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Dutchmaster wins bronze medal at Essen

January 29, 2016  By Dave Harrison

Jan. 29, 2016, Essen, Germany — Dutchmaster Nurseries of Brougham, Ont., was a bronze medal winner in this year’s AIPH (International Association of Horticultural Producers) Grower of the Year competition.

Costa Farms of the U.S. topped the “Finished Plant and Trees” category, followed by Majestic Trees of the U.K. (silver), and Dutchmaster (bronze) and Dashun International Flower of China (bronze).

The awards were presented during this week’s IPM Essen show.


Dutchmaster Nurseries is one of the leading wholesale nurseries in Ontario, producing trees, shrubs and perennials for wholesale purposes and shipping throughout eastern Canada and the eastern United States. 

It was founded in 1971 by Henry Tillaart Sr., a Dutch immigrant who had been working in the landscaping industry.

The family-owned business now includes a third generation of family members.

Dutchmaster Nurseries cultivates over 1,500 acres of land in the Durham region, with the majority dedicated to the growing of large caliper trees, the primary plant category.

In addition to deciduous and coniferous caliper trees, it also offers a wide range of shrubs, ornamental grasses and perennials, many of which are propagated in its own greenhouses.

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