Barrie’s Garden Centre is permanently closed on September 26, 2021.
The Story of Barrie’s Garden Centre
It was October 31, 2000 and I was in New York for business. I phoned home to Heather to see
what she was doing. Heather informed me that she just got Blake, our 6-month-old first-born
son, all dressed up to go trick and treaty. I was mad, I was missing my son’s first Halloween.
When I came home, I told Heather that we needed to make changes. After nearly a year of soul searching, we decided to open a garden centre on our land in Barrie.
This was the best thing both Heather and I could have done. Owning a garden centre is an authentic business. Customers are happy to be there and talk about their gardens. Our staff are hard working, loyal people.
The garden centre allowed us to spend time raising our three kids, teaching them what hard work means and how you need to treat your customers.
But, it is time again to make changes in our lives now that our children are all grown up. So, on September 26, 2021, our beloved Barrie’s Garden Centre will be closing, but not forgotten.
We would like to take this time to say a very heartfelt thank you for all your support and loyalty that you have shown us since we opened our doors 19 years ago.
We are so very grateful to all of you that have been an integral part of our success.
And we’d like to take this time to thank our amazing staff, past and present, full time, part time, students, everyone that has been a special part of Barrie's Garden Centre! We couldn’t have done this without them.
We thank you for your support and wish you all the very best in the coming years.
Warren and Heather Patterson.