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Our team consists of professionals with a wide range of expertise and experience.

Meryl Coombs

President – General Manager

Meryl has been successfully growing plants on the prairies for more than 30 years. He began his career at a local Calgary garden centre and moved into the position of head grower. He then held the position of Head Gardener on a private estate for 13 years, as well as operating his own landscape design & construction company. He brought the name and landscape business to create Spruce It Up Garden Centre. He currently hosts a live phone-in gardening show called “Let’s Talk Gardening” on News Talk 770 am on Sunday mornings from 9am-11am.

Let's Talk Gardening

Brad Watson

Operations Manager

Brad has been with Spruce It Up since June 2014. He has been working in the Garden Centre industry his entire adult life; his passion for the industry started at the age of 18. He has worked in all aspects of the business with expertise in everything from operations to purchasing. Brad has a vast knowledge base of anything lawn and garden and takes great pride in providing customers with the education on products we carry in the store. E-mail Brad at brad@siugc.ca.

Rocky, The Garden Centre Cat

Team Mascot

Rocky came with the garden centre. Rocky loves to be petted and he is always looking for his treats. You will usually find Rocky curled up sleeping at the cash registers where everyone can see and pet him. Be careful when you leave, he has hitched a few rides. Hey kids – email Rocky at rocky@siugc.ca and tell him about your adventures at Spruce It Up!!

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December Hours:
Monday – Friday 9-8
Saturday – Sunday 9-6

Christmas Hours:
December 24 9-1
December 25 – Closed
December 26-30 10-5
December 31 – Closed

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777 - 210 Ave SE
Macleod Trail S & 210 Ave SE
Calgary, AB
T2X 1K4

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