About Our Garden Centres

For the past 85 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

  • My first business venture was when I was 12 yrs old. I grew 4000 gladiolas one summer and sold them for 10 cents apiece to a flower shop.
    - Rob Gemmell

Join Us in Celebrating Our 85th 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 an interactive, informative and fun workshops!


A Few Testimonials from Our Lovely Customers

  • Merry Christmas to very special people. Today I stopped by just to pick up a gift certificate. After a short visit, story about a friend that lost her home, and moving into her new home with very little time, we were given a beautiful scotch pine Christmas tree.. Thanking your staff for the tree and certificate, I was also handed a poinsettia. It will make a special time for my very special friend, her children and grandchildren. The gift of giving is still strong. Thanks again.
    Brian & Susan M

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