The History of Pinecroft – Aylmer, Ontario

Pinecroft has been a thriving business in Elgin County since 1948, supplying fine quality earthenware and stoneware pottery and unique Canadian gifts to its’ customers. The Pinecroft Gallery and Gift Shop and Green Frog Tearoom occupy an original log cabin built in 1934 and overlook an expansive pond which attracts a great variety of wildlife from the Blue Heron to Canadian Geese. The 54 acre pine forest setting is reminiscent of Northern Muskoka, an ideal setting for creative artists. Arthur Caverly had the vision in the 1920′s to plant 85,000 pine seedlings and dredge a 2 1/2 acre lake with a team of horses. This early conservation has given us today, the beautiful tranquility of Pinecroft.  Pinecroft Pottery was started by Arthur Caverly’s daughter Selma and her husband Jimmie Clennell in 1948. It began as a small studio from which they wholesaled pottery to nearly 200 gift shops across Canada. Brenda (Caverly) Smith, Arthur’s granddaughter, came to Pinecroft in 1972 to carry on a family tradition. In 1982 Brenda and her husband Paul, moved the 1850 “Poustie” home from Aylmer to Pinecroft and began restoring it. Now completed, the home gracefully sits overlooking the property.

How to Find Us

Enjoy our hospitality seven days a week all year.
Pinecroft is one mile west of Aylmer, and one and a half miles south of Hwy. # 3 on Rogers Road South.
No Smoking anywhere on the property – No Picnics – No Pets
Take only photos, leave the plants and animals for all to enjoy
8122 Rogers Road South, Aylmer, Ontario N5H 2R4
Phone:519-773-3435 Fax:519-773-9061
Email: pinecroft@amtelecom.net
When using GPS navigation systems type in the address 8122 Rogers Rd. Malahide Township

 

Aylmer is halfway between St. Thomas and Tillsonburg on historic Highway # 3, and within an hour’s drive of London, the historic village of Sparta and many ports along the north shore of Lake Erie. Springwater Conservation Area is within walking distance. Aylmer is home to the Ontario Police College and in March, celebrates the migration of the Tundra Swans at the Aylmer Wildlife Management Area. Excellent live theater is provided in both Aylmer and Port Stanley. The area is also home to several fruit wineries.

 

Gift Shop Hours

From Victoria Day to Thanksgiving – 9:00am to 5:00pm (Summer Hours)

From Thanksgiving to Victoria Day – 10:00am to 4:00pm (Winter Hours)

The Green Frog Tearoom Hours

From Victoria Day to Thanksgiving (Summer Hours)

Monday to Saturday – Country Lunches – 11:00am to 3:30pm

Tea and Dessert – until 4:00pm

Sunday – Country Lunches – 11:00am to 2:30pm

From Thanksgiving to Victoria Day (Winter Hours)

Monday to Friday and Sunday – Country Lunches – 11:00am to 2:30pm

Tea and Desserts – until 3:00pm

Saturday Country Lunches – 11:00am to 3:30pm

Tea and Desserts – until 4:00pm

*Reservations are recommended but not required*

(519)-773-3435