Peanut Centre Nursery is located on the corner of Highway 77 & Mersea Rd 6, just north of Leamington, Ontario, in what was formerly known as the hamlet of 'Peanut Centre'. The rich soil was prime for peanut growing and still is today for growing quality nursery stock.
For over 40 years, Peanut Centre Nursery has been providing quality plants to Windsor, Essex County, and surrounding areas. Established in 1973 by Ted & Josephine DeGoey, the farm changed from tomatoes to nursery stock, row by row. On the weekends, Ted would load up his wagon and truck and drive to the newly established subdivision that were popping up everywhere and sell his shrubs, even offering planting services. Often customers would refer Ted's services to a friend and from there Peanut Centre Nursery had begun. The nursery became a place were customers could come and dig their own shrubs and evergreens from the field at a reasonable price.
After his passing in March 1998, Ted's wife Josephine and their youngest son, Stephen, who was only 19 at the time, worked together for the spring season, planning to close the nursery for good. Stephen, who was attending Wilfrid Laurier University, made the decision to leave school and open the nursery as his full time career. Ownership changed hands later that year and Stephen set off to make Peanut Centre Nursery the garden centre and nursery that it is today.
Peanut Centre Nursery has evolved from a small coldframe greenhouse and 4 acres of field grown nursery stock to a full-service garden centre boasting a large perennial growing greenhouse and 8 acres of quality trees, shrubs, annuals, perennials, landscape boulders, mulches, soils & so much more.
Stephen continues to grow nursery stock and provide installation services, while his wife Katherine manages the retail garden centre.