The idea for Canterbury Horticulture was hatched in the Burnett family basement sparked by Todd Burnett’s desire to provide the industry with a better plant at a competitive price. The gates opened in 1999 on the site of the former Verkade’s Nursery of Canterbury. Wasting no time, we shipped our first orders of perennials that very same season. Since then, our 85 acre site has grown from 8 hoop houses to over 75, and our production area under irrigation has more than tripled. Today we ship a wide selection of nursery stock and perennials to over 300 happy customers in New England and New York.
We take pride in growing beautiful premium quality, container grown, shrubs, perennials, and grasses that will thrive in the Northeast landscape. The majority of our plants are propagated by us right here on site from seed, softwood, and hardwood cuttings. We also pot up liners and shift up small material to give our customers the selection they need. All our material is grown out to its finished size by our team, carefully pruned, spaced and cared for to bring you beautiful “retail ready” plants. Our professional staff is hands on and closely monitors and nurtures our material to ensure that our customers get the very best plants we can grow. Our manageable size makes it possible for us to provide friendly, personalized attention to everyone. You can be sure that if you have a problem with a plant, we have the expertise to help you!
Our knowledgeable Customer Service team is always at your service. Our outside sales representative is on the road showing samples to 30-50 buyers a week in season, and on the farm one day each week to keep current on the status of the crops. Our inside sales representative is hands on at the farm and can give you up to date information on any plant, take your order, and route your delivery. They both wear several hats here at the farm, keeping them well informed and ready to do what it takes to keep our customers coming back for more!
Our customers are independent garden centers, re-wholesalers, and landscapers located in the Northeast. Our trucks deliver weekly to Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, New Hampshire, New York, Vermont, and Maine. Every order is inspected for quality control before we load it on our own conveniently decked trucks. We take care to ship only the best material in the trustworthy hands of our own truck drivers.