Our Story

Barrie’s Garden Centre is small enough to care but large enough to satisfy. We build our business one customer at a time. Our goal is to have complete customer satisfaction.

We pride ourselves on bringing in an ever changing variety of plants, trees, home and garden décor and water pond features that will make you the pride of the neighbourhood. We keep up with the latest gardening trends to bring you a visual feast of the latest products, which are hand picked by our gardening experts. We are so VERY proud of our team of experts and they are dedicated to helping you love everything about your garden.

bgc 15th year anniversary
Barrie’s Garden Centre 15th year anniversary


At Barrie Garden Centre we believe quality is the root to successful gardening. We want our ustomers to be successful gardeners and have gardens they can be proud of. We will only be as successful as our customers.

So often we receive comments from customers that reinforce our position of offering the highest quality.

I’ve never had annuals that have grown so well.

It’s September and the flowers I bought from you in May still look beautiful.

Buying plants is much like buying food. Buy the healthiest, freshest looking plant – even if this cost a few extra pennies. You won’t be throwing your money out in the composter latter on.

It’s only that we believe in our quality that we offer an industry leading 5-year warranty.

Variety & Selection

Gardeners from across Ontario come to Barrie Garden Centre to find plant material that is unique and usual. Our specialty is hard to find and rare perennials. Whether you’re a collector or a novice gardener we are sure to amaze you with our selection and variety. With over 1000 varieties of perennials, 100’s of varieties of annuals, and 150 varieties of clematis if we don’t have it we’ll get it for you.

Here is a sample of the more unusual and hard to find plants you will find at Barrie Garden Centre.

Gardening Knowledge

We are the “Gardening Specialists”. It does not matter whether you’re a novice gardener or seasoned gardener we’re here to help. With certified horticulturist on staff and combined 75 years of experience we are confident we will have the answer to your gardening question.

We pride ourselves with having specialists in every area of gardening:

  • Perennials & Annuals
  • Nursery
  • Pond/Water Gardening
  • Plant Health
  • Garden Design & Installation
  • Container Gardening

We also have leading edge technology we can refer to, to identify and solve the most troublesome and persistent pest and fungi problems.

Each year every Barrie Garden Centre key staff spends 25 hours in training enhancing their product and plant knowledge. It is because of our commitment to having the best staff we frequently receive comments from customers.

Support Your Community

The Barrie Garden Centre philosophy is Support your Community and the community will support you.

Barrie Garden Centre is a proud sponsor and supporter for a number of community initiatives.

  • Communities in Bloom – Barrie
  • Arboretum
  • Barrie Garden Club
  • Master Gardeners
  • Horticultural Societies (Elmvale, Midland, Oro, Painswick)
  • McLaren Art Centre
  • Theatre By the Bay
  • Humane Society
  • Lung Association
  • Rotary Club of Barrie
  • Royal Victoria Hospital
  • Local Schools
  • Boy Scout Clubs