We are closed for 2021 Season

Our Location

509 NS-376, West River NS

Contact Us

+1 902-925-2088

Our Hours

Closed for the Season

We specialize in growing the top varieties of vegetable transplants & herbs in packs, pots, & baskets, all selected to grow well in Northern Nova Scotia. We also stock food producing plants such as strawberries, blueberry bushes, fruit trees & more. As well, we stock soils & amendments needed to have a successful garden, including our West River Greenhouse soil blend & kryptonite for cannabis growers.

We care about the environment and all our plants are grown using Natural Control Products.

About us

We are your garden growing experts, with over 45 years of top quality plants

How We Started

West River Greenhouses is a family owned & operated greenhouse business specializing in growing healthy, top quality plants since 1973.
Starting with field vegetables, Charlie Sr. and Bob (aka. Farmer Bob) saw the potential for adding ornamental plants to their ‘growing’ business. With the addition of more greenhouses they started selling flowering plants alongside their vegetables and noticed a growing appetite for ornamental plants as well as food plants.

Now, after over 45 years in the greenhouse business, Mr. & Mrs. Farmer Bob have continued to emphasize the production of top quality plants with low impact on the environment and with a local workforce. Interestingly, the current trend is swinging towards growing for food over ornamentals and Farmer Bob & staff are ready to help new customers learn how to achieve their gardening goals.

 

Where We Are Now

Following the very busy 2020 season Farmer Bob & the Misses made the difficult decision to step back & look at life a little differently. After 48 years in the gardening and greenhouse business it was time to move along and let others operate portions of the business. Their son Mark will continue to operate several of the greenhouses for his new Cannabis Business, so those greenhouses will continue to be productive for the foreseeable future. The Retail business of West River Greenhouses will look much different for the 2021 season. A long-time employee, Marie, will operate the retail business, but only for food producing plants.

A big Thank you to the many loyal customers who have supported the ornamental side of the business for the last 40+ years. Your business has been much appreciated. Marie will continue to provide the same great plants and great service that you have been used to and Farmer Bob will be assisting her in the background.