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The History of Our Company

Three Generations and Counting

In the beginning...

Kevin P. Scott, president & founder, established Scott’s Landscaping and Design in 1978 in Orillia. Kevin’s father, William Scott, retired from the aircraft industry and began helping in the business. In 1981, Kevin and William incorporated the company and became partners. William was an integral part of the business for over 25 years. In 1983 they purchased the property at 254 Coldwater Road where Scott's Garden Centre continues to grow today. Kevin's wife, Pat, joined the company in 1986. Their three children, Stephen, Patricia and Alex grew up working in the greenhouse and Alex remains in the business today. Kevin's mother Kathleen, in her 90's, still loves working in the greenhouse.

The next expansion occurred in 1990 with the acquisition of the Barbour family farm located at 3719 HWY 12 S Brechin. This has become our largest nursery/greenhouse and retail location. With over 25,000 square feet of greenhouse, we can grow and supply both locations with hanging baskets, planters, annuals, perennials, vegetables and tropical plants. This location also has 1 acre of field-grown fall mums.

In November we host our Annual Christmas Open House. Our 2,000 square foot Orillia greenhouse is transformed by our talented designers into a holiday extravaganza. At this event you may pre-order or purchase everything you need for holiday decorating inside or outside your home, from tree ornaments, holiday decor, fresh holiday greens, urn inserts and Christmas trees.

Our business is successful because of talented and hardworking family and staff.

Our Orillia location is open from February 12th to December 24th and our Brechin location is open from Earth Day in April until Thanksgiving.