Meet Darlene den Haan…
Darlene den Haan’s farm in Lawrencetown has been in the family for almost fifty years. The business began as a commercial vegetable greenhouse operation, growing hothouse vegetables and a wide range of flowers. Today, den Haan’s Garden World boasts a flourishing nursery and garden centre as well; a year-round destination for indoor and outdoor gardening and garden themed home décor.
In 1999, the den Haan family invested in a modern state of the art greenhouse. The three-acre glass range produces tomatoes to be sold in Loblaw stores as well as local farm markets throughout the Maritimes, and of course, their own garden centre.
Den Haan signed on to the Environmental Farm Plan Program in 1998. She also turned her business into the first closed greenhouse system in Canada, which means she recycles the nutrients fed to her plants, rather than allowing the extra nutrients and chemicals seep into and contaminate the ground.
Den Haan’s Garden World
12688 Highway 1, Lawrencetown, Annapolis County, NS