OTTAWA, ON, January 15, 2021 – After six decades of being a part of Ottawa’s vibrant business community, J.A. Laporte Flowers & Nursery is permanently closing its doors.
“It is with mixed emotions that we are hanging up our gardening gloves and retiring,” says Jean Laporte on behalf of himself and his wife, Estelle. “While this decision has certainly not been an easy one, it is the right decision for us.”
In 1960, Jean’s parents — Thérèse and Roger Laporte — purchased land and built their very first greenhouse, originally called Roger Laporte Flowers and Nursery. Twenty-two years later, Thérèse and Roger passed ownership to Jean and his then-girlfriend, Estelle. Jean and Estelle Laporte went on to get married, have a family, and to grow their mom-and-pop owned business into one of Ottawa’s most reputable garden centres. With 17 greenhouses, J.A. Laporte Flowers & Nursery grew many plants on site, and upheld a reputation for uncompromising quality.
“We truly feel blessed to be part of such an incredible community, and honoured to have met so many wonderful people over the years,” says Estelle Laporte. “To our loyal customers, our incredible staff — including many family members — and our suppliers, we want to express our heartfelt thanks for sharing this incredible journey with us.”
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J.A. Laporte Flowers & Nursery