Build Your Dream Garden With Us
Visit us and see why Gardening Life Magazine named Whitehouse Nursery and Display Gardens one of the “Top 40 Boutique Nurseries in Canada.”
From our location just outside of Almonte, in the beautiful Ottawa Valley we are easily accessible to gardeners from Eastern Ontario and Western Quebec.
Since the nursery opened in 1986 our goal has been to find and sell the plants that are worthy of a place in your garden. Initially we were dedicated to growing and selling only perennials. While perennials are still a major focus, we realized that a well designed garden also needs shrubs, conifers, trees, annuals, succulents and even some garden art.
Our plant selection is continually expanding so that we can now offer everything you need to build your dream garden. From its inception we were determined that our nursery would be much more than rows of pots on a bench. We started building display gardens when the nursery opened and we have been working on them ever since.
Our motto is If we can’t grow it, we don’t sell it
We carry many newly released varieties as well as the tried and true plants that have proven to be great performers. Visitors to the gardens recently really enjoyed comparing 40 varieties of the newest coneflowers side by side in one bed, and so have the butterflies.
New for 2014 is a Phlox trial garden. We test them so you don’t have to.
For 20 years not only have we attracted Daylily collectors from all over Ontario and Quebec but have also shipped daylilies from coast to coast. We grow over 1200 varieties of daylilies in our 2 acre field and are an official display garden of the American Hemerocallis (Daylily) Society. Our daylilies are guaranteed to be healthy and hardy because we raise them here. If they are not tough enough to survive in our wind-swept field they never make it to the sales bench.
Every year we add new varieties of daylilies to our collection and eliminate those that don’t have the characteristics we consider important in a good daylily. For 2014 we are very excited to display forty three of the fantastic introductions from Avalonia Daylilies. In our opinion the hybridizers at Avalonia are producing some of the finest northern hardy daylilies in the world. We look forward to having sufficient stock in a couple of years to have these gorgeous daylilies for sale.
We also have a passion for hostas and shade plants.
In our shady display garden we grow over 400 hostas as well as many rare and unusual shade plants collected in our lifetime of gardening. We offer 250 plus varieties of hostas for sale every year and are always looking for the best new introductions of hostas and companion perennials for your shady sites.
Our friendly and knowledgeable staff are available to assist you with your gardening questions.
We can help you find one plant for a specific spot or layout a garden for you. We also offer, by appointment, a free on-site design service. Our display gardens are a wonderful resource for beginning as well as experienced gardeners. You don’t have to rely on a pot label for information. In many cases we can show you a mature plant in the garden. You can also look for plant combinations that you like or see what is blooming throughout the season.
Gardening is our passion. We would like to share that passion with you.
If you are in the Ottawa area, please come and visit us.