Laportes Nursery is Ottawa's premier garden centre selling plants, tools and landscaping supplies

About J.A. Laporte Flowers & Nursery

Family Owned & Operated

A photo of Thérèse and Roger Laporte, wearing bright purple tshirts, in front of lush flower arrangements.

Thérèse and Roger Laporte

Founded in 1960, Thérèse and Roger Laporte established what was then called Roger Laporte Flowers and Nursery by purchasing land and building their very first greenhouse.Twenty-two years later Thérèse and Roger partially-retire, and their son Jean took ownership of the business along with his then-girlfriend Estelle. Now married, Jean and Estelle Laporte have established their mom-and-pop owned business as a one of Ottawa’s most reputable garden centres. As a second generation family owned and operated business, the Nursery’s roots run deep within Ottawa’s East End. Furthermore, inspired by the four generations of gardeners that came before them, Nicolas and Monika Laporte, Jean and Estelle’s children, are thrilled and honoured to carry on the  family’s legacy already deeply embedded in the community.

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With over 2,500 varieties of plants, 17 greenhouses and over 200,000 square feet of  nursery, and retail store, J.A. Laporte Flowers & Nursery is among Eastern Ontario’s largest garden centres.

As one of Ottawa’s premier garden centres, we take great pride in providing our customers with the  very best in quality, selection and service.

And as a member of Botanix, we offer top-quality products at box-store prices.



Jean and Estelle Laporte


Second generation owners Estelle and Jean Laporte draw on their many years of horticultural experience to accurately answer all your gardening related questions. Both Estelle and Jean are in-store and ready to answer any and all of your gardening queries.

Look for them in the information booth, centrally located near the children’s playground.


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Our quality is unmatched!

Unlike other garden centres, we sell ONLY top of the line, high-quality plants.

Our horticulture specialists carefully monitor and care for all plants – from seedling to sale!

We never compromise on quality and all our stock is guaranteed healthy.


We sell over 2,500 varieties of plants – offering one of the largest selections in all of Eastern Ontario!

From annuals to perennials to shrubs to vines, we have everything you need to create the perfect garden.

Locally grown plants

We grow our own plants!

Many of our plants are grown onsite in one of our 17 greenhouses.

There are many benefits to buying locally grown plants:

hardier plants locally grown plantsHardier plants: locally grown plants are accustomed to local weather and growing conditions
locally grown plantsBuying locally helps boost the area’s economy
plants grown locallyPlants that are grown locally reduce transportation costs and fuel consumption
healthy local grown plantsLocally grown plants are healthier and free from foreign diseases and pests

Customer service

Our friendly and knowledgeable staff is there to assist you every step of the way.

We offer a personalized service that includes:

help selecting plants finding plantsHelping you select the right plants for your garden
gardening toolsProviding you with the right tools and advice to maintain a thriving garden
great customer serviceLoading your purchases into your car


We’re members of:

ottawa better business bureauBetter Business Bureau – Click to review our rating
landscape ontario professional memberLandscape Ontario (Professional Member)