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Grow a Green Thumb

As winter finally fades to the spring and summer months, now is the perfect time to start seeding and planting your garden. It can feel like a daunting task to plan out exactly what types of plants make your garden look beautiful. Luckily, Surrey, BC is home to many beautiful gardens and nurseries to help you plan and get inspired.

1) Potters Nursery

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Potters Nursery offers 4 full service garden centers in Surrey, BC. With a wide variety annuals, perennials, hanging baskets, fruits and veggies, trees and shrubs, you’re sure to find exactly what you’re looking for. Potters even hosts a seasonal haunted house, and a christmas conversion to get you into the holiday spirit. Potters has quickly become the local go-to for gardeners.

2) West Coast Gardens

West Coast Gardens engages the community, and carries a wide variety of plants, home decor, herbs, vegetables, annuals and moss hanging baskets. With in-store workshops and events, such as birdcage planting events, and Family Day at West Coast Gardens with food, pony rides, and face painting, West Coast Gardens is a lovely place to plan and execute your gardening adventures.

3) Art Knapp Plantland

The Art Knapp Plantland is so much more than your typical garden or nursery. With 8 acres of indoor and outdoor nursery stock, a train ride, and a 18 hole mini golf, Art Knapp Plantland is a great place to spend the day with the family, including your furry friends, as Art Knapp is a pet friendly store. With everything from plants to pots, bird feeders to pet supplies, antique furniture to women’s fashion, Art Knapp Plantland has it all.

4) Port Kells Nursery


For family friendly fun, visit Port Kells Nurseries. Port Kells offers a full service, year around nursery and garden centre, goat and chicken barns, free seasonal pumpkin patch, hay rides, and hay maze. There is a play center for the kids with benches for mom and dad, and even eggs from the chickens for sale at the front desk.With lots of specialty departments such as the wood shop, the tropical design, and water gardens, Port Kells has been the trusted garden center for many landscapers and gardeners in Surrey, BC.

5) Zaklan Heritage Farm


A bit of a departure from a traditional nursery or garden, Zaklan Heritage Farm has been producing locally grown produce that is motivated by the environment and creating a positive change for Surrey, BC residents. Learn and get inspired by Zaklan’s as all produce is grown without synthetic chemicals, using organic compost and sustainable soil management. With eggs available from the free run chickens that live on the farm, fed without corn, GMO’s or soy, you can feel good about eating what comes from Zaklan Heritage Farm. The products grown at Zaklan Heritage farm can be purchased at local farmers markets such as Surrey Urban Market, or Royal City Market. You can also pick up produce and eggs on the Farm on Saturdays, and roam the farm and say hello to the Llama that calls Zaklan’s home.

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