Owen, David, Eunice and Tim Vanstone cutting cake at Vanstone Nurseries' 40th Anniversary

David and Eunice Vanstone and their sons Ashley and Owen began with a piece of property in Portage la Prairie. They built a house and a small greenhouse in 1982. To supplement their income, they grew and sold vegetables from the yard. David taught in the Diploma Agriculture program during the winters. Eunice cared for the family as Tim and Jessica were born.

The nursery grew over the years, focused on perennials and shrubs. Greenhouse space has increased to over 100,000 square feet. Shrubs grow in a field with drainage and automated watering.

Vanstone Nurseries grows for 250+ garden centres from Ontario to Alberta. Plant delivery is an important part of the business. Poor handling, temperature, or timing can damage plants. Vanstone delivers their own product whenever possible.

Owen and Tim have worked in the nursery most of their lives and have now stepped up to the main leadership responsibilities. They aspire to make Vanstone a top Manitoba nursery with the best flowers and shrubs possible.