to Calgary, look for the red barn. John and Tricia Ingram, owners of Cobblestone Home and Garden Centre, are pleased that, as planned, this big, colourful building has become a beacon to gardeners in the area
Successful Operator Profile: Road to Prosperity
Nova Scotia’s trailblazing Atlantic Gardens combines a drive to succeed with adaptability.
Jim and Peggy Godfrey are not ones to sit around and wait for things to happen. The co-owners of Atlantic Gardens in Middle Sackville, N.S., which has operated for more than 43 years, understand that running a successful garden centre is about being both farmers and businesspeople – and about getting your hands dirty.