The story of Dutch Growers began in 1953 when Arie and Adrie Van Duyvendyk, purchased Stewart Nurseries in Saskatoon and renamed it Dutch Growers.
This family-run operation, now more than 50 years old, is Saskatchewan's largest garden centre. In Spring of 2005, a new chapter began as Tim and Karen Van Duyvendyk have started their own new venture, this time in Regina. Both Tim and Karen had been a part of Dutch Growers for many years. Tim literally grew up in the garden centre, tending plants from the time he was able to hold a watering can. Karen started as a greenhouse employee while earning her degree in microbiology at the University of Saskatchewan.
Tim and Karen want to bring gardening into sharp focus as a practiced, professional endeavour as well as a pleasurable past-time. "Our approach to gardening can be summed up in three words - live, grow and give. Simply put that's what we are all about."