JRT Nurseries Inc. is a family operated business located in Aldergrove, British Columbia and Lynden, Washington. Our horticultural expertise and temperate climate provides an ideal setting for producing exceptional nursery stock. We have just over forty acres of greenhouse growing area and 250 acres of container growing area. From our humble beginnings as a 5 acre, family-run blueberry farm, JRT Nurseries Inc. has grown significantly and steadily into producing high quality ornamental, small fruit and perennial plants with a state-of-the-art tissue culture lab.
JRT has been producing top quality, disease free blueberry bushes for over 20 years. We are also a member of the British Columbia Blueberry Council, North American Blueberry Council, the British Columbia Landscape and Nursery Association and are P. ramorum certified. Along with providing top quality stock at the best possible prices, we will be happy to provide our customers with expert advice on setting up a cohesive and successful growing plan.
Due to our extensive collective experience and advanced growing systems, we have an extremely high success rate for the viability of our plugs, liners and finished product. We are extremely pleased with our plug/liner quality and their healthy fibrous root systems. We deeply understand the importance of quality and are committed to providing our customers with the finest product at the best possible prices. JRT Nurseries takes all cuttings from healthy, virus-tested mother stock and propagate them in strict disease-free environments to ensure the healthiest and most robust plug for our own use, as well as for the use of our clients and customers. Please contact us regarding quotes for custom propagation.
Our ornamentals, perennials and other small fruits growing takes place on three sites in Aldergrove, BC and one in Lynden Washington. We have been growing ornamentals since 2006 . We continually strive to provide you with an ever growing selection of quality plants and we take great pride and care in delivering our very best. The primary focus of our growing plan is to produce prime grade material that is well suited to any retail environment & landscape site of superior quality. With our experienced sales team we will be able to provide you with plant selections or structure an ad plan suitable to your company. If you have any ideas for plants you would like us to carry in the future please offer your suggestions, your comments are highly valued by us.
Ben VanderWerf – Sales Manager
Ben's love of plants started at a very young age. He used to help plough his grandfather's fields on the family farm, and propagate and ship plants at a family owned and operated greenhouse and garden centre. As a teen he spent many of his days selling fruits and vegetables at the local city market. He thoroughly enjoyed meeting and servicing the needs of his customers week after week. Ben graduated from the Horticultural technician program at Niagara College with honours in the spring of 1997.
He soon accepted a position at one of the Niagara Region's largest nurseries. He started out as a shipper with a very high standard of sending out high quality plants. He quickly moved to head shipper and then to grower/manager where his high standard of growing quality product continued. Ben spent 11 years at two of the largest nurseries in the Niagara Region, where he has anticipated and met all of his customers' needs in a professional manner.
Ben brings to J.R.T. extensive experience in perennials, flowering shrubs, love for sales, customer service and marketing. Please feel free to contact Ben directly at firstname.lastname@example.org or 905-324-5686 to discuss your needs.
Mike Wrede – BC Sales
As a graduate of BCIT Forestry, Mike worked for Agriculture Canada as a summer student. Upon graduation he started working for Art Knapp's and that was the beginning of his career in horticulture. It did not take long for him to advance into management as he spent 13 years with both Art Knapp's and GardenWorks. After this he represented Van Belle Nursery where his territory stretched all the way to Thunder Bay, Ontario. In 2002 a small nursery for sale caught his attention. He and his wife, Marie, began negotiations to purchase, and in February of 2002 they were proud owners of Happy Hollow Nurseries. After successfully running the nursery they thought it was time for a change of lifestyle and sold everything to move to the Kootenay's.
Mike has now joined the sales team at JRT and continues to support high standards of quality and service. Please feel free to contact Mike at email@example.com or 778-908-3890.
Casey VanVloten – Canadian Prairies Sales
Casey entered the nursery business as a child in his family business in Pitt Meadows, spending many summer days learning the fine art of selective plant control (weeding). He attended California Poly Tech. University from 1975-1978, acquiring a BSc. in Ornamental Horticulture. After a short term working at EJ Murray Nursery in 1979, he joined the family business in April of 1979. His main job in the early days was sales in Alberta. As he grew older his responsibilities grew to include purchasing, human relations and eventually controlling VanVloten Nurseries. Unfortunately, circumstances lead to the closing of the nursery in 2007. After two years of independant sales repping, he took the sales position for the Prairie Provinces at JRT Nurseries in August of 2009.
His responsibilities beyond sales include purchasing for sales. Don't hesitate to contact Casey via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 778-878-0489.
Jodi Crooks – Ontario Sales
Jodi Crooks has been employed with the horticultural industry for over twenty years. She received her BSc in Biology at Wilfrid Laurier University, and then furthered her studies with the Niagara Parks Commission School of Horticulture, graduating in 1999. She brings her vast experience in various levels of the industry, having worked in roles of sales, production and buying capacities with major wholesales nurseries, landscapers and retail garden centers throughout Southern Ontario. Jodi brings with her a great passion for plant material and introducing people to new plant material that will enhance a customer’s shopping experience.
She looks forward to sharing her enthusiasm and experience with you. Please feel free to contact Jodi directly via email at email@example.com or by phone at 905-802-8784.
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