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GROBE'S NURSERY YARD, GREENHOUSE AND STORE
ARE OPEN TO THE PUBLIC WITH COVID-19 PROTOCOLS

FRIENDS AND VISITORS!  THIS HAS MEANT SOME CHANGES TO THE 'TYPICAL' GARDEN CENTRE EXPERIENCE.
Among these are - Social Distancing, More Sanitization of Frequent Contact Points, Hand Sanitizer For All Who Enter, No Ad Hoc Returns, Online Diagnoses of Issues, Controlled Access and more.  We ask for your patience as we do our best to safely permit access to what is here this season.
What about masks? Our staff use them, and we ask you to observe the NEW Region of Waterloo Bylaw that makes their use mandatory.
As limitations continue to be lifted we will be reviewing/altering our protocols in due course. As of August 18th however, we will continue to err to the side of CAUTION until the full effects of Stage 3 re-opening are more fully known.
We are sorry.. but we continue to ask that no children (13 and younger) come to visit at this time.

Store Hours

WE ARE OPEN
SUMMER HOURS
MONDAYS - CLOSED
TUESDAYS TO FRIDAYS  10 - 6
SATURDAYS, SUNDAYS & HOLIDAYS  10 - 5
OPEN THANKSGIVING DAY  12 - 5

THANK YOU FOR VISITING!
We are proud to have you among the more than 2 million visitors to our website since 2003.

Here are just a few of our current specials.
Click here to see more..
.

FALL BULBS NOW HERE!
All your favourites including tulips, daffodils and more
SAVE 20%

THEY'RE HERE!
GROBE'S FROST HARDY MUMS

8" pots - Reg. 8.99 ea. with buds
3 for 22.88
JUMBO 12" pots - Reg. 28.99 ea.
2 for 55.00

GARLIC PLANTING SEASON

Large locall grown hardneck garlic perfect for planting
Protects against vampires and amorous spouses
1 bulb of cloves - 1.99 ea

3 for 5.55

ROSE OF SHARON TREEFORMS

Late summer flowering tree with large blossoms
Four varieties
4' - 5' tall in 7 gal - Reg. 94.99

15% OFF
Comfort Maple
PLANT A TRUE PIECE OF CANADIAN HISTORY!
COMFORT SUGAR MAPLE
Reputed as the oldest heritage sugar maple in Canada (500 years), the Comfort Maple is found in Pelham, ON.
The 'babies' of this remarkable tree might be used to mark a special moment in time for all Canadians - or just you!
Good sized 200cm 12 gal

169.99

ACTI-SOL HEN MANURE
5-3-2

Deters squirrels
10kg bags Reg. 25.99

30% OFF

PARKWOOD 3 IN 1
PLANTING MIX

30L BAGS - Reg. 4.29 ea.
3 for 11.88

EBONY MAGIC BLACK CEDAR MULCH
2 CU FT BAGS - Reg. 7.99

7 for 53.55
14 BAGS (1 CU YD) = $107.10

WITH ANY EXTRA EASILY GARAGE STORED
AND YOU CAN GET IT IN YOUR CAR


NATURE'S SOURCE ALL-PURPOSE PLANT FOOD
Concentrated sustainable 10-4-3 fertilizer from soybean extract
Yes.. it's what we use.
32 oz with Hose End Sprayer Reg. 19.99

13.88


YES... WE HAVE IT!
100% Cypress Mulch
100% CYPRESS MULCH

Click here for more information

YES! I WANT TO
SAVE THIS SEASON!

Join Grobe's Preferred
Gardener Club

For Timely Email Advice and
Exclusive Pricing

FREE TO JOIN!

Grobe's Preferred Gardener Club
Offers You Even More!

Visit our KEYTAG PARTNERS  - the great local companies listed here and with your Preferred Gardener keytag you will enjoy even more savings plus the right advice to further enhance your gardening lifestyle. 
Click here for more details.

Questions & Answers

WHEN IS THE BEST TIME TO PLANT?
See our answer here.


DO YOU SHIP YOUR PLANTS?
We can deliver plants across Waterloo Region, Guelph, South Wellington County, Puslinch and environs only.
We do not ship plants into the GTA, the US or across Canada.

HOW DO I PLANT A TREE?
See our video here for the proper way.

HOW SHOULD I WATER MY PLANTS?
See our video here for the proper way.

HOW DO I OVERSEED MY LAWN?
See our video here for tips on how.


DOES GROBE'S SELL BULK SOILS?
Yes! - but only by
loose soil delivery.
See our Current Specials
in spring for more details.


  DOES GROBE'S SELL BULK MULCH?
Other than Nincompoop - we do not.
There are three excellent
reasons for using a
bagged wood mulch instead.
Click here for the reasons.


WHAT NEW PLANTS DO
YOU HAVE THIS YEAR?

See our Plant Galleries.

ARE GROBE'S PLANTS
GUARANTEED?

Yes! See our FAQ page.

HOW DO I KNOW IF A PLANT IS DEAD?
See our FAQ page.

WHY ARE YOUR CHRISTMAS TREES SO NICE?
Because we take the time to check on the crop in the field.  See here for a 'behind the scenes' look.


For The Best Shaving, Beard and Personal Care Products You Will Ever Use !
Click here for more details.

Permaloc Edging
Your Ontario Source for Permaloc Edging
'The World's Best Landscape Edging'

NEW! GeoEdge Green Roof Edging Now Available
Click here for more information.

Stop In and Let Them See
The Finest Outdoor Wooden Play System
Rainbow Play Systems offers the highest quality, safest, and most enjoyable wooden swing sets experience for your child. Superior wooden swing sets with over 100 designs and countless customization options.

For other inquiries, contact us for more information

See us today for quality Kichler brand low-voltage landscape lighting.
Click here for more information.

 About Us: The People to Know When You Want It To Grow 
Early Days of Grobe Nursery

Early Beginnings
George Grobe had been a successful door to door nursery stock salesman since the early 1940's. In 1962, he and his eldest son Peter started a landscape maintenance business in Kitchener. They were joined by George's other son Paul in 1964. Business continued to grow, so anticipating residential growth to the east of the city of Kitchener, in 1966 they opened a garden centre outside the small village of Breslau. As time passed, Peter took over responsibility of the garden centre operations and landscape construction divisions and Paul directed the maintenance division and assumed the bookkeeping duties. As the work increased, the spouses of the three men (Jenny (George's - taking the picture), Leona (Peter's - on far right beside Peter) and Maryanne (Paul's - in center) took on various roles in the company to assist in its growth.

New Methods of Growing Adapted
The company continued to grow and evolve. In the early 70's Peter observed how the use of containerization could help extend the selling and planting season and implemented the containerizing of bare root plant material in the spring. Sales continued to grow.

The Beginnings of Christmas Tree Country
After a particularly unprofitable winter plowing snow, in 1972 Peter and Paul took another chance and began to sell fresh cut Christmas trees at Christmas at the garden centre. This has evolved over the last 45 years into Grobe's Christmas Tree Country. Several generations of families now come from all over the area to purchase their individually graded fresh cut trees in an indoor showroom, and to sip a hot chocolate and munch a Timbit while they shop for poinsettias, tree trim, and Christmas themed products from all over the world.

Continued Expansion 1989 to the Present
In 1989-1990 and into the 90's the range of plant material to be offered was broadened substantially, with the goal of becoming the gardener's source for the latest, most diverse, and best quality of plant material in this area. A substantially larger and modern annual flower greenhouse was built to accommodate the ever increasing demand for hanging baskets and annual bedding plants. The number of plant varieties today now lists in the thousands.

In the mid-90's improved drip irrigation technology was incorporated to reduce Grobe's overall water use and to improve the ability to irrigate with customers present in the nursery. A move to the use of re-usable plastic containers for tree and shrub production was also began to try and cut down on one time container use.

Ever mindful of the influence on technology, Peter and Paul could see that a further continuation of the business would require an investment in computerized point of sale, so in 2000 steps were taken to implement such a system, with the net result being more accuracy, speed and services to our customers.  This was further enhanced with the extension of high speed Interac terminals to our country location, and the development of the Grobe website in 2003.

In late 2001 Grobe's started their Preferred Gardener Club, a loyalty club that offered their members timely email advice, sneak peaks of new products, and a discount on every purchase they made.  In 2008 a trial to extend member benefits to three additional reputable local businesses was added to the program, and it continues to grow.  For years Grobe's has re-used plastic containers returned to the garden centre. This has been enhanced with a program that now diverts all their plastic waste to recycling. 
  
In 2007 Paul Grobe decided to retire to enjoy his garden at his cottage - which he did until his passing in February of 2017. In 2011 long time Buyer and Store Supervisor Gina Grobe (Peter's daughter) left the company to pursue other opportunities. Peter and Peter's son Perry continue to manage their growing business, with Perry's wife Roni and daughters Lyndle and Raquel now also working part time at the business.

Dedicated and Professional Staff - Our Strength
In the last 35 years, several key individuals have joined the permanent staff, Greg Schierholtz as Senior Foreman and Yard Supervisor; Kathy Pinnell as Perennial Co-ordinator, Buyer and Personal Assistant to Peter Grobe; Linda Schlueter as Green Goods Supervisor, Michelle Laing as Designer,Tropical and Perennial Specialist, Paula Prong as Buyer and Senior Store Staff Supervisor, Patricia White as Senior Key Staff and Mary Schilter as Office Manager. Their contribution to the ongoing success of Grobe Nursery cannot be understated, for their dedication and work ethic continue to positively influence the growth of the company.

For the present and beyond, Peter, Perry and their dedicated families and staff hope to continue to grow and prosper, and to help their customers succeed at all their gardening endeavours.

Company Achievements 
  • 1999 Nomination for Retailer of the Year
  • Several Urban Design Awards from the cities of Kitchener and Waterloo.
  • Numerous local Horticultural and Communities in Blooms Awards for Grounds Maintenance.
  • 2000 Provincial Landscape Ontario Award for Grounds Maintenance
  • 1998 Provincial Landscape Ontario Award for Best Print Advertising
  
Grobe's Nursery and Garden Centre
1787 Greenhouse Road
R.R. #2, Breslau, Ontario, Canada N0B 1M0
Look for the Orange Buildings Just Off Kitchener-Guelph Highway #7
Phone: 519-648-2247
Email: info@grobenursery.com
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