Dentoom's Greenhouse (Licensee)
Red Deer, AB T4N 5E1
(Highway 11A & Range Road 275, just west of Highway 2)
Dentoom's Greenhouses is in the business of growing plants. We grow old favourites as well as new varieties. People want something new and unique and we've become real innovators at supplying this new market. We sell a variety of products, from starter plants to hanging baskets.
Dentoom's receives cuttings directly from plant breeders in Japan, Germany, Australia, Holland and England. We also receive cuttings from farms in Costa Rica, Kenya, Mexico, Israel and Chile. Some of these are tissue culture "plantlets" which arrive in petrie dishes and Dentoom's ensures they remain in sterile potting medium as they grow.
Dentoom's also starts hundreds of varieties of bedding plants and perennials from seed.
In addition to shipping cuttings and seedlings to more than 800 professional growers across Canada, including the Red Deer and Central Alberta areas, Dentoom's Greenhouses also wholesales bedding plants to independent garden Centers and national chain stores across Alberta.
Dentoom's is best known locally for our Garden Center which sells to the public during prime garden season from May through July.
We are proud to be the provincial sponsor of Communities in Bloom.
At Dentoom's Greenhouses our motto is "Grow with the Best" and quality will always be our top priority
In the beginning years of Dentooms it soon became evident there was a demand for cuttings in the prairie provinces. Dentooms went to work to build a first-class wholesale operation, always being open to introducing and adding new and the ‘unusual’ to our stock list. In 1994, Dentooms joined Proven Winners Group and proudly presented this new line to our Canadian customers. Canadians love Proven Winners and the wholesale business is flourishing. Although most of our customers are in the western provinces, Dentooms has shipped plants to every province and territory in Canada. In 1996, Dentooms began an expansion project to provide a new site to expand the wholesale end of our business. We continue to balance the wholesale operation with a thriving retail business.
Dentooms is a current member of the Canadian Ornamental Plant Foundation, Alberta Greenhouse Growers Association, Flowers Canada, Landscape Alberta Nursery Trades Association and the Ohio Florists' Association.
|1954||Business established by original owner|
|1991||Business under new ownership|
|1993||6 people employed at peak season|
|1994||Licensed as a propagator by Proven Winners® (1 of 3 in Canada)|
|1997||Construction of new 23,000 square feet state of the art growing Center for a total of 50,000 square feet of growing space|
|1999||An additional 22,000 square feet was added|
|2000||Another 14,000 square feet was added|
|2002||An additional 4,000 square feet of warehouse space was added|
|2004||Licensed as a Plant Propagator by Oglevee (1 of only 3 in Canada)|
|2004||51,000 square feet added for stock plants and replace production at the original location. Total production area after expansion 136,000 square feet.|
|2005||Licensed as a Plant Propagator by Bodger Botanicals (1 of only 2 in Canada)|
|2005||Dismantled original Dentoom's Greenhouse; all operations amalgamated to Linn Valley location. The newly relocated and expanded Garden Center opened to rave reviews|
|2005||10 full time and 50 part time people employed at peak season|
|An additional 40,000 square foot expansion completed|
|2013||Dentooms is strong and growing. We continue to expand and strive to maintain the high quality plants that is our trademark throughout Canada.|