The Rekker corporation is much more than just our garden centre. Those of you who have been on the poinsettia open house tours know that the store is just the tip of the iceberg and that the biggest part of our business is the growing division. There are approximately 20 acres of growing houses both here in Bowmanville and in our new location north of Newcastle.
From its humble beginnings as a farm stand in the 1960s, Rekker Gardens Inc. has grown into a large operation. We grow huge crops of annuals, chrysanthemums and poinsettias and supply several large retail chains, meaning our plants get shipped all across Ontario. Last year alone, we grew over 380,000 hanging baskets, over 100,000 planters and more than 100,000 trays of annual & vegetable plants for our spring season!