My name is John Statham and I have a garden centre (details below) which operates out of my home in Uxbridge, Ontario, Canada. It is set in the middle of a pine forest, with the shade plants under the pines and the sun plants in what used to be the paddocks. The old horse barn is used to house pots.
4300 Concession 7
Uxbridge, ON, L9P 1R4
We are open to the public:
May – September: Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from 8:00am – 5:00pm
October: Tuesday – Sunday from 9:00am – 5:00pm
November: Thursday – Sunday from 9:00am – 4:00pm
We carry a variety of plants; Perennials, Trees, Shrubs, Vines, Evergreens, Annuals, Edibles (veggies, fruit, fruit trees, herbs), Tropicals, Succulents. As well, we have a small selection of furniture, chosen to be unique and of good quality, and garden ornaments, including metal sculptures, birding accessories, including a great selection of hummingbird feeders, fertilizers (with a focus on organic fertilizers), as well as most things you’d expect to find at a garden centre. Unfortunately, we no longer carry soils and mulches as our location in the woods makes it impossible to get a tractor trailer in.
Officially, we are zone 5 (Canadian) but I like to experiment with plants that aren’t supposed to grow here. I have a number of Zone 6 plants and even a few Zone 7 plants, positioned for optimal drainage and where the snow gets blown in the winter for extra protection.
As a plant collector myself, the nursery has collections of various plants that I am fond of (read obsessed). We currently have large collections of Hostas, Grasses (one of my loves and one of my speaking subjects), Peonies (primarily Itoh peonies), Hydrangea, Echinacea, Heuchera, Hens & Chicks and other hardy succulents, and Japanese Maples (with varieties carefully chosen to thrive in our climate – I save the marginal ones for my garden 🙂 )