In the spring of 2000, Kim Thistle and Sean Dolter opened "The Greenhouse and Garden Store" in beautiful Little Rapids, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada. Kim, having grown up in the business, has not strayed far from her roots. She worked with her parents, Don and Sylvia, for a number of years before deciding to go back to school and study horticulture. Upon graduation from Nova Scotia Agricultural College she returned to the family business. Once she met Sean, the two decided to go out on their own and moved the business to the present property in Little Rapids. Both parents still help out but it is now, thankfully, their hobby. Sean moved back to Newfoundland in 1992 and has been working outside the Greenhouse with the Model Forest of Newfoundland and Labrador. He remains active in the landscape design portion of the operation and you’ll always see him on weekends and nights.
The Greenhouse employs up to ten people during peak season. We all work very hard at creating harmony between nature and the products we sell. Protecting the environment is near and dear to our souls.