Jensen's Nursery and Landscaping Ltd was founded by Kurt Jensen in 1966. Kurt immigrated from Denmark to Canada in 1957, where he met and married Elsie. They started a small lawn maintenance company out of their home in River Heights. The business rapidly grew to become a residential and commercial landscaping company. Having quickly outgrown their front driveway based business, Kurt and Elsie purchased a one acre lot on McGillivray Blvd in 1971. With the new found space they were able to expand the business to include a retail garden center and greenhouse.. They started by using a shed on the property as their sales office, while renting out the existing farmhouse. The retail business grew so rapidly that by the late 70’s, the farm house became the new sales office and showroom.
The garden center continued to serve the south end of the city over the next two decades. During this time the area was rapidly expanding both residentially and commercially. By the late 90’s the area had been developed so much, that it was decided that a larger facility was required to better serve the community. In the spring of 1999 a newly expanded garden center and greenhouse was opened.
By this point in time, Tammy and Susan, Kurt and Elsie’s daughters, were deeply involved with the business. With the new garden center open, the business continued to grow and expand. In the spring of 2005 a brand new three acre location was opened on the corner of McGillivray Blvd and Brady Road. This new facility has contributed to Jensen’s Garden Center becoming a major garden center, greenhouse and landscaping business in the City of Winnipeg and surrounding areas.
The new location has a greater variety of shrubs, trees, perennials, annuals and triple the space for giftware and gardening items. This family run business emphasizes on knowledgeable friendly staff, great advice and personal service. Whether you are a novice gardener or an avid experienced gardener, you will feel at home at our garden center. We proudly provide a wide range of shrubs, trees, perennials, bedding plants, hanging baskets, garden and landscape products as well as giftware.
In 2014 we retired from the commercial and resisdential landscaping service to focus on the expanding garden center. They are now able to offer tree and shrub planting, professional landscape design service as well as a affordable home consulting service. With both Tammy and Susan being focused on the garden centre in 2015 you can expect a increase in seminars, work shops and home consulting services. Join our email list to be notified first of all new services and classes. We are committed to being here to help our customer with all their gardening and christmas decorating needs. Our qualified and trained staff and family look forward to working with you this year!