Welcome to Kiwi Nurseries Ltd.
Kiwi Nurseries Ltd. is a family owned and operated business providing its clients with quality, prairie hardy plant material and superior customer service.
After taking the plunge and moving from New Zealand to Canada in 1976, Murray Munro set out to continue his passion for horticulture by founding Kiwi Landscaping with his wife, Alison in 1979. Kiwi Landscaping’s beginnings were to provide commercial landscaping services to Albertan clients.
In 1990, the land from where the nursery currently operates was purchased. As word spread of the nursery, there was an overwhelming demand to sell to the public, and Kiwi Nurseries Ltd., was formed in 2003. With Murray working as the superintendent of the landscaping crew and Alison working behind the scenes, this was the beginning of Kiwi Nurseries Ltd.
The original idea behind the nursery was to use the land as a place to grow trees to supply our own landscaping projects. Over the years, we had many individuals wander into the gate asking if they could buy trees, and eventually the commercial nursery turned into a retail sales center.
Although Kiwi Nurseries Ltd., has always been a family venture with both daughters involved, Murray and Alison’s eldest daughter, Kathryn, joined the team full-time in 2006-2015, followed by Ashleigh from 2012 to present. Although Kathryn will always be involved in the business in many ways, she currently works elsewhere full-time, pursuing career goals outside the family business.
Since 2003, Kiwi Landscaping and Kiwi Nurseries have worked in tandem to help our community and clients become a greener, cleaner, and more beautiful place. As of 2014, we are still a grower of prairie hardy trees on our 224 acre nursery, and aim to provide our clientele with superior customer service.
We are always expanding our Retail services, and are proud to provide the largest selection of high-quality prairie hardy Trees, Shrubs and Perennials in the Tri-Municipal region. We have been providing quality commercial landscaping services since 1983, but are shifting our focus to our retail nursery and services including our ever-expanding plant selection, garden accessories & hard goods, retail delivery & planting, tree moving and wholesale pricing.
Murray and Alison Munro - the owners and founders of Kiwi Nurseries Ltd., and Kiwi Landscaping (1983) Ltd.
Murray started his horticultural apprenticeship at Diack’s Nursery in Invercargill, New Zealand at the age of 15, where he found a passion for horticulture. He is the site superintendent for the landscaping crew and manages the nursery. Murray has more than 45 years landscaping and nursery experience and is a Journeyman Landscape Gardener.
Alison has many different hats to wear, and she wears them all very well. She is not only the accountant and estimator, but is also the operations manager, safety officer, and site coordinator. She is great behind the scenes and right there to step in when you need a hand with anything else. She is also a Journeyman Landscape Gardener.
Ashleigh joined the family business full time in 2012 after completing her Business Management Entrepreneur diploma at NAIT and gaining some outside experience in the retail and landscape industries. With the growth of the retail yard, it was a natural fit for Ashleigh to put her experience and entrepreneurial vision to work and immediately began modernizing and expanding the retail yard. During her time at the Nursery, Ashleigh has made it more customer friendly by making it easier to find and navigate, and by re-vamping the website and creating an online presence. She manages all daily nursery operations including incoming orders, customer service, staff management, outgoing retail and commercial orders, delivery and planting scheduling and also represents Kiwi Nurseries at BNI, a weekly business networking group in the Parkland area.
Kiwi Nurseries Ltd., and Kiwi Landscaping (1983) Ltd. also employs 15+ local employees each season and is always looking for great staff to join our team!