Wallish Greenhouses began in Edmonton in 1919 with John and Sally Wallish's market gardening business located near present day Yellowhead Trail and Wayne Gretzky Drive. They grew vegetable starter plants in the Spring, and fresh vegetables during the Summer and early Fall. These were sold at the City Market in Edmonton.
John and Sally's sons, Robert and Charlie, continued the family tradition and took over the business in the 1960's. They relocated to Sherwood Park and shifted the focus from vegetables to bedding plants. They still maintained the market garden and Robert continued to sell bedding plants and vegetables at the City Market until the 1980s. During this time they built their reputation as producers of high quality wholesale bedding plants.
In 1990 Wallish Greenhouses moved into the third generation when Charlie's son, Glenn, and his wife, Louise, joined the business. In the mid 1990's, they relocated the greenhouses to the present location and opened the retail garden centre. Glenn's sister, Sharon, and her husband, Dan, became part of the family tradition when they joined the business in 2000. During this time, our Edmonton greenhouses have grown from 20,000 to just over 100,000 square feet of greenhouse space. Charlie and wife Nellie still actively help out during the spring.
Over the years many changes have occurred at Wallish Greenhouses, but our focus remains to produce a fantastic selection of high quality plants grown in the Alberta climate for Alberta gardeners.