Creekside Growers Dahlia Farm

with Nick and Hilary VanderHeideĀ 

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In this episode of Down the Garden Path, Joanne Shaw welcomes Nick and Hilary VanderHeide of Creekside Growers to discuss their dahlia farm in Delhi, Ontario.

Tune in to learn more about Creekside Growers Dahlia Farm.

  • Nick and Hilary VanderHeide started Creekside Growers in 2009 on a farm in a little-known Ontario Hamlet called Hartford, about 45 minutes outside Hamilton toward Lake Erie.
  • Since the start of Creekside Growers in 2009, Nick and Hilary have grown the business into many different sectors. Creekside Growers started as a field-grown wholesale cut peony producer and has since diversified into field-grown wholesale cut dahlias, greenhouse-grown wholesale cut dahlias, and greenhouse-grown dahlia plugs produced from cuttings.
  • Dahlia tubers produced from divisions and cuttings are sold to both wholesale and retail customers.
  • In 2017, Creekside Growers moved to a new farm outside Delhi, Ontario in Norfolk County and has expanded every year since.
  • They farm on 14 acres and 1 acre of greenhouse.
  • Nick and Hilary raise their four children right on the farm where they are homeschooled and have tons of opportunities to be part of the business, learning everything from growing to marketing and even farming finances.
  • Hilary also has a thriving onsite store, The Flower Shack, and the largest u-cut dahlia field in Canada that caters to cash-and-carry customers as well as providing services for weddings, funerals, events, etc. It is a full-service flower shop catering to the Norfolk County area.
  • They also sell a Bloom Box which contains recommended dahlia varieties, fertilizer, quality plant tags and quality clippers.
  • Nicks parting tip: A little bleach in the water helps cut dahlias last longer!
  • Creekside Growers sells all their dahlia tubers through their online store at

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