Atlantic Gardens has been recognized by Dalhousie University’s Eco-Efficiency Centre for environmental excellence in business, we take great pride in growing in a sustainable manner and paying close attention to using environment-friendly practices.
We have implemented a variety of water reduction and recovery practices including the use of a large pond and drip irrigation systems to reduce water loss through evaporation.
In 2005, Atlantic Gardens replaced the oil furnace with a Decker wood pellet-burning furnace (the first to do so in Atlantic Canada) to heat our greenhouses further reducing our reliance on fossil fuels.
We believe in protecting the environment.
We work with our employees to recycle waste such as plastic pots and reduce the use of non-recyclables such as the plastic coverings on our greenhouses that are made to last the industry-standard of 3 years. We ensure all plant material and organic waste is composted on-site and we have an integrated pest management system in the greenhouses to reduce the amount of pesticides used.
We are constantly upgrading our greenhouse practices to be friendlier to the environment.
In 1968, Peggy and Jim Godfrey opened a roadside garden centre in Bedford. and a few years later, they bought 11 acres of property in Middle Sackville and started their first greenhouse and growing operation.
So began the Atlantic Gardens legacy, which is still growing today.