|Founded in 1988 by the husband and wife
team of Paul Jenkins and Miriam Goldberger, Wildflower
Farm began as wholesale dried flower growers. In 1991,
Wildflower Farm expanded to become a pick your own flower
farm. This quickly attracted the attention of people in
Southern Ontario, drawing thousands of people to the farm
during the summer months.
Over the years, Miriam and Paul became increasingly
interested in the low maintenance advantages of growing
native wildflowers. Working with plants that required no
watering, no fertilizing and minimal annual maintenance
was very attractive. At that time there were very few
sources for truly native wildflower seeds and the seeds
that were available were very expensive and of dubious
quality and origin. Seeing an opportunity, in 1997,
Wildflower Farm expanded its focus and has since
blossomed into becoming a leading native seed grower supplying hardy, native
perennial seeds and site specific wildflower seed
mixes to homeowners, landscape contractors,
municipalities and corporations.
During this same time, what began as a simple walk in the
forest planted a seed in the minds of Miriam and Paul,
when they spotted clumps of a rich green grass growing in
the deep shade of the northern woods. Perhaps, they
thought, these emerald patches could be used as natural
grass pathways for their wildflower meadows. Trial and
error led to the development of the drought-tolerant, low
maintenance turf grass Eco-Lawn™ from a blend of
fine fescue grasses, a move which has changed the
face of "lawnscaping" for homeowners and
businesses across North America.
Tens of thousands of homeowners, businesses, governments
and municipalities now enjoy the benefits of reduced
mowing and reduced watering, while at the same time
eliminating the use of dangerous lawn chemicals.
Originally located on a 100 acre farm near Schomberg,
Ontario, in the autumn of 2004, Wildflower Farm moved the
entire operation to a farm near Coldwater, Ontario to
concentrate on creating the largest native seed
production facility in Ontario.