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WE ARE OPEN
Monday to Friday - 10 - 5
Saturdays - 10 -5
Sundays - 10 -5

STORE AND GIFT SHOP NOW OPEN TO WALK IN TRAFFIC 
REDUCED CAPACITY MEASURES IN EFFECT
PLEASE NOTE - 2 FAMILY MEMBERS ONLY

OUR NURSERY STOCK SALES YARD IS NOT YET OPEN.  THERE IS NO NURSERY STOCK TO BE VIEWED AT THIS TIME.

OUR SALES YARD WILL OPEN IN...

THANK YOU FOR VISITING!
We are proud to have you among the more than 2.2 million visitors to our website since 2003.

STORE AND GIFT SHOP NOW OPEN

COVID-19 HAS MEANT SOME CHANGES TO OUR 'TYPICAL' VISITING EXPERIENCE.
Among these are - Social Distancing, More Sanitization of Frequent Contact Points, Hand Sanitizer For All Who Enter, No Ad Hoc Returns, Controlled Access and more.  We ask for your patience as we do our best to safely provide access to what is permitted given the current status.
What about masks? YES - they MUST be worn.  If you do not want to wear one, please enjoy your OWN plants at HOME.
AS HAS BEEN THE CASE AT GROBE'S SINCE THE BEGINNING OF THE PANDEMIC, WE ASK THAT YOU VISIT WITH A 'PURPOSE OR PLAN', AND LIMIT YOUR VISITS TO ACQUIRING THOSE ITEMS DEEMED ESSENTIAL.  PLEASE BE ADVISED THAT NEW CAPACITY REQUIREMENTS MEAN THAT TWO FAMILY MEMBERS ONLY WILL BE PERMITTED ENTRY.  WE RESERVE THE RIGHT TO ASCERTAIN YOUR PURPOSE TO VISIT, AND TO LIMIT PATRONS FOR ANY REASON TO FULFIL OUR CAPACITY REQUIREMENTS.

Here are just a few timely items for the season.
Click here to see more..
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PANSIES NOW HERE!
Beautiful colours - 4" Full plants
Get 'em now before they're gone
3.99 EA
5 for 14.99
10 FOR 26.99

Yellow Canary Ivy

YELLOW CANARY IVY BASKETS
Bright 10" baskets
29.99
4" pots available too - 4.99
Lettuce Pots

SALAD DAYS NOW ON
Fresh Cut 'n Come Again Lettuce Pots
Cut for salad, and leaves will continue to re-grow back
Window sill sized 6" pots
TANGY or MILD mixes - Mix 'n Match
6.99 EA
2 FOR 12.00


FRESH BASIL, ITALIAN PARSLEY, CILANTRO, DWARF DILL
VISIT TODAY!
Your choice - 5.99


GROBE'S 6 STEP LAWN PROGRAM
NOW AVAILABLE
For 3000 sq. ft
Feed your lawn like a pro for the entire year yourself
Environmentally responsible
Reg. 162.96
FOR A LIMITED TIME
129.88

ORDER FROM THE LAWN TAB ON OUR CURBSIDE MENU HERE
OR PICK UP IN STORE


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.
For more answers on shipping click here.

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.
 

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 40 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, Julia Robertson as Green Goods Assistant, Michelle Laing as Designer,Tropical and Perennial Specialist, Paula Henke 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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