When Adrian Byland arrived in Canada from Holland in 1953, he brought with him a family tradition of growing nursery stock. One that 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.
The demand for landscape plants surpassed that of fruit trees in the 1970s, as the Okanagan population began to expand. It was during this time, that 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.
Today, Bylands Nurseries encompasses 400 acres of land and grows in excess of three million plants annually. Despite growth, Adrian’s mission of providing the highest quality plants is still the focal point of the company. Simply put, it is family tradition!