The Country Basket Garden Centre
Niagara Falls, Ontario
family-owned and operated business first saw its roots over thirty-five
years ago. When Paul & Pam Bongers took over the small, family-owned
farmer’s market and garden centre in 1995, they had no idea that 15 years later
their small market would grow into a garden center that provides the Niagara
Peninsula with a huge selection of flowers and plants. The goal has always been
to provide the very best quality possible at a reasonable price. Today, Paul
and Pam Bongers are the proud owners of the expanding business, which employs
approximately twenty full and part-time employees.
One of the first large greenhouses was built in 1995 and The Country Basket Garden Centre has been growing steadily ever since. The Country Basket now has a total of 10 greenhouses to grow the wide assortment of perennials and garden mums. As the business grew to encompass all areas of the gardening industry, it was decided to discontinue the farm market portion and focus on home gardening which is becoming the #1 hobby in Canada. They now carry more than 350 varieties of perennials, an extensive selection of annuals, hanging baskets, roses, trees and shrubs and patio planters.
The Country Basket offers a "No Hassle" 2 year guarantee on all nursery stock and one year guarantee on perennials and roses.
”We make sure that every customer that walks through our doors is greeted with a hello”, says Paul. “We are always around to assist or give advice to our customers”.
courtesy, which the Bongers provide, is carry-out service. “This is especially
valuable for seniors and parents with small children. Customer service is and
always will be the most important service we give. It is our way of saying
thank you to all our loyal customers through the past many years. We are
totally customer-oriented”, says Paul.
One of the more unique services offered at The Country Basket is custom-planting. You bring in your pot or planter and they will plant it for you.
The Country Basket Garden Centre grows and sells thousands of kinds of plants. We specialize in plants that thrive in the Niagara Peninsula and provide the very best quality possible at a reasonable price. With 10 greenhouses, we offer a wide assortment of annuals, perennials, herbs, roses, vegetables, garden mums, Easter lilies, poinsettias, trees, and shrubs. Everyone can become a great gardener at The Country Basket Garden Centre.