Dave and Annemiek own Pacific Growers in Blaine, Washington. We are located 1 mile south of the Canadian border and 10 miles east of the Pacific Ocean. Our family has been in the flower business for many generations. Our great-grandparents grew flower crops outdoors in the Netherlands and our grandparents started greenhouse crops. After Dave and Miek married in the Netherlands they moved to Washington State and started Van Wingerden Greenhouses with his brother Mike in the 1980s. In 1988, Dave and Miek bought an old 80 acre dairy farm and renovated it, starting Pacific Growers on the Markworth Rd.
Pacific Growers is now a large family business. Along with founder, Dave Sr., all of his six children - Kim, Kevin, Dustin, David, Barb and Bensen are fully involved in running the business. Each year they plant and product more than 100,000 hanging baskets, over a million bedding plants and annuals.
We supply quality plants to retailers and large chain stores as far south as California and as far north as Alaska.
Pacific Growers has 2 neighboring locations totaling about 10 acres under glass and about 1 acre outdoor. A new, 5 acre addition, will be complete in late 2020.
Our year begins growing and transplanting plugs into bedding plants and hanging baskets. Our Spring crop includes geraniums, impatiens, petunias, marigolds, and a variety of accent foliage etc. After the busy Spring season starts slowing down, we continue having a selection of things to sell during the summer months. For the Fall we have mums, kale, and other ornamental things for in peoples yards and front porches. Poinsettias are also rooted during this time. Once we transition into Fall, the greenhouses empty out and we do some maintenance before shipping Poinsettias and beginning the cycle again. We have recently added large tropical foliage plants and plan to supply those to our local retailers for the Winter months.
In addition to keeping all of the family members busy, Pacific Growers presently employs over 70 employees from February through June and about 45 employees from July to January.
We are only open to the public for a few Saturdays in the Spring. You can get the dates and hours on the "Directions & Hours" tab above.