May 1, 1979 a dream became reality when Jocelyn & I, John Langendoen, started Willowbrook Nurseries. At first we rented 30 acres on Balfour Road in Fenwick, Ontario; we planted crops, started container growing and constructed a greenhouse on the property while still working other jobs.
In 1981 we purchased our first 10 acres and needed to hire. Rob Bouwers joined the Willowbrook Nurseries team in 1982 and is still here with us today working as a Sales Manager.
Four years past and we quit our other jobs and devoted all our time and energy to Willowbrook Nurseries.