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Thanks for coming out !

Hi {First Name},

Thanks to everyone who came out, called & emailed to help us celebrate 90 years of growing local on June 12th. We had an absolute blast. The parking lot was full and if we had to guess over 600 people dropped by. Our staff dressed up in their favourite Gemmell's decade( see above). Rob dressed up as his grandfather who started this business which was truly the best costume of the day! 

We will continue our 90 years of growing celebration throughout the rest of the season....stay tuned!


Many of you may have experienced plant loss this spring. Old established evergreens especially yews and boxwood have seen major winter burn this season.  We also have had an unprecedented number of returns on guaranteed plants.

Many people are asking us why? The main cause is the extreme drought we had last summer. Improper watering or lack of deep watering through droughts is extremely stressful on plants. That coupled with harsh winter winds is often too much for even the most established trees & shrubs. When we get long runs of dry weather please remember to give your gardens good LONG soakings to help them survive. I have included a link to our watering blog below for those interested in reading more.


Summer bugs and diseases are in full swing. If you are struggling drop into the garden centre for expert advice from our knowledgable staff on protecting your plants.


We are open at both locations this Canada Day from 10-4.

Follow us on Instagram @gemmellsgarden or Facebook for all the latest plant arrivals and info.

Peace & Plants,


Girls Night Out

Join us July 6 for a Fashion & Trunk show at our Brockville location. Shop fashion among the flowers!

Featuring Fashions from: Pauline's Lingerie, My Wristy Business, River Valley Soaps and Gemmell's Garden Centre ( our fashion line from our Smiths Falls store will be featured)

Reserve your tickets: $15.00 each. Ticket Price Includes: hors d'oeuvres and a $5.00 donation to the Brockville & Area Food Bank. Cash Bar

Contact: sue@gemmellsgardencentre.com


It's Getting Hot in Here

As the summer heats up so do the water requirements for your plants. Good deep water for trees and shrubs especially those just planted is essential. Many of the tree & shrub losses this spring are a direct result of the drought we experienced last summer.

If you are new to gardening or want to read a few of our tips & tricks here is a link to our watering blog



Hanging Basket Sale - ALL 10" Baskets

Our huge and luscious 10" hanging baskets are on sale this week!

Gorgeous flowers in all colours of the rainbow to fill out your garden. 

Petunias, calibrachoa, vinca, torenia, portulaca and more

Buy One / Get One Free 

10" hanging baskets only

Annuals 6- Paks & 4"

Last minute fillers for the garden and your pots!

Tons of pretty flowers for sun & shade

now on sale.

Buy One  / Get One Free

Gerbera Daisy ' Garvinea'

Looking for a pot of happy on your patio?

Garvinea gerbera daisies are heat-loving beauties that bloom all summer long. They come in pink, yellow, orange and apricot.

Huge 10" pot Reg $39.99

now $29.99 

SAVE $10

Veggie Plants

All veggies are on sale this week

tomatoes, peppers, leeks, cabbage, pumpkins, squash  and more 

It's not too late to plant a garden this season!

Buy 1 Get 1 Free


Lavender & Mint

We grew tons of lavender & mint this season!

Munstead Lavender 

Apple Mint

Pineapple Mint

Ginger Mint

Strawberry Mint



All Buy 1 / Get 1 Free this week

Perennial Gardens

We have some new gorgeous perennials arrivals as well as some sales on specific varieties this week... because there's always room for one more plant !

Geum Petticoats Peach * new*

This Geum is to die for! The colour is so unique and beautiful. Geum grows best in full or part sun. Long blooming, attracts butterflies, deer resistant and a good cut flower. This perennial checks all the boxes...... and yes I already bought one! 

Grows 10-12" tall and wide 

Brunnera 'Jack Frost'

Calling all shade lovers!

This silver-leafed beauty adds brightness to shady gardens. Dainty tiny blue forget me not type flowers in spring.  A must have for all shade gardens

 1 gallon pots are 30% off this week

Campanula 'Pink Ocotopus' *new*

For those who love unique perennials, this one is for you!

Pretty candy pink nodding flowers cover this plant midsummer. Bright green serrated leaves. Sun or part shade. This perennial is vigourous and heat tolerant.

Grows 18" tall by 24 " wide

Stella D'Oro Daylily

Stella D'Oro is a sweet miniature daylily that blooms nonstop all summer long. Great garden edger, drought-tolerant and heat loving. Dead head spent blooms to keep flowers coming all season.

1 gallon pots are 30% off this week

Scabiosa 'Fama Blue'

An easy and reliable long blooming perennial. Huge lavender blue flowers on sturdy tall stems are excellent for cutting in bouquets. Bee and butterfly magnets. Deer resistant.

1 gallon pots are 30% off this week


Garden Decor

Looking for the perfect garden piece for your yard or a gift for your fav gardener?

Just in this week. tons of new fun pots, birdbaths, solar lights, and garden accents.

Browse our online shop

Garden Decor


Canada Day 10-4 both locations

Smiths Falls

Mon - Fri 9-530

Sat 9-5 /Sun 10-4

11862 Hwy 15 N Smiths Falls, ON



Mon - Fri 9-530

Sat 9-5 /Sun 10-4

885 Stewart Blvd, Brockville ON


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