Written By Jaime-Lynn Dyck
Celebrating 25 years in business, Chris and Karin Griffin have a great deal to be proud of.
They started as a landscaping company in 1998, located on Maryland Ave in Brandon. As their business continued to flourish, they realized they would need to expand their business to keep up with the demand. In 2013 they opened their doors at Patricia Ave and 34th Street. This was the beginning of the Alternative Choice Garden Centre, a staple in the south end of Brandon today. Located on 40 acres, this location is the home to their 4 departments; Alternative Landscaping, Alternative Yard Care, Alternative Choice Garden Centre, and Alternative Excavation.
The Garden Centre is a tropical paradise with indoor and outdoor plants. It has everything you need for your planting needs, as well as amazing patio, bbq, fashion, and décor items. For the do-it-yourselfer, pick up bulk materials including Barkman and Belgard brick products, wood mulches, crushed rock, river stone, soil, and more.
The Yard Care department offers a 4-season package, taking care of their customer’s needs in any season. Lawn maintenance, fall clean-up, and snow clearing. From a simple mow and weed to being there all winter long to ensure your driveway and sidewalks are cleared, Alternative Yard Care will be there for you.
Alternative Landscaping is a family business employing over 100 people. Chris and Karin now work side by side with their children, Spencer and Emma. As their kids grew up in the business, they began to love it just as their parents do. Emma is the Office Manager and Spencer is Operations Manager.
Alternative is a complete residential and commercial landscaping company. From creating planters and designing patios to excavating city streets, they are there to help. They will be celebrating 25 years with special contests, events, and activities all year long, watch their social media pages for details.