Riverside Business Profile Series
Queen Garden Centre
Jordan at Queen Garden Centre in Riverside says dream gardens and zen spaces are all about being one with nature. Awareness of soil quality, understanding of sun exposure, and practice with plants, in general, make the perfect garden.
“People continually come to us with this goal in mind, and we love assisting clients in that process,” says Jordan, noting all employees have a strong foundation in plant identification, garden maintenance, and landscape design.
“We sincerely try our best to help navigate people through any issues that they are experiencing,” he says. “All our staff has a love for gardens and we hope that passion shines through when we interact with the public.”
In addition to plant sales, on-site consultations, and garden installations – from greening up small balconies to and sprucing up backyards – Queen Garden Centre also specializes in tree planting and delivers/installs trees all over the city.
Jordan says the idea to open a garden centre in Riverside has been in the works for a while. However, it wasn’t until 2016, when the parking lot at the corner Queen and Saulter became available and with the newly completed Riverside Pollinator Mural by local artist Nick Sweetman barely dry as the backdrop. The timing couldn’t have been better, he says.
Karen Lloyd is a writer, photographer and website designer in Toronto’s Riverside neighbourhood. This blog is part of the series giving you the inside scoop on Riverside, Toronto. Read other blogs in the series: Riverside Patios, Places to Stay in Riverside, Brunch Spots, Health & Wellness in Riverside, Kid-Friendly Riverside, Event & Catering Spots, Riverside Chefs, Self-Care in Riverside, It’s Easy Being Green in Riverside, The Dirt on Gardening in Riverside, Eat Around the World in Riverside, and Saying ‘I Do’ East of the Don.