Our Trip to Brookdale Treeland Nurseries Limited

This past Wednesday, we had the wonderful opportunity to visit Brookdale Treeland Nurseries Limited (BTN) located near Sussex in New Brunswick.

BTN is a wholesale operation and what you may not know is they supply tropical plants, perennials, evergreens, trees and shrubs found in our Atlantic Superstore Flower Markets.

Brookdale Treeland Nurseries

{This is just a small corner of the very large Brookdale Treeland Nurseries Limited operation near Sussex, NB}

Brookdale Treeland Nurseries Limited have five locations across the country (so they are the suppliers for your Loblaw store too!) and have been in operation since 1983 . They are one of the largest growers of nursery stock and perennial plants in Canada and their products are available in all Loblaw Companies Limited garden centres.

I was thrilled when I learned the plants and trees I had been purchasing from the Atlantic Superstore garden centres were grown so close to home.  I’m not going to lie, I always thought the garden centre products found in Atlantic Superstores were grown in Ontario and then shipped to Atlantic Canada.

Brookdale Treeland Nurseries Limited is recognized for the innovative and creative products that it grows which are designed for today’s consumer. They have been a proud member of the team of Loblaw growers for nearly 20 years.

This year BTN is thrilled to present many exclusives you will only find under the President’s Choice® label, plus exciting products and new plant colours that will take your breath away!

On my recent visit to BTN I had the opportunity to see many of the gorgeous plants that  BTN supplies for the Insider’s Report.  I have included some descriptions and also some photos of many of them including:

PC Oleander Braid (New & Exclusive to PC) – Three oleander plants growing together with intertwining trunks is spectacular!  This plant is like a spectacular bouquet with a mild fragrance.

Brookdale Treeland Nurseries

~ Intertwining Trunks ~

PC Gardenia/PC Hibiscus Braid/PC Mandevilla  – last year the fragrant Gardenia, the vivid tri-colour Hibiscus and the pink, yellow-centered Mandevilla were all very popular and they are back to transform your deck or patio into a tropical oasis!

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 ~ PC Hibiscus Braid ~ {The vibrant colours are stunning!}

PC Haskap 2 in 1 – (New & Exclusive to PC) Until about a year ago I was not familiar with the Haskap berry so I was very excited to see this plant.  The plump and juicy Haskap berries taste like a cross between blueberries, raspberries, and Saskatoon berries. This year the breeder suggested planting 2 compatible varieties in one pot for proper cross-pollination, to ensure lots of fruit.  One of the earliest fruits to ripen, they are perfect for jams, baking or straight from the bush!

Brookdale Treeland Nurseries

~PC Haskap 2 in 1 ~ {Be sure you check to be sure you have both plants in the one pot}

PC Double Berry Planter – (New & Exclusive to PC) Why choose between juicy blueberries and succulent strawberries when you can enjoy both in the new double berry planter;  perfect for the deck or patio!

Brookdale Treeland Nurseries

~ PC Double Berry Planter ~

PC Clematis Esme/PC Clematis Abilene/PC Clematis Planter on Trellis – (New & Exclusive to PC) You don’t need a big backyard to grow these beautiful plants, these come in a decorator planter already in flower and climbing up a mini trellis.  All you need to do is place it on your deck, patio, balcony or porch and enjoy!

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~ PC Clematis Abilene on trellis ~ {I LOVE how the actual plant looks exactly like the plant pictured on the tag!}

PC Patio Accents, Evergreen Planters – PC asked it’s growers to create gorgeous and affordable evergreen planters as a great new planter option.  These long low planters would be perfect as an accent or would also make a super divider!

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~ One of the PC Patio Accents, Evergreen Planters ~

We had a wonderful morning at Brookdale Treeland Nurseries and want to say a special thank you to Joe Sturgeon who was kind enough to take a couple hours from his very busy day to give us a comprehensive and very informative tour of their spacious wholesale garden operation.

 

Comments

  1. Sugar & Spice & All Things ? Nice says:

    How wonderful for you!! I love nurseries and the beautiful scents of the flowers. I still have to pick up some more plants and your post has helped me decide what to do.

  2. Those intertwining trunks are way cool. So the public can’t buy from the tree farm unless they are doing it on a wholesale basis?

    • That is correct JoJo, the public cannot buy from BTN, however, they supply the Loblaws/Superstore chain so you can purchase at their locations. The plants were gorgeous and it was such a unique and wonderful experience!

  3. How neat. I love flowers, plants, trees, etc. Love those intertwining trunk trees. I want one of those.

    Love all the pics and info. Thanks

  4. What a beautiful place to visit! I have that very same hibiscus flower in my front yard – love it!

  5. very cool experience!

  6. Looks like an awesome trip! I should send my hubby on an adventure like this… we definitely need to spruce up our garden. :)

  7. Sounds like you had a great time. Those Intertwining Trunks are pretty cool.

  8. Looks like they have an amazing selection of plants!

  9. That looks like it would be so much fun to go and visit. I love all the special plants that PC offers each year. I bought some gorgeous pansies last year – black ones and tiger striped ones. I adore that Oleander tree!

  10. Very cool! I’ve never been to a nursery like this before. I knew that PC Garden Centres carry Canadian plants but didn’t know where they came from either. Thanks for sharing.

  11. I have to echo the other comments – the intertwining trunks definitely caught my eye! Haven’t seen anything like that before. Love Clematis – we have a trellis of these in our backyard!

  12. WOW! So beautiful! I have a secret! I am obsessed with nurseries and shopping for plants, flowers, seedlings, trees, etc. OBSESSED! Going to a nursery is like going to Disney for me. I can spend hours there. No joke :)

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