Homestead Nurseryland #130 - Garden Centre, Florist & Gift Store
Homestead opened in 1984 and was located in downtown Abbotsford for 15 years, in 2001 they moved to Marshall Road.
Dan is selling living art; he sells a product and a vision. His focus is on customer service, innovation, and his staff. The staff at Nurseryland are of the best caliber and are gardeners themselves; they also have staff who specialize in different types of plants. Dan’s specialty is water gardens, the sound of water in gardens is really important because it is so relaxing. It also creates an ambiance. He only buys his product from the best growers; he also buys with a variety.
Nurseryland is different than other wholesale nurseries because there have no aisles, they group plants together that look good, they have the widest variety of quality material, he carries everything that grows, and also a floral service, which you can send flowers worldwide through. Every week he attends the flower auction in Burnaby. Twenty-seven Nurserylands joined together to make fertilizers which would be specialized for BC soil.
At Christmas, their Christmas trees are only local BC trees; they are cut weekly and hanged so that they are not squished by any wiring. They also have a gift store, a landscape consultant service, and community events and seminars.