J. C. Bakker and Sons Ltd. is a family owned and operated wholesale nursery, that has been growing quality nursery stock for over 50 years. We are located in the heart of the Niagara Peninsula, in St. Catharines Ontario, Canada, just a short drive from Niagara Falls.
The climate is one of the mildest in the country due to the moderating effect of the Great Lakes. The last frost can occur about mid-May, and the first frost occurs about mid-October. The soil remains, for the most part, frozen from Christmas to mid-March. On average, most winters are mild, with very little snow cover remaining for any extended length of time.
The Niagara Peninsula is a very suitable area for growing and a vast quantity of nursery stock varieties are produced very successfully, including locust, linden, ash, taxus, roses, junipers, spruce, etc. The area is favourable located, with cities such as Montreal, Ottawa, Toronto, Chicago, Cleveland, Boston, and New York all within a 500 mile radius.
Bakker’s grows a broad range of woody ornamental nursery stock, and, in addition, specializes in top-grafted standards, such as caragana, weeping pussy willow, euonymus, lilac, ginkgo, crabapple and catalpa, just to name a few.