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About Us

With 70 Years of Integrity in Quality and Service, J.C. Bakker & Sons Nurseries is your family owned and operated wholesale source for Quality Trees, Top Brand Shrubs, Hardy Roses, Evergreens and much more.

Location, Climate and Growing Conditions

Located in the heart of the Niagara Peninsula our nursery is just a short drive from Niagara Falls, with cities such as Montreal, Ottawa, Toronto, Chicago, Cleveland, Boston, and New York all within a 500 mile radius. Since 1949, Bakker’s has steadily grown to now include over 450 acres of sandy and sandy loam soil for field production, 40 acres of polyhouses and over 90,000 square feet of propagating houses and glasshouses.

With one of the mildest climates in the country, due to the Great Lakes, our last frost occurs about mid-May, and first frost occurs about mid-October. Soils remain frozen from Christmas to mid-March and on average winters are mild with very little snow cover remaining for any extended length of time. This provides ideal growing conditions for nursery stock.

Portfolio

To provide customers a competitive spring book of business, Bakker’s produces a range of Quality Trees, Top Branded Shrubs, Hardy Roses, Evergreens and much more. We source top varietals from established and innovative breeding programs, brands, research facilities, licensing agents and from our own discoveries and travels.

Bakker’s produces over 200 varieties of Roses, 200 Shade, Ornamental and Fruit Trees, 120 different Flowering Shrubs, a selection of 90 conifers, evergreens and hardy shrubs, and we are proud to offer an increasing selection of grasses and edibles.

New Introductions

We keep around 5% of our portfolio filled with new introductions, ensuring, in addition to the stability of tried and true selections, customers can always increase their competitiveness through innovative varieties grown with the same standards of quality & service.

Market

Distributing across North America, we are a federally Certified Facility under the CFIA directive D-04-01 CNCP. The majority of our plant material grows from propagation to finished state on our own farms, ensuring quality control as well as acclimatization of plants for customers located in colder geographical areas. We are proud to offer top brand plant selections from Bloomin’ Easy®, David Austin® Roses, Drift® Groundcover Roses, Canadian Artists Roses, the Knock Out® family of Roses, the Endless Summer® Collection, First Editions® Plants, Proven Winners® and the 49thParallel Collection.

Service

We are committed to service. By providing multiple methods to purchase, ensuring sales and administrative staff are 100% available from order entry to after sale service, taking care that our reference guide remains a useful front-line tool and continuing to provide support for retailers.

Tradition

Customers can count on the continued stability, and hands on quality that a 4th generation family owned and operated nursery offers. The relationships and experience handed between the generations ensures continued quality in production.

Commitment

Our confirmation is our commitment. We work hard with customers to get the right varieties, volumes and pricing for their spring book push. When we confirm details of an order, save for causes beyond our control, we deliver.

Product

Whether it is pioneering production methods, first of it’s kind production facilities, exacting standards of propagation, or updating our portfolio with the best new introductions every year, at every stage we are focused on delivering the best quality possible to customers year over year for their spring book of plants.

Quality

We know the quality of our product at every stage which enables us to produce consistent product year over year and offer clarity on sizing and grade well ahead of shipment.

Location

Located in a prime region for Nursery stock production, spring arrives predictably and early giving us the ability to timely ship to customers. With our close proximity and easy access to shipping networks for cross North American coverage we are able to keep freight reasonable and expedient.

Shipping

With logistics controlled in-house and multiple options for packing and shipping, customers are assured their product arrives on time and in great shape. Import paperwork for US customers is handled from our office eliminating the hassles of shipping from Canada.

Federally Certified

Our ability to self audit and our certification status ensures that we provide our customers with quality product, that minimizes pest risk, and is ready to ship across North America. This certification ensures fast, and efficient shipping when customers need it most.  Also, for our re-wholesalers and Nursery clients, as our product has very clear origins we make it easier to remain compliant with their programs.