Take A Tour Of Cedar Rim Nursery

Gift nook at Cedar Rim NurseryDuring the first week of February, a group of farm-market retailers toured local food markets and garden centers in British Columbia (the tour was hosted by the North American Farmers Direct Marketing Association). On our first tour day, we stopped at Cedar Rim Nursery on the first day it opened for the 2016 season.

If you ever get to Langley, BC, make sure you add Cedar Rim to your must-see list. Cedar Rim is a grower-retailer that excels in matching its products to its customer base’s lifestyles. And its merchandising is just right for the community.

“We completely renovated our store to appeal to the younger generation of gardeners,” says manager Amanda Bruce. “We renovated to look more modern, yet still stuck with our farming roots. We incorporated beams and other material from the original barn on the property, which dates back to the early 1900s.”

The garden retailer added clothing to its product mix a few years ago, something that helped boost sales outside of spring, owner Russ Bruce says. In addition to apparel, the store sells a wide array of other lifestyle items.

“We have a wider selection of products than any other nursery in BC,” says Amanda Bruce. “We have a designated Kids Zone with a wide variety of children’s products. We have also expanded our offering of seminars and workshops to appeal to various generations. We expanded our product lines without forgetting that we are still a garden center at heart, and we continue to focus on our outstanding selection.”

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