In 1968, Peggy and Jim
Godfrey opened a roadside garden centre in Bedford and a few years
later, they bought 11 acres of property in Lower Sackville and started
their first greenhouse and growing operation. So began the Atlantic
Gardens legacy, which is still growing today.
full-service retail location on the Bedford Highway has a year-round
gift and plant shop, florist and a small greenhouse where home décor
products are on display. In the spring at this location, we open "The
Dome" where extensive annuals, perennials, nursery stock and more are on
The Sackville location
continues to be a growing operation, located on Highway #1 in Middle
Sackville, just past the Lucasville Road. Using quality plants and seed,
the Atlantic Gardens horticultural team grows quality products for you
to plant in your own garden. Sackville's retail store is open mid-April
to mid-October and also offers landscape and wholesale services.
Plants are Our Business. We appreciate you buying local
and in return, give you the best we have to offer.
Atlantic Gardens, we believe in growing green and taking care of our
community. Recognized by Dalhousie University's Eco-Efficiency Centre
for environmental excellence in business, we take great pride in growing
in a sustainable manner an paying close attention to using
implemented a variety of water reduction and recovery practices
including the use of a large pond and drip irrigation systems to reduce
water loss through evaporation.
Atlantic Gardens replaced the oil furnace with a Decker wood
pellet-burning furnace, the first to do so in Atlantic Canada, to heat
our greenhouses and reducing our reliance on fossil fuels. In addition,
the newest greenhouse installed in 2006 has a full opening roof and
walls for natural ventilation, reducing the need for cooling fans
We work with our employees to recycle
waste such as plastic pots and reduce the use of non-recyclables such
as the plastic coverings on our greenhouses that are made to last 15
years rather than the industry-standard of 3 years. We ensure all plant
material and organic waste is composted on-site and we have an
integrated pest management system in the greenhouses to reduce the
amount of pesticides used.
are constantly upgrading our greenhouse practices to be friendlier to
our environment because after all, as gardeners, we believe in
protecting all thins living so we can continue to enjoy the wonder and
beauty of nature.