Sault Ste. Marie’s Top Rated Home & Garden Centre
At New North Greenhouses, we’ve been growing healthy plants for local gardens for over 25 years. The garden centre began in 1992 as an expansion of an existing tree seedling nursery and wholesale bedding plant growing operation. Over the years, we’ve grown into a well-rounded garden centre, offering expertise in bedding plants, trees & shrubs, perennials, garden decor and so much more.
New North is well known for good gardening information, strong, healthy plants, and friendly staff. To this day, we still grow most of the annuals, hanging baskets, planters, vegetables and herbs that we sell right here in our own greenhouses. We care about your flowerbeds, vegetable gardens, indoor and outdoor landscaping. We believe that if your outdoor space is the best it can be, then we’ve provided our best knowledge to you.
Just remember, you can ask us anything. No question is too big or too small. Need inspiration for your garden projects? Walk into our main greenhouse and enter a magical world of inspiring displays with plants and decor. Created with the guidance of local designer Trevor Fielder, our award winning displays change each season so you can see the latest trends in plants, flowers and decor.
New North GreenhouseFamily Tree
Susan RichardsGarden Centre Manager
Susan has been the garden centre manager from the day the doors opened! She began her journey in horticulture in1982 after graduating from the Humber College Landscape Technician program. Susan ran a landscaping crew, taught evening courses in horticulture and had her own landscape design and consulting business before venturing into the garden centre world. Although the facility has changed ownership recently, Susan continues leading the friendly and knowledgeable team at New North Greenhouses. Look to Susan to be your Garden Solutions ‘go to’ person!
Anne McCormackHead Grower
Anne has been growing tree seedlings and bedding plants at New North for over 30 years. She was hires in 1987 as soon as she graduated from the Sault College Forestry program. As assistant grower, Anne had been responsible for nourishing tiny seedlings we grew ourselves as well as small rooted cutting we brought in from other Ontario growers. She organized all the transplanting, looked after feeding and watering them as they grew and kept on top of possible pest and disease issue so we had strong healthy plant to move out to the garden centre. In her new role as head grower, Anne now adds organizing cutting and seed orders as well as coordinating the planting staff to her responsibilities. She is well up to the task!
Cindy WalkerAssistant Garden Centre Manager
When Cindy retired from the banking sector, she was looking for a opportunity that would tie in her love of gardening and great social skills. We have been very fortunate to have her with us at new North ever since. Cindy is the glue that holds our team together and the friendly smile you receive when you hit the check out area. If you every have a problem with a plant or product that you need us to address, Cindy is your ‘go to’ person!
When Sheree joined the team at New North, she came to us with the expertise she acquired running an organic market farm. You may remember her from her time selling organic produce at the Algoma Farmers Market. Look to Sheree to answer any questions you have about growing vegetables, herbs and flowers. She is always willing to share her knowledge and is always up to the challenge of solving any gardening problem you face. New to edible gardening? Sheree is your person!
June is one of the creative forces behind our beautifully planted planters. We have been very fortunate to be able to tap into the incredible artistic talent that she has. June also leads the team that does custom planting of baskets and containers for you. If you want a beautiful collection of blooming planters for your entryway, patio or deck, but don’t know how to get there, she is the perfect person to help you. June also leads many of the workshops we offer at New North. June’s creative talent shines when she leads a Fairy Garden, Dish Garden, Kokedama or other workshop. Stay tuned for this season’s lineup of fun and informative sessions!
Your Canine Family at New North
Dogs are welcome in the Garden Centre if carried or in carts. Large dogs can be walked out near the parking area on a leash. They aren’t safe in the Nursery, Perennial House or main garden centre as water on the floor contains fertilizer that may harm them. If your pet needs a drink, just ask one of our staff for assistance. We have fresh water in a cooler that is always available.