1959 was the year John arrived from Holland aboard the “Groote Beer’ at Pier 21 in Halifax with his parents and siblings. The family continued by train to Ontario where they established a family grocer business which eventually encompassed a thriving garden centre. After marrying, he and Liz made the decision to move to Nova Scotia. 

By 1991 Horlings Plants became a presence at the Halifax Farmer’s Market. With 5 children and a busy farm life John and Liz carved out a life style made possible by hard work and a dream. We have now 'retired' from Market life so come and shop now at our growing site in the beautiful Gaspereau Valley. We have a tremendous selection of annuals, perennials, flowering baskets and planters to entice you! Plus we have online ordering available in the spring.

The team now consists of John and Liz with daughter Hannah who is a great help with marketing. The products we sell today are a result of careful selection over the years and an understanding of what our customers are looking for. You’ll find a well stocked inventory of both annuals and perennials, herbs, hanging and patio planters plus many specialty items to inspire you. Browse in our greenhouses or saunter through our perennial gardens. We’re looking forward to your visit!



John 'Manager Extraordinaire'



Liz 'Quality Control'                        



Hannah 'Marketing'        +         Logan 'Comic Relief'                                                                         

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