Harper's Garden Centre
Spring is here and we are all excited to get out into our gardens and start planting. Whether you’re a seasoned gardener or a confused first-timer, Harpers Garden Centre can help your garden to thrive and if your garden looks good, the garden centre looks good! Many of their staff have been there for years, so helpful gardening advice is at your fingertips from the moment you arrive.
2018 is a special year for Harper’s Garden Centre as they are celebrating 70 years in business. What started as a small farm when Bruce Harper returned from the Second World War, quickly grew from a home for animals and produce to a small seasonal garden centre. It wasn’t long before the Harpers became known for their quality products and services. Eventually their children took over and ran the business for the next 40 years. In 2016 with the retirement of the second generation of Harpers, a new family took over. The Simone family were raised in the garden centre industry and fell in love with Harper’s Garden Centre the moment they saw it. They recognized the Harper family had created a legacy that has been maintained for decades and they are determined to continue it.
Harper’s is well known for their incredible selection of quality plants and purchase the majority of them locally in an effort operate as a responsible and sustainable business. Harper’s has much more to offer though as the garden centre has become a destination spot where you can travel for a complete experience. Discover unique treasures for your garden or relax and unwind with a coffee and a donut in the cozy café. During the holidays Harper’s also offers workshops and have a huge market set up with local vendors for holiday shopping.
Whether you go for the natural approach or want to achieve a more modern look, you can complete your landscape vision in Harper’s extensive stone yard. And take a walk through their incredible collection of water
features that will make your garden an oasis of tranquility. With experts to help every step of the way, your end result will be second to none.
Of course, landscaping is a huge part of the garden experience and Harper’s now offers an extensive landscape division with experts to help you design your dream. Create amazing nighttime ambiance with lighting or add an arbour to your patio for some much needed shade in the hot summer months. Ponds and waterfalls can turn any backyard into a relaxing retreat, and who wouldn’t enjoy a handy outdoor kitchen for summertime entertaining? From poolscaping to softscaping, your yard will be transformed into a show piece that will keep your neighbours talking for a long time!
A greenhouse bursting with life.
An aerial view of Harper's Garden Centre.
The greenhouse is bursting with life. This late spring, it's a haven for garden hungry shoppers.
What better place to grab a hot drink or a bite to eat?
Colourful rudbeckia blossom.
A fleshy succulent.