We are Ann, Jack, Vikki and Kyle – Griffins is a true family run operation!
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, expanding the season to include Fall plant offerings and Winter decor. 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. She 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.
Ann and Jack began a small, seasonal greenhouse at their home in May 1976. Ann worked alone, a way to supplement her “stay at home mom” income for many years, with the children, Vikki and Kyle, and other family members helping as needed. Jack worked as a sales rep, on the road, and helped only on weekends.
Working well together on a daily basis can be challenging, but a visit to Griffin’s assures all that happiness runs in the family. How can you be unhappy working amid such beauty, with family close by? Grandchildren Ben, 19, Olivia, 16, Jakob, 15 and Mitchell, 14 are often seen helping out or “playing” on site – a true family venture!
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?
Customer Appreciation Card
Our popular Customer Appreciation Cards are available to purchase at any time throughout the year. Please contact us for details.
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.
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!
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!
Some of Our Work
We have been helping gardeners in Peterborough & the Kawarthas for decades. Let us bring our years of expert nurturing to you.
Let’s Get Started
Your perfect retreat awaits. Let’s get the ball rolling on your new Griffins Greenhouses garden.