Our Story

It All Started With a Couple of Kiwis

Kiwi Nurseries Ltd. is a family owned and operated business that all started with a couple of Kiwis. In 1976, Murray Munro took the plunge and moved from New Zealand to Canada. Here in Alberta, he set out to continue his passion for horticulture by founding Kiwi Landscaping, with his wife Alison, in 1979. Kiwi Landscaping’s beginnings were to provide commercial landscaping services to Albertan clients.

In 1990, the land where Kiwi Nurseries Ltd. currently operates was purchased as a place to grow trees to supply our own landscaping projects. However as word spread of the tree nursery, there was an overwhelming demand to sell to the public and Kiwi Nurseries Ltd. was formed in 2003. With Murray working as the superintendent of the landscaping crew and Alison working behind the scenes, the commercial nursery continued to grow into the retail sales centre it is today… and we are still growing!

Kiwi Nurseries Ltd. has always been a family venture with both daughters involved. Murray and Alison’s eldest daughter, Kathryn, joined the team full-time in 2006-2015, followed by Ashleigh from 2012 to present. Although Kathryn will always be involved in the business in many ways, she currently works elsewhere full-time, pursuing career goals outside the family business.

Since 2003, Kiwi Landscaping and Kiwi Nurseries have worked in tandem to help our community and clients become a greener, cleaner, and a more beautiful place, providing the largest selection of high-quality prairie hardy trees, shrubs and perennials in the Tri-Municipal region. As of today, we are still growing prairie hardy trees on our 224 acre nursery and we continue to provide our clientele with superior customer service; however, we have begun to shift focus to our retail nursery and services, including our ever-expanding plant selection, garden accessories & hard goods, delivery & planting, tree moving and wholesale pricing.

For more about our story and the history of Kiwi Nurseries Ltd and Kiwi Landscaping (1983) Ltd. visit our Blog.