Spencer’s Garden Centre is a successful landmark business in the Town of Shelburne on Nova Scotia’s beautiful South Shore. The business has grown from a small family business with a core of employees to a staff of 18 full and part-time workers. Founder Jim Spencer says his staff has played a vital role in the success of the business. For over 30 years Jim repeats the same story.” Our success has been built on the wealth of experiences and knowledge of our staff together with their friendly customer rapport. It’s that simple”. This mix has established Spencer’s as one of the most respected garden centres in the province.

The garden centre carries a complete inventory for the novice gardener to the professional landscaper. As their customer base increased so has the product mix. The floor space now includes women clothing, bulk spices, beer/wine supplies, and cannabis growing supplies to name a few. The year round farm and feed products are popular with the many hobby farmers throughout the region. During the Christmas season the store becomes a Christmas wonderland and the yard is filled with freshly cut Balsam Fir Christmas trees and wreaths.

The property has several landscaped display beds including a garden pond which makes walking the property a real treat. The two greenhouses, fully stocked tree nursery, shrubs and perennials make Spencer’s Garden Center and Landscaping a destination.

Spencer’s professional landscaping and property management services have expanded as more people move to our coastal communities. Owning a well stocked nursery and garden centre adds a remarkable efficiency to both large and small landscape projects.

Situated just one minute from Shelburne’s main exit off Highway 103 at a key town intersection (the corner of Ohio Road and Falls Lane) next to the scenic Roseway River, Spencer’s Garden Centre is known locally and regionally as one of the community’s anchor businesses. When he founded the garden centre, Jim Spencer selected this location as the most advantageous in the community. If business is about location, location, location, Spencer’s Garden Centre has it all including 183 ft of water front as part of its 2.22 acre foot print.

Quick Facts

  • The traffic count in front of Spencer’s  is 6,000 vehicles a day (averaged over 12 months) at an average speed of 30km per hour.

  • Business catchment area: 150-mile radius

  • Retail Space 2,500 sqft, 2 greenhouses, large storage space, 130sqft walk-in cooler, Several out building for sales and storage.

The Town of Shelburne is one of the most picturesque in Atlantic Canada with an historic
waterfront and many heritage streets and buildings. The town itself is set within a beautiful
rugged coastal landscape with rocky shores, sandy beaches, and pristine lakes, rivers and large
wilderness preserves unsurpassed on the East Coast.

Read and see more about the town and surrounding community here.