A reliable and longstanding enterprise
Our family-operated business is proud to have been part of the horticultural scene for over 50 years, both as producers of ornamental nursery stock and produce for your dinner plate. Like our family, Legault Greenhouses keeps on growing, and each new season sees the expantion our facilities and the products and services we offer. Our main mission to offer a complete and original range of garden products to meet the varying horticultural needs of our customers. Here is where you’ll find the most extensive assortment in the region of annuals, perennials, trees and shrubs. A visit will show you that Legault Greenhouses stand out for the quality of our products, expert advice from knowledgeable staff, a welcoming atmosphere and spacious, modern display areas for you to shop in.
To meet the needs of our growing clientele, we also offer a full range of professional landscaping services through Natura Design. This team of young and dynamic landscapers is ready to build you the outdoor living area you've always dreamed of. Pay us a visit each new season, to see for yourself why our company is a leader in our field. As of Spring 2013, Legault Greenhouses are pleased to offer a new line of organic gardening products; from now on, organic vegetable, fine herb and medicinal plants will be available here – a “first” in this area!
Legault Greenhouses also carry a multitude of useful and decorative items in our Gift Shop connected to the greenhouses. Come in for an unforgettable shopping experience amid a kaleidoscope of colours – and encourage a local business at the same time!
How it all started
Odette and Louis Legault established Legault Greenhouses (Les Serres Legault) in 1963 at their Cassburn Road property near L’Orignal. The whole family pitched in to ensure the success of the venture, the first of its kind in the area. The labour-intensive preparation of seedlings, as well as the transplanting of indoor and outdoor plants all took place in the same greenhouses where people from the area – both veteran and neophyte gardeners – came to buy flowers, vegetable plants, shrubs and other gardening needs.
Next, Legaults opened a stall at the Byward Market on Ottawa, where their hanging baskets, fine herbs, pumpkins, ornamental and edible squashes were a hit with shoppers in the nation’s capital.
In 1982, the torch of the family business was passed to the next generation when François Legault and his wife Diane assumed ownership of Les Serres Legault with its 10,000 square feet of greenhouse space and twelve acres of land.
In 2003, François and Diane made a major business decision, opening the Garden Centre on Highway 34 in Hawkesbury. It opened its doors in May 2004 under the name Les Serres Legault, Legault Greenhouses. The greenhouses on Cassburn Road remain in service but are now reserved for propagating stock which is then transferred to the retail location at Hawkesbury. Every spring since 2004, François and Diane along with sons Pascal and Jonathan (a third generation of horticulturists) have been serving up a feast for the eyes of delighted customers. The family now operates more than 50,000 square feet of greenhouse space and employs twenty-six full-time workers during the growing season.