HGTV Home Plant Collection Adds Canadian Shrub Grower
The HGTV HOME Plant Collection announced its first Canadian shrub grower partner for its ‘Smart & Stylish’ Shrub line: Willowbrook Nurseries of Fenwick, Ontario, Canada. The container nursery and perennials grower was chosen for its expertise in a range of ornamental shrubs, as well as its excellent distribution network throughout Canada.
“We welcome the opportunity to partner with such a well-known North American brand during their ‘Smart & Stylish’ Shrubs debut this year,” said John Langendoen, president of Willowbrook Nurseries. “Our association with the HGTV HOME Plant Collection will allow us to connect with a wider range of Canadian gardeners, and we are excited to be the first grower chosen to establish this line of shrubs in the Canadian market.”
Willowbrook joins the current line of ‘Smart & Stylish’ Shrub growers, which includes Color Spot Nurseries, Imperial Nurseries, Kurt Weiss Greenhouses, Lake County Nursery, Northern Family Farms and Van Essen Nursery.
“We’re excited to be expanding our growing network and our retail presence into Ontario, Quebec and eastern Canada through our partnership with Willowbrook Nurseries,” said Randy Hunter, managing partner of Agricola Management Group, exclusive licensee for the HGTV HOME Plant Collection.
Plants will be available spring 2013 in select retailers nationwide as part of a soft launch rollout.