Founded in 1988 by the husband and wife team of Paul Jenkins and Miriam Goldberger, Wildflower Farm began as wholesale dried flower growers. In 1991, Wildflower Farm expanded to become a pick your own flower farm. This quickly attracted the attention of people in Southern Ontario, drawing thousands of people to the farm during the summer months.
Over the years, Miriam and Paul became increasingly interested in the low maintenance advantages of growing native wildflowers. Working with plants that required no watering, no fertilizing and minimal annual maintenance was very attractive. At that time there were very few sources for truly native wildflower seeds and the seeds that were available were very expensive and of dubious quality and origin. Seeing an opportunity, in 1997, Wildflower Farm expanded its focus and has since blossomed into becoming a leading native seed grower supplying hardy, native perennial seeds and site specific wildflower seed mixes to homeowners, landscape contractors, municipalities and corporations.
During this same time, what began as a simple walk in the forest planted a seed in the minds of Miriam and Paul, when they spotted clumps of a rich green grass growing in the deep shade of the northern woods. Perhaps, they thought, these emerald patches could be used as natural grass pathways for their wildflower meadows. Trial and error led to the development of the drought-tolerant, low maintenance turf grass Eco-Lawn™ from a blend of fine fescue grasses, a move which has changed the face of "lawnscaping" for homeowners and businesses across North America. Tens of thousands of homeowners, businesses, governments and municipalities now enjoy the benefits of reduced mowing and reduced watering, while at the same time eliminating the use of dangerous lawn chemicals.
Originally located on a 100 acre farm near Schomberg, Ontario, in the autumn of 2004, Wildflower Farm moved the entire operation to a farm near Coldwater to concentrate on creating the largest native seed production facility in Ontario.
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10195 Hwy 12 West
Coldwater, ON L0K 1E0
Toll Free: 1-866-476-9453
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