May 6, 2020 – Following Ontario Premier Doug Ford’s announcement that restrictions have been eased for garden centres and nurseries, staff at J.A. Laporte Flowers & Nursery made the difficult decision to remain closed to the public and continue operating with curbside pick-up service ONLY.

The safety of customers and staff members are the top priority at our family-run business, and we feel strongly that this is the best decision we could make during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Since the shopping aisles at J.A. Laporte’s are only one metre wide, it would be impossible to properly observe the two-metre social distancing guidelines mandated by Canadian health authorities. Due to the restrictions, reopening the physical store would have meant a disappointing retail experience for customers. Typically, greenhouse shoppers enjoy wandering the nursery for an hour or more while they select their products; this would have been impossible to accommodate with the current restrictions.

Contactless, curbside pick-up service

J.A. Laporte Flowers and Nursery continues to offer online shopping and a contactless, curbside pick-up service, which is safe and efficient. Our online store is:

  • easy to navigate
  • categorized by plant needs (sun, shade, or partial sun)
  • highly reviewed by our customers
  • allowing our staff to serve a greater number of customer orders than we could with a physical shopping experience.

We are extremely grateful for the ongoing support of our customers. Thank you for your continued patronage; we look forward to continuing to serve you throughout the spring/summer 2020 season.


The team at J.A. Laporte Flowers & Nursery


J’ai acheté un hibiscus au mois de mai et depuis ce temps elle n’est pas en santé du tout est-ce possible de vous la rapporter.

Chantal Huneault July 28, 2020

Have you had changes to you operating hours since may 6th? Are you open to customers?

Brian Porrior July 28, 2020

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