Johns Garden and Gift Centre has been providing Prince Albert and surrounding areas with their gardening needs since 1985 and they have built a reputation for being the best in Prince Albert.
Up until 2012 their 9,000 square foot greenhouse was stocked throughout the summer with a variety of colorful bedding plants, bloom filled pots, planters and hanging baskets. Their gift centre was stocked with a variety of statuary and fountains for indoor and outdoor use, a variety of candles, soaps and lotions, plus an array of other giftware. However over two years ago the business experienced a disaster that they are still trying to fully recover from.
In June 2012 Johns Garden and Gift Centre was almost completely destroyed by a fire. As a result of that fire, the Garden Centre was forced to relocate and has for the last two years, been operating out of two portable greenhouses under a temporary basis during the spring and summer months.
Since Johns Garden and Gift Centre was originally a year round business, this has caused a huge inconvenience for both the owners and their customers. Despite this setback, owners Debbra Graham, Debbie LaHaye and Rick Andrusek, remain optimistic and hope to rebuild their greenhouse at their new location, on the corner of Central Avenue and 40th Street East, in time for the 2015 gardening season.
If the rebuild is successful, the garden centre and greenhouse will once more be able to remain open all year round including through the holidays when they transform their gift centre into a Christmas centre. For 2015, Graham and LaHaye said, they hope to be able to expand not only the greenhouse and their garden centre but also supply a full line of landscaping supplies with an easy access drive through area.
The final outcome for Johns Garden and Gift Centre is not fully known yet. If all goes well in the coming months Prince Albert residents should look forward to another gardening season with Johns Garden and Gift Centre’s new greenhouse next year. It is anticipated that they will once more carry Prince Albert’s largest variety of seeds, bulbs, and other gardening favorites.
"A garden requires patient labor and attention. Plants do not grow merely to satisfy ambitions or to fulfill good intentions. They thrive because someone expended effort on them."
Liberty Hyde Bailey
“We would like to say thank you to all our customers for your dedication, encouragement and understanding,” said Graham.
Stay tuned for Johns Garden and Gift Centre’s 2015 opening date. To like them on facebook and show support click here.
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