Sylvia van Oort

Sylvia van Oort

In 1996, Sylvia van Oort planted a few rows of flowers in a corner of her vegetable garden. Over the course of 22 years, this small plot has blossomed into a robust agri-business that occupies more than two acres of cultivated land.

Today, Sylvia’s Plant Place grows annuals, perennials and woody plants, which she transforms into bouquets for weddings and other special occasions, as well as gifts and seasonal bouquet subscriptions. They also wholesale flowers to several area florists and grocery stores located in Perth, Westport, and Kingston.

Sylvia's Plan Place


Sylvia’s Plant Place, ‘Cut flowers from the ground up’

In this talk, Sylvia will share how her flower growing business started, how it has changed over time and how she operates today. She will explore various methods of growing, harvesting, arranging and selling her flowers, as well as the lifecycle of her top 10 flowers.