Whether you’re involved in conservation, landscaping, or nursery trades, it is incredibly important to you to ensure that you receive the plants that you need, on time, and at the price that you budgeted for.  At St. Williams Nursery, we can help you achieve this through our contract growing services.  A contract grow is an agreement that the nursery will plant and grow all of the materials you have requested, to the size that you need them, and delivered them in a timely and cost-effective manner.

Knowing where your plants are coming from is important to us.  Because of this, St. Williams Nursery will collect seed from your seed zone to ensure your product is suited for its planting site.  We can guarantee and verify the origin of all our source-identified native seed and plants as true Ontario wild-type by seed zone.

Additionally, St. Williams Nursery operates over 400 acres of field production and 10 acres of greenhouse space, making it the largest source-identified native plant nursery in the province.  Our large size provides us with the capabilities to grow several types of native species simultaneously.  This capability is perfect for projects requiring multiple plant types.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. What is contract growing?

Contract growing is an advance plant order that provides the customer with a product that has been produced according to their needs and specifications at an agreed upon price.

  1. What are the benefits of contract growing?

The main benefits are: security and confidence of supply, cost savings, and ability to have the product grown to your specifications, needs, and timelines.

  1. How long does it take?

The growing time will fluctuate depending on the species and size required.  Typically, a contract grow will range from 12-36 months.

  1. Who provides the plant material?

Either St. Williams Nursery can provide the seed from our own internal supply or we can accept seed provided from the client, subject to it meeting our quality standards.