727266 Sideroad 22C, Heathcote, ON N0H 1N0
About Riverside Greenhouses
Riverside Greenhouses is a large greenhouse tucked away in a scenic spot, deep in the valley, in Heathcote Ontario. About 12 employees are hard at work preparing for the high season, otherwise known as Spring and Summer. Jess is one of these employees and also is the Manager and Owner of Riverside Greenhouses. There she works with her brother and the other employees.
Jess; Manager & Owner of Riverside Greenhouses
Jess took on this magnificent greenhouse from her parents. The greenhouse was formally owned by her grandparents. She has an extensive background in gardening and horticulture from growing up surrounded by the lifestyle. She also attended Guelph university for their Horticulture program. The business has went through many changes with originating in Bradford and selling wholesale to Sheraton nurseries in Toronto. The family took a risk around the time that Jess gained ownership and let their clients go in Toronto. They moved to Heathcote to start up and focus more on retail selling.
Riverside Greenhouses Goals
This happy grower was pleased to share with us about her beautiful business and future goals. She is not shy of speaking with having talked at homeshows and workshops before about her craft. One of her future aspirations involves teaching more work shops to educate people on growing for themselves. She sees that many people are wanting to take on a more holistic style of life and she is embracing it. She also hopes to start selling more vegetables during the off-season to sell to markets. As if Jess isn’t busy enough, she is already working long hours most of the days to prepare her greenhouse for the summer.
The Specialties of Riverside Greenhouses
Jess has a well known business for many reasons. The sweet customer service and variety are the biggest parts of it. Her business is known for annuals and creatively made hanging baskets. They also have a variety of large containers that can be hard to find for gardeners. The best part about Riverside Greenhouses, is that most of her plants are grown in house. Thats right, all grown by the growers themselves. This makes for a lot of work but great payoff when you can tell the naturally designed difference in her plants.
She hopes to expand her business but also keep the “small town” feel since having friendly relationships with her customers is what drives her. Jess is always open to suggestions and inquires too. She has a creative mind with lots of ideas she hopes to put into play for the future.
Riverside Greenhouses Location & Hours
Find Riverside Greenhouses at 727266 Sideroad 22C, Heathcote, ON N0H 1N0
Open Tuesday- Saturday 9am-5pm, Sunday 12pm-4pm, closed Monday
Contact them at (519) 599-3533 and be sure to watch our video above to find out more!