The Green Spot History
The Green Spot Home and Garden is a locally-owned business in the community of Brandon, Manitoba. It is located on a ten-acre parcel of land nestled at the east end of Rosser Avenue, beside CP Rail and the Assiniboine River. In 1978, the Vreeman family started The Green Spot as a small market garden and greenhouse operation. Eventually the market garden gave way to full greenhouse production and underwent major expansion from 1999 to 2003. The Green Spot was purchased by Bernie Whetter in 2007 and has further developed into a full retail location alongside the greenhouse operation which still maintains a family run feel.
The Rest of our Story
The Green Spot is now a year-round destination for a little dose of soothing green in all seasons. Relax by our tropical fish pond or be amused by the antics of our popular feathered friends!
We are now all under one roof. Sip a special drink or enjoy lunch at The Secret Garden Café (by Chez Angela). Giftware, cut flowers, and floral arrangements for any occasion are beautifully presented through The BloomBox Flower Studio located on-site at the Green Spot. Visit The Green Spot in any season when you are looking for a unique item in potted plants, home décor, fashion, or a special gift!
You may be familiar with the special events we host including our popular fashion shows, garden clubs/school tours and even private occasions like weddings and Christmas parties!
The Green Spot reinvents as the seasons change - from Spring and Summer gardening to a welcoming fall environment, and into our striking Christmas Unwrapped display in the winter!
We value offering a quality experience to our clients and hope to do this by creating a welcoming environment, sourcing unique products, and sharing our knowledge.
Special Initiatives and Partnerships
The Green Spot places a high priority on being a good neighbour by supporting other local businesses and organizations as well as reducing our environmental footprint!
We are delighted to see so many quality products being created right here in Manitoba! Our in-store “Manitoba Foods Market” is growing with a variety of locally-produced meats, soups, dairy items, maple syrup, spice mixes, flour, and more! We also have a selection of unique, locally-made furniture!
While we have to go offshore for some product, The Green Spot purchases as much Canadian product as possible. We produce all our annual and perennial stock right here and are always looking for ways to shop local ourselves!
The Green Spot recycles on a daily basis including pallets, soil and plant material, cardboard, paper and plastics. Twice a year our customers help this effort when we host Recycle days to collect used containers and trays. We reuse many plastics that would otherwise go to the landfill. Many of the remaining containers can be shredded on-site and repurposed into new products elsewhere. Thank-you to Lewis Reclamation and our participating customers for working alongside the Green Spot to reduce plastic waste!