[UPDATE, June 25, 2011 and Nov. 29, 2011: Sadly Reeves has gone, both from the Danforth and from the original Reeves Woodbridge home, due to financial difficulties. It’s too bad, because the east end could use another convenient garden centre that stocks unusual trees and shrubs. We would have wished them better parking, and we’ll miss their excellent range of tree stock. Good luck to all the people of Reeves, wherever you ended up. We wish you better success elsewhere.] For alternatives, check our post on Toronto Independent Garden Centres
Note: Text below is from April 2010:
Toronto’s east end now has the choice of another plant nursery. The new outlet of Reeves Garden Centre of Woodbridge opened yesterday, April 15th, beside the Madina Mosque on Danforth Avenue at Donlands. Staff were still stocking the shelves when I visited, but assured me that the place will be packed wall to wall with goods by this weekend. (Reeves hasn’t updated their main website yet, but the link gives an idea of what they offer.)
On my visit, the plant selection was mostly pansies, cool season vegetables and herbs, plus some trees. But the plants are well grown and the prices look competitive.
I took home a healthy, nice sized pot of ‘Blue Spire’ rosemary for the opening special price of $4.99, down from $9.99. Standard-form lavender was reduced to $8.49 from over $16. I could see them as the centrepiece for a container, but had to bite my wallet.
A number of ‘Bloodgood’ Japanese maples were priced at $79.99 – at a size that would give an instant look of maturity to any garden. They told me that delivery for something large would be about $25, roughly the cost of a cab ride. If you know someone with a pick-up truck, even better.
Posted hours right now are seven days a week: weekdays 9 am to 7 pm; weekends 9 am to 6 pm.