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Our story

EST. 1976

A man and his truck


Established in 1976 (Dundas, Ontario) by Andre Harster, an Alsatian immigrant seeking opportunity in the new world, the greenhouses started in the back of a small green Mercedes truck that was used to distribute plants across Ontario and Quebec. Not content just buying and selling plants Andre decided to invest his hard earned savings into a single greenhouse built in the 1950s in order to grow his own. It was his sense of adventure and love of honest work that allowed him to source exotic plants from around the world and perfect growing them outside of their normal environments.

Always improving


Today, 38 years later, that single greenhouse has grown into a 15+ acre facility boasting some of the most stringent environmental stewardship practices in the industry. We love growing as naturally as possible and our team is always looking for new ideas and people so that we can continually improve ourselves and our offerings. Our approach is to work closely with retailers to provide incredible added value to consumers that lasts long after the final sale.

New look, renewed focus


As we enter a new era in our history with an invigorated team our desire to seek out only the most unique and desirable plants along with a constant philosophy of self-improvement will help us grow along with our valued business partners. The grass is greener on this side.


250 Hamilton Regional Road 8, Hamilton
Ontario, Canada L9H 5E1

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