Sunday, January 25, 2015

Gardenimport Closes

After 32 years Gardenimport is closed. The family-owned high-end mail order company from Richmond Hill sold rare and exotic bulbs and perennials.  Owner Dugald Cameron says, they couldn't compete with cheap plants from big box stores.  “It became obvious that customers were not only looking for unique plants but they wanted cheaper prices.”

Back in the early 1980's Dugald Cameron and his father were frustrated by not being able to purchase plants shown in photo's of gardens abroad and the family decided to open Gardenimport. 

We wish you all the best in future endeavour's and hope you will finally be able to enjoy your own garden.

Thank you for your support with our Root Sale's.


  1. Loved Garden Import. I have some fine plants from them. Thank you for being such a class act. Sorry you found you had to close. Your catalogues and products were first class. Holly

  2. Holly again. I was in communication with Michel St-Pierre, La Malbaie, Quebec, a participant in our annual Open Gardens project. He said that over the years, he bought lots of special items from Garden Import. I am wondering where they sold their stock? I bought a Mandshuria clematis ( spelling?) from them, and wonder where one could find such a thing now? Mine is a beautiful specimen. Where will we find such fine stock now?