The Enjoy Garden Centre in St. Albert will soon be known as Salisbury at Enjoy when a new operator takes over.
The garden center was best known for being home to Hole’s Greenhouse, which opened up shop in the Enjoy Centre in 2011. Hole’s Greenhouse had been a community staple in St. Albert for around 50 years before the family decided to sell the business in 2019.
Now, Salisbury Greenhouses, a Sherwood Park business, is branching out and will be the new co-owners of Salisbury at Enjoy.
"You can't fill Lois (Hole's) shoes. But what we want to do is really bring back the family business, bring back the focus on community, to this garden center -- and in a way, fulfill that legacy that way," said Rob Sproule, part of the business' third-generation ownership, standing amongst his family and partners.
According to Sproule, the family was approached about operating at the Enjoy center a year ago, which they saw as a very exciting opportunity.
The part-owner talked about a "turning point" in gardening, partially brought on by the pandemic driving people to find sanctuary in their own backyards. The same thing happened in 2002, after 9/11 shocked the world.
"I think we're at a real turning point in gardening right now where people are gorging more of their own food and they're going to keep growing more of their own food and younger people have discovered their yards, discovered their gardens."
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