20422 Nissouri Rd.
Thorndale, ON
N0M 2P0 Get directions to Heeman's.
Sunday 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Monday 9:00 am – 8:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am – 8:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am – 8:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am – 8:00 pm
Friday Canada Day 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Our Group of Green Thumbs

They say, to raise a thriving greenhouse and sweet retail store, it takes a village. So when we handpicked our village, we used our strawberry-selection method: Grab only the brightest ones bursting with goodness. Lo and behold, we ended up with the sweetest bunch.

Come across any single one of the smiling faces on our grounds and you’ll grow to love us pretty darn quick!

Rita Heeman

In Rita we trust! This is the woman behind the scenes making sure everything works out just right. From determining what plants make the cut for growing to scheduling when and what to plant and co-ordinating all our amazing Daymakers, Rita is our General Manager and pulse of our family business. The youngest daughter of Bill and […]

Will Heeman

After (literally) growing up in the greenhouse, is it any wonder Will is a wealth of garden knowledge? Our Chief Daymaker is obsessed with helping local gardeners and foodies, that’s why you can find him with his phone in his hand and a smile on his face as he tweets, posts and updates all our […]

Rudy Heeman

The man behind the most delicious berries you’ll ever taste, affectionately known as the Berry Boss! Rudy is the second generation of Heeman’s involved in the family business, he grew up with farming in his blood. He’s the chief builder here (so you know he’s busy), caretaker of our strawberries and sets a tireless pace with […]

Florence Heeman

Those who’ve met her will tell you the only thing sweeter than Florence is the strawberries she grows. The Queen of Berries, Florence is a recipe whiz always dreaming up new and delicious ways to enjoy strawberries and all other kinds of fruits. Florence can be found lending her expert advice in the Garden Centre […]

Bridget Heeman

Bridget Heeman

The youngest member of the Heeman family currently on the job, Bridget has grown up in the berry fields and now helps out in all areas of the business. You’ll find her helping at the front with custom orders, assisting customers or whipping up a Berries & Cream as a ‘berrista’ in the Berry Beanery. […]

Anna Studenny

This is the woman who makes all the magic happen in our bedding plants area! Anna has been helping gardeners with their annuals for the last 10 years here but has a collective 25 years experience in Poland and Canada. When it comes to bedding plants she’s second to none and in the winter holiday […]

Connie Henshaw

Chances are very good that this lady has had an impact on your garden even without you knowing. Connie is responsible for all the potting staff in our production greenhouses, the unseen but amazing people who work hard planting all those plants you love so much. She is a wealth of experience with annuals and […]


Dori Siwek

Dori has some of the busiest hands at Heeman’s, how else could she pot up the thousands of baskets and containers we grow for you. Add in the custom creations she brings to life and the magic she performs keeping our annual department looking its best and you know she’s got skill! There isn’t a […]

Jane Dixon

Quick to help where you might need her, Jane is our queen of custom orders. She is your point person when checking plants in or picking them up in the spring from babysitting. She also helps create and design custom arrangements for clients who take advantage of that service here. Jane has been a valued […]

Matt Beecroft

The protector of potentilla and hero to hundreds of hydrangeas, Matt is our Shrub master and a walking encyclopedia of horticultural knowledge. Drawing from a lifetime of experience working in the landscape and greenhouse industry, Matt has helped thousands of people pick the perfect plant, diagnosis problems and give helpful care tips. We’re happy to […]

Patsy Hesselmans

A wearer of many hats at Heeman’s, Patsy has done a lot in her time here. You might recognize her as the woman’ who was responsible for managing the custom orders and overwinter service. Patsy is a key Daymaker managing the office and responsible for overseeing many of the things that make your experience at […]

Sharon Fisher

A helpful hand who is rarely without her big, friendly smile. Sharon is Connie’s right hand lady and another key Daymaker working largely behind the scenes to make sure our plants are pretty and perfect for your gardens. Aside from being  super talented (and quick) at potting, Sharon is a wealth of knowledge of our […]

Trish Kennedy

As the purveyor of perennials at Heeman’s, Trish has a wealth of knowledge on the hundreds of plants in her care. She is the hostess of our hostas, a caretaker to many coreopsis and a supervisor of sedum. If you don’t know what those are, don’t worry, Trish does! If you need help selecting the perfect plant […]

Wes Kelly

As graduate of the Western University business program, Wes first started working at Heeman’s as a student studying at Western. An all-round horticulturalist, Wes’s primary role is as the caretaker and babysitter of the overwintered tropical plants we foster. He is as big a fan/collector of tropical plants as the customers who trust him with […]

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