Three Generations of Growth
William (Bill) and Maria (Ria) Vanderkruk started Hortico in 1974, specializing in roses, which they sold to local growers. As production grew, Hortico expanded its markets selling roses throughout Canada, U.S., and Europe.
Today, Hortico is still a family-owned and operated company that grows plants for the retail and wholesale landscape trade market. The third generation of the Vanderkruk family works in the nursery, focusing on native plants.
Hortico continues to be a great source for bare-root and potted roses but has expanded its selection to include an extensive line of native plants for ecology restoration. Our native inventory consists of aquatics, perennials, flowering shrubs and large caliper trees. All of these are valuable sources for conservation authorities, municipalities, golf courses and general contractors.
We feel blessed as we look back over the many years we’ve enjoyed in business. The combination of hard work, trust in God and teamwork gives us courage as we continue to grow.