Trend Floral Inc.
St Davids, Ontario
Ton Boekestyn (Owner) has had an interest in flowers, even as a young boy growing up in The Netherlands. His grandparents had a greenhouse, and have always wanted one himself. He attended horticulture school in Holland then later moved to Canada. “Starting a greenhouse was a great way to get into Canada.” He worked at Garden City Greenhouses in St. Catharines and eventually started his own greenhouse with a partner.
The 10 acre property was bought in 1989 and a greenhouse was put up the following year. “As a company, we have to offer something that the others can’t” especially with all the imports from South America which has increased greatly I the last few years. In 1997 he bought out his partner.
Over the years the greenhouse has expanded to a 120,000 square-foot facility.
Trend Floral has done many trials of product. “We are just trying to figure something out that works.” Currently they grow Oriental Lily’s, Hydrangeas, Ornamental Cabbage, Celosia and Peonies. That’s what keeps us in the market. The product has got to sell itself. “