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Get into gardening with your local garden centre

Sep 30, 2015

It happens to the best of us...

You head to the big box store with the best of intentions… start a garden, add a little greenery to your house or office, or beautify your landscape.  A few weeks down the road, you are at a loss as to why your beautiful plant is failing to thrive. You begin the cycle of too much water, too little water, frustration, despair.  Eventually you give up and pass the plant off to a friend with a ‘greener thumb’ or toss it in the trash, defeated.


Before you give up on gardening altogether, here’s the top tip from the greenest thumbs we know: 

Shop at a local garden centre.  Particularly one who grows their own plants.

Although we have tons of reasons for why you should shop local, the main reason to buy your plants from local growers is that their plants are raised and best suited for our growing environment. A plant shipped in from other areas of North America won’t be as capable of handling our hot summers and wet winters.

These local garden centers, all part of the Circle Farm Tour guide, grow almost all of their own plants and are an excellent source for new and experienced gardeners.  

Here are 6 of our favourites:


Cedar Rim Nursery

7024 Glover Road, Langley

Monday - Saturday 9-6

Sunday & Holidays 10-5


Tanglebank Gardens

29985 Downes Rd, Abbotsford

Mon to Sat 9:00 to 4:00pm


Amsterdam Greenhouses & Garden Centre

19100 Old Dewdney Trunk Road, Pitt Meadows

Monday - Friday 9am to 9pm

Saturday - Sunday 9am - 6pm


Minter Country Garden

10015 Young Road North, Chilliwack

Monday-Friday: 8:30am - 6pm
Saturday: 8:30am - 5:30pm
Sundays & Holidays: 10am - 5pm
Labour Day: 10am - 5pm


Little Mountain Garden Centre

47558 Yale Road, Chilliwack

Monday- Saturday: 8:30am - 6:00pm
Sunday & Holidays: 10:00am - 5:00pm


Milner Village Garden Centre

6690 216th Street, Langley

Monday - Saturday 9-5

Sunday & Holidays 10-5

There are 5 Circle Farm Tours to explore:

Tours are self-guided with road maps and detailed descriptions provided on the website and downloadable brochures.

Agassiz / Harrison Mills




Maple Ridge / Pitt Meadows

Click to find one of the farm fresh locations near you or plan your trip around a few of them, that's what the Circle Farm Tour is all about!

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We can't wait to see what you get up to!

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