Pickering Nurseries, Inc.
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Retail, wholesale, mail order and closed rose nursery Owned by Joseph and Joel Schraven. Listing last updated on 20 May 2016.
3043 County Rd #2
Port Hope, Ontario L1A 3V5
Pickerings Nurseries Inc.
was founded in 1951 by Joseph Schraven. Joseph died May 27, 2014, His son Joel continues the business today. You can request a catalog or order through their online site.Nursery is on hiatus for the 2015 season, and expects to accept orders again in 2016.
from the website on August 17 2014:
Please note: Pickering Nurseries will not open for the 2015 season.
The rose growing industry has seen a great many changes in the last 10 years. Unfortunately, the majority of these changes were negative for both the companies involved and their bottom lines. The pesticide ban enacted by Ontario in the mid 2000's, an increase in hybridizer royalty rates and how they are calculated, a glut of cheap US grown roses coupled with the Canadian government changing both import and export regulations (unable to ship to the US 2013 and additional ongoing issues with our root stock) have left me with no choice but to stop shipping roses for this season. Over the last several years Pickering Nurseries has been exploring alternative propagation techniques and changes to our business model. Both of these things are still a work in progress. We hope to have a small, core selection of rooted cuttings available in the spring of 2016.