Our Story

We are Ann, Jack, Vikki and Kyle – Griffins is a true family run operation.
A daughter of Dutch immigrants, Ann grew up in her family-run greenhouse business, Parkhill Nurseries. She began a small seasonal greenhouse at her home in 1976 as a way to supplement her “stay at home” income.  She worked alone with children, Vikki and Kyle, and other family members helping out as needed.  In the early days husband Jack worked in sporting good sales on the road and helped on weekends. As the demand for their exceptional quality plants grew, Jack retired from sales in 1997 and began working the greenhouse business full time, alongside Ann and a few hired hands, expanding the season to include Fall plant offerings and Winter décor.  In 2001 Vikki left her teaching career in Belleville, moved back to Peterborough with husband and two children and “helped out” by becoming the General Manager.

Vikki continued to expand the business adding several series of workshops and becoming the “spokesperson” at speaking engagements, extending the reach of the business. In 2006 Kyle chose gardening over Photojournalism and he became the Greenhouse Manager, streamlining many processes and adding to the Display Garden.  Now the grandchildren, Ben (20 years old), Olivia (pictured, 17), Jake (16) and Mitchell (15) help out regularly – a true family business!

Our Experience

Our People

Our Team

The Griffin’s Team is amazing! Expanding to 20+ team members in May and June, the team works hard to provide the Griffin’s Experience. Knowledgeable and friendly we offer advice and suggestions so your gardens look their best. Several members on staff are certified “Master Gardeners” and all are avid plant-lovers who eagerly share book knowledge and personal knowledge.

Our Promise

Our Promise

Upon entry to our beautiful Outdoor Sales Area we will provide the Griffin’s Experience. It includes a friendly welcome, a sincere inquiry of your needs, helpful direction to exceptionally well grown and curated products and knowledgeable advice that does not end upon exit.

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What can we do for you?

Our friendly Gardening Professionals are always here to help with any gardening needs.
We also have many services in place to help you bring beauty and nature into your environment while being gentle on your wallet.
Here are some of our current services we can provide with more coming soon!

Join Our Urn Club

Do you landscape with urns or decorative pots? Do you struggle to find successful plant combinations for these pots?

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Customer Appreciation Card

Our popular Customer Appreciation Cards are available to purchase at any time throughout the year. Please contact us for details.

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We Do Custom Planting

Clients are welcome to bring their containers to us to plant for our second round of Custom Planting is after May 10 each year.

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Client Testimonials

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The beautiful plants we bought at Griffins are still blooming every year and growing wonderfully. We buy our soil compost each year from them and refresh our garden and pots. I cannot recommend them more!

June Smith
Peterborough

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My wife wanted to check out a Workshop so I came along for the ride and was surprised at how much I enjoyed it. They made it fun and informative and I now have new skills! Thanks Griffins!

Adam Bentley
Lakefield

The Griffin’s Greenhouses Experience

Each season our experienced staff will welcome you to our Outdoor Sales Area full of colourful annuals, hardy perennials, beautiful hanging baskets and patio pots designed and grown on site.  Indoors, our Barn Store is full of specialty annuals, houseplants and garden decor.

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Your perfect retreat awaits. Let’s get the ball rolling by sharing information of your needs with your friendly staff – we love to help!

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