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WHY US

Van Dongen's is very proud of the SELECTION we are able to provide, and we are even more proud of the QUALITY and VALUE we can offer to you, the consumer, as a grower of many of our own products. The amount and quality of service we offer we are able to deliver is unparalleled! We are committed to providing our clients with a tremendous variety of trees and evergreens including a wealth of options and information regarding sizing to suit your needs.

Our philosophy is simple, we do whatever it takes to ensure your experience is educational, meaningful, and above all else, enjoyable!

SELECTION

QUALITY

VALUE

SERVICES

Our Garden Centre is staffed with friendly and knowledgeable horticultural and landscape professionals who are at your service. We offer FREE garden and design ideas both in-store and on-line which are customizable for your unique outdoor living space. We have developed one of the most comprehensive online catalogues, 'how to' videos, and plant care instructions to demonstrate our commitment to our clients. The best way to get the most out of your experience with us is to join our Garden Club for unique offers and services afforded to our members.

FREE GARDEN CLUB MEMBERSHIP

Maximize your experience and benefits with us by joining our Garden Club.

EXCLUSIVE MEMBERSHIP BENEFITS

Trees and shrubs will receive complimentary Myke Tree & Shrub, a superior product for establishing plant roots, maximizing transplant effectiveness, and increasing plant growth. For all other items purchased, Garden Club members will receive 1 point for every $20 spent, and can redeem 1 point for 1 dollar on future purchases!*

EXTENDED WARRANTIES & PLANT CARE

Members can now enjoy greater peace of mind! Trees and shrubs not only receive complimentary Myke Tree & Shrub, but will also reap the benefits of an extended 5-YEAR WARRANTY! Additionally, Garden Club Members have a profile on our computer database that tracks purchases and keeps receipts on file.

GET THE LATEST NEWS

Newsletters range in scope for the lifelong avid gardener to the newcomers looking for tips and information specific to their purchases. Topics include: new products and trending information, in-store specials, upcoming events, workshops, and other useful information.

GARDEN CENTRE & NURSERY

Van Dongen's Nurseries is committed to providing our clients with a tremendous variety of trees and evergreens including a wealth of options regarding sizing to suit your needs. Whether you are looking to cultivate a new garden, acquire shade for a sunny location, or require immediate privacy for an area, we have a number of options for your consideration.

VARIETY:

Clients who visit our Garden Centre and Nursery quickly come to understand that they have an enormous inventory of options available to them. Due to the vast array of sizes we have on-site, we are able to show you the advantages of each size as well as help you visualize what smaller sized trees will look like when they are more mature. Our online catalogue lets you explore our unique varieties of trees and evergreens from the comfort of your own home. Our commercial location on Trafalgar Road hosts almost all of these varieties, so come on in to have a look at whatever catches your eye!

NEEDS:

A key benefit of our Garden Centre and Nursery farm operations being attached is that Van Dongen's instantly becomes your one-stop shop for all of your gardening needs! Take a golf cart ride through our fields with one of our horticultural specialists and see the true magnitude of what we have to offer!

HELP:

Selecting YOUR tree is important to us. Unlike many renovations, trees and gardens will be the only improvement you make to your home that will mature in time with you. That being said, we dedicate and pride ourselves not only in helping you with your vision for today, but helping you realize what that vision will look like 10, 20, or 50 years from now. Understanding that you are hopeful for a tree branch to support a swing, or that a certain tree placement is meant to provide year-round privacy is important for us to know in order to provide you with the best possible suggestions and advice. Our Nursery and Garden Centre are staffed with experts who know the trees very well. After all, they are the same people who nurture and foster the development of our products. We welcome you to come in and share your ideas for your ideal garden with us and we look forward to working together to achieve the outdoor living space of your dreams!

DESIGN & LANDSCAPING

Successful outcomes begin with careful and calculated preparation. Whether you are a Do-It-Yourselfer or looking to have a landscape team come in and make an immediate impact, a well-developed design will certainly have you on your way to achieving your dream outdoor living space! Have a look at the services we offer to determine what will work best for you.

OUTDOOR & INDOOR LIVING

If you have been looking for unique accents to your garden or home, look no further! Come in to our showroom to witness first-hand the vast array of distinctive items we have to offer. Can't find exactly what you're looking for? Please ask. We also have a number of catalogues for your perusal and our purchasing manager is available to discuss particular tastes, preferences, and may be able to provide you with direction and suggestions for your needs. Our collections include many categories such as:

FAMILY & COMMUNITY

What’s a family owned and operated business without that personalized family touch. Van Dongen’s has created many activities that have made our garden centre a destination for family fun and community building! All proceeds collected go directly to the Ontario Chapter of the Breast Cancer Foundation and the United Way. Two organizations that are close to the Van Dongen Family.

Activities include:

PADDLE BOATS:

Take a ride in one of our many paddle boats for a truly peaceful and tranquil experience as you paddle through our three bays and past our water dam.

CEDAR MAZE:

Our cedar maze is a sure-fire hit with the kids!  At almost an acre in area, our maze can be seen from Google Maps!  This natural labyrinth is great for a rousing game of hide and seek.  Come on in to experience the fun!

OTHER FREE ACTIVITIES:

Golf Cart Rides & Nursery Tours
Children's Playground
Pumpkin Hunt at Halloween
Hay Rides at Christmas

COMMUNITY CAUSES & EVENTS:

Bishop Reding Secondary School (Milton)
National Tree Day
School Trips

Not all programs run every day so please see us 
in-store or call for availability.

FISHING POND:

Our pond is stocked with several varieties of real live fish for your enjoyment.  Come and use our fishing rods or bring your own gear for an enjoyable fishing expedition!

CUTTING GARDEN:

Open seasonally, our fresh cutting garden abounds with various types of tulips, roses, and other flowers that you can cut to make the perfect bouquet for that special someone or event.

OTHER ACTIVITIES:

Cut-Your-Own Christmas Tree
Food and Beverages Café

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ENVIRONMENT

At Van Dongen’s, we are not only committed to providing luscious green landscapes for your property, but also ensuring that we are being an effective partner in Green Industry initiatives for the sustainability of our planet.

PLASTIC RECYCLING PROGRAM

While many of our plant material products are now available in biodegradable pots, plastic pots, trays, and cell packs are still a reality in our industry. Take advantage of our Plastic Recycling Program! Simply bring back your plastic with most dirt and debris removed and we will arrange for the plastic to be recycled. As of 2011, we have partnered with our clients to divert over 11 tonnes of plastic from local landfills!

PAPER PROGRAM

In line with aiming to minimize our ecological footprint is our partnership with FSC and SFI printers who support environmentally responsible paper sources.  Our invoices, receipts, and client literature are printed on sustainable sources of paper.  In most cases, we use 100% post-consumer recycled product!

BAG PROGRAM

We still offer bags for your purchases; however, each bag is degradable and can be reused in your green bin.

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