On April 14, 1989, a dream became a reality, when Ken and Jennifer Sipkens opened their own business named Sipkens Nurseries. We (Ken and Jennifer) have always had a passion for growing plants and have shared that passion with our children. Now all 5 children share that same passion and continue to carry on the business’ many facets.
In 1989, we purchased a 129 acre farm just outside Sarnia, Ontario. The first years were busy ones as we planted crops, started field and container growing and raised our young family. The first year we constructed a small 50’ production greenhouse on the property, and built a retail greenhouse in the spring while Ken kept working for another nursery as head grower. The next year Ken left his position, and we began devoting all of our time and energy into plant production, a retail garden center and landscaping design and installation service. Seeing an opportunity, we began producing herbaceous perennials for the Ontario wholesale market which has been our signature crop since 1989.
Over the years various opportunities arose to continue building more wholesale production greenhouses totaling 230,000 square feet of gutter-connect greenhouses and cold-frames, 2 acres of field production, a new modern 8000 square foot retail store with retail gutter-connect greenhouses, and an additional 190 acres of land.
Today, we continue as an independent, family-owned and operated wholesale, retail and landscape company. Our team consists of expert growers, customer focused office staff, a committed team of managers, and over 50 team members.
We look forward to a promising future; providing excellent service and quality products to you, our valued customers and friends.