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Kiwi History

Learn about the history of our family business, from our New Zealand farming roots to our continued growth as a grower and supplier of over 1,000 prairie hardy trees, shrubs and perennials to local Albertans.

Our Nursery Has a New Look

Muralist Brings New Zealand to Our Alberta Nursery If you've ever visited our nursery, you've probably noticed a few grey trailers around the property. Over the years we have converted these trailers to become our office building, staff facilities, and even our new washrooms, which have not been opened to the public yet. You may [...]

The Shack Murals

The Shack The Shack, as we call it, was painted with New Zealand and our history in mind. Sharing Murray and Alison‘s beginnings in New Zealand has always been very important to us, so when Muralist Robert Murray asked us what we'd like to have painted on our trailers, the answer was easy. We combed [...]

40 Years of Fun

Over the past 40 years, the Munro’s have experienced many of life’s ups and downs, put in thousands of working hours at the nursery, and have continued to prosper at the forefront of the Horticulture industry. Alison and Murray have had the opportunity to watch their business and their family grow side-by-side; both expanding as […]

Grow with Kiwi

With over 40 years of knowledge in landscaping and growing practices we are proud to share what we know. Check back here for our plant recommendations, growing tips and more.

September Gardening Tips

5 Things to Do This Month for Your Vegetable Garden As the weather turns cooler, the busiest part of our vegetable season has come to an end, but there is still much to do before we can hang up our garden gloves for the year. September is a month to wrap up this year's production [...]

Seed Saving & Storage

  The Easiest Seeds to Save Peas & Beans   Peas and beans are harvested for seed once the pods have dried, simply leave the pods on the plant until they turn brown and start to dry. However, you will want to avoid frost, if frost threatens you can pull the plant and hang upside […]

The Best Shade Trees for Alberta Yards

Create Your Own Shady Oasis   Deciduous trees are beneficial for many reasons. They improve air quality and reduce greenhouse gasses, reduce noise pollution, and they can even help to reduce stress. They provide shelter for the local wildlife, can increase property value and, if positioned right, they can even help provide privacy from nosey […]

Kiwi Recipes

Some our favourite recipes for our favourite prairie hardy plants. Everything from garden produce to foraged finds to backyard food forest, if it grows in Alberta we have an edible or herbal recipe to share.

Garden to Kitchen : Apples

Recipes for Your Harvested Apples If you have an apple tree or two, you probably also have a bunch of apples by the time September rolls around. Bushels of apples are a true mark that fall has arrived and nothing says it's fall, like a slice of good ol' apple pie. While everyone loves apple [...]

5 Recipes for Your Garden Zucchini

1. Carrot Zucchini Muffins   Breakfast Try this delicious blend of garden vegetables, fruit, & spices for a breakfast muffin that makes the healthy choice a tasty choice. This recipe uses only whole grain flours, is dairy free and naturally sweetened with apples, honey & maple syrup. Our Printable PDF Recipe : Carrot Zucchini Muffins […]