Budd Gardens Perennials ... Since 1911

2832 Innes Road
Ottawa, Ontario
K1B 4K4


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Peter and Theresa Budd
Theresa and Peter Budd
Michael and Isabelle Budd on Innes Road
Isabelle and Michael Budd
Don and David
Don and David Budd

Our original Ukrainian name was Bodnaryk and it was shortened to Budd by my grandfather, Peter, after he arrived in Ottawa in 1904. Peter had been orphaned at an early age (his mother died at child birth) and later his father was struck by lightning while working in the field and Peter raised by the people of the village. When he read a poster asking for people to come to Canada, he sold his small piece of land and boarded a boat to Quebec City. With the rest of his money he purchased a train ticket west, but only had enough to get to Ottawa. My grandmother Theresa, arrived in 1913 and by then my grandfather was a widower with a young son, and they were soon married. They had four more sons, one of them our father Michael. My brother David and I grew up in the family gardening business, working in our fields in Blackburn and selling vegetables on the Byward Market. We took over from our parents Michael and Isabelle, in the early 1970's and eventually started growing perennials only. Through the years our wives Evelyn and Doris, and our children Sharon, Jennifer, Brian, Julie and David Jr. have worked with Budd Gardens, making it a true 'family business'.

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