Our History

 

Original Bylands storefront

When Adrian Byland arrived in Canada from Holland in 1953, he brought a family tradition of growing nursery stock that dated back to the 1700s. Three years later, Adrian and wife Katie bought their first 12 acres of land near Kelowna and began growing fruit trees for the local orchard industry.

Adrian and John Byland

Adrian Byland with son John Byland

Katie Byland and John Byland field

Katie Byland with son John Byland

The demand for landscape plants surpassed that of fruit trees in the 1970s as the Okanagan population began to grow. At this time, container grown plant material was introduced to the nursery industry, allowing nurseries to sell their plants year round instead of just early spring. Adrian Byland was quick to recognize the importance of this development and Bylands was one of the first nurseries in Canada to grow container plants in commercial quantities.

Bylands Nurseries remains a family-run enterprise with two generations working in the business. Wholesale division is owned and operated by John Byland and retail division is owned and operated by Maria Byland.

Today, Bylands Nurseries encompasses 500+ acres of land and grows in excess of three million plants annually. Despite our growth, Adrian's mission of responsibly providing the highest quality stock is still the focal point of Bylands Nurseries. After all, it is our family tradition.

Original Bylands Farm

Original Bylands Farm