About Our Garden Centres

For almost 100 years, Gemmell's Garden Centre has been doing its part to cultivate a love of plants and gardening in the residents of Smiths Falls, Brockville, and the Ottawa Valley.

Family Owned Since 1932

Rob Gemmell | Head Honcho

Born into the greenhouse business, Rob is now the head honcho here at Gemmell’s. On any given day he can be found doing any one of the numerous tasks required to keep an operation like this growing. Whether in the office, on the retail floor, working behind the scenes in the greenhouses and nursery or fixing things in the shop, Rob is our go to guy when you need any problem solved.

Liz Gemmell | Horticulture Guru

Head horticulture guru at Gemmell’s, Liz designs all the beautiful Victorian Basket combinations & custom plantings. She is an amazing teacher, sharing her knowledge at all of our seasonal workshops. Liz has had her hands in the dirt here at the Gemmell’s since the 70’s.

Liz & Rob Gemmell, Smiths Falls Garden Centre

  • If I can make somebody’s day better by helping them with a plant, or advice, then that makes my day. Getting dirt under your nails is the best kind of therapy for young and old alike.
    - Liz Gemmell

In 2022, We Celebrated Our 90th Year!

Since 1932, Gemmell’s Garden Centre has had a passion for growing locally; we love our plants and strive to stay ahead of the trends, bringing our customers the latest and greatest introductions.

Quality Products & Expertise You Can Trust

At our flagship location in Smiths Falls we operate 24 greenhouses where we grow beautiful, top quality plants as well as feature a wide range of flowers, herbs and vegetables, unique containers, plant care products, garden décor and giftware in our garden centre retail store, nursery and gift shop.

In season, choose from our vast selection of plants grown in house, and enjoy our landscaped nursery where we also carry a wide variety of hardy Ontario-grown trees, shrubs, fruit trees and evergreens.

Helping You Find Your Inner Green Thumb

Let us share our gardening expertise with you!

Throughout the year we host a variety of workshops, where we share our expertise and cover a wide range of interesting topics; from Growing Herbs and Square Foot Gardening, to getting creative with our centrepieces and ever popular “Create your own Victorian Basket”.

Join us for one of our interactive, informative, and fun workshops!

A Few Testimonials from Our Lovely Customers

  • Your level of customer service is greatly appreciated and is one of the reasons I continue to shop at Gemmells.
    Amy K