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Our History

Welcome to Salisbury

The idea of Salisbury Greenhouse was born in a small garage-side greenhouse on Helen and Fred Sproule’s property here in Sherwood Park, Alberta. Helen noticed a demand for bedding plants and started growing and selling them locally to her neighbours. The seeds had, quite literally, been sown and in three short years Fred quit his full-time job to help Helen grow their new business.  Salisbury Greenhouse started out as a family-owned and operated business and we’re proud to report that it continues to be one today. All six of Helen and Fred’s children helped out in the greenhouse, and it was Bob, their oldest son, who bought the business so his parents could retire. Today, Bob co-owns Salisbury Greenhouse with his three sons, Adam, David, and Rob.


As the business grew, Salisbury Greenhouse’s services did as well, expanding from wholesale bedding plants to also include cut flowers, retail, interior landscaping, and exterior landscaping. In 1993, Adam Sproule started Salisbury Landscaping, which has since become an award-winning firm that is well-known for its innovative and stunning landscaping designs. 

Most recently, Salisbury Greenhouse has acquired the Enjoy Centre in St. Albert, Alberta further extending our reach to the local community. Like Salisbury Greenhouse, Salisbury at Enjoy provides shoppers with a unique one-stop shopping experience with an abundant plant selection, retail centre, and gardening accessories. Additionally, the Enjoy Centre also has a full spa, cafe and restaurant, whole foods store, and offers a truly stunning event space. 

What started out as a small, home-based business has grown into the much larger operation that you see today proving just how important shopping locally is. While our reach now extends beyond Sherwood Park, our values remain the same, and we pride ourselves in continuing to provide quality products to our local neighbours—we just have more of them now! After all, gardening is about community, and it’s our goal to share our love of the garden with you while helping to inspire future generations of gardeners. Discover your love for gardening today at Salisbury Greenhouse!

Our Roots

1965
Helen Sproule begins selling greenhouse-grown bedding plants. It all started in the small greenhouse attached to her garage built by her husband, Fred.
1965
1968
Fred Sproule leaves his full-time job to work with Helen.
1968
1970
Business took off quickly with the need for more greenhouses. A few additional buildings are constructed to support the demand. The supply for cut flowers multiplies, and the Sproule family begins offering products for the wholesale floral trade.
1970
1975
All of Helen and Fred’s six children help out in the business. Bob Sproule, their oldest son, starts working full-time at the greenhouse.
1975
1980
Bob purchases Salisbury, allowing Fred and Helen to retire. The wholesale growing business starts expanding, and additional land and greenhouses are acquired to meet the demands. The Salisbury Greenhouse entrance changes from the Whitecroft subdivision to Range Road 232 (as it is today).
1980
1990
Salisbury continues to grow and expand, especially in the interior landscaping scene. On average, we install over 50 truckloads of tropicals and houseplants per year in the Edmonton region.
1990
1993
Exterior landscaping is added to the Salisbury lineup of services. Bob’s son, Adam, joins the business and quickly builds up the landscaping vision to focus on designs built for single-family homes.
1993
1995
Salisbury changes the focus of the business from the wholesale market over to retail.
1995
2006
Bob's sons, Rob and David, take a more active role and buy into the family business.
2006
2015
Salisbury Greenhouse celebrates 50 years in business.
2015
2021
The Salisbury family grows to acquire the Enjoy Garden Centre in St. Albert, thereby establishing Salisbury at Enjoy.
2021

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