Thomas Hobbs and Brent Beattie’s Open Garden on July 6st (Saturday)

Date: July 6 (Saturday)
Time: 10:00 am to 2:00 pm
Location: 22613 2nd Ave (@ 224th St), Langley Twp, BC
RSVP by June 25
. Limited to 50 participants so first come first serve.
RSVP with your name(s) to

Note: Participants are responsible for arranging their own carpooling and ferry reservations.

Below are ferry times that could work:

Long Harbour to Tsawwassen: departs at 6:15am, arrives at 7:40am (non-stop)
Tsawwassen to Long Harbour:  departs at 3:35pm, arrives at 6:30pm (3 stops)

Thomas Hobbs is a renowned Canadian horticulturist.  He is much admired for his plant knowledge and trendsetting garden design featured in many garden magazines.  Thomas is also an internationally known author.  He has written several great books.  Both the The Jewel Box and Shocking Beauty are well worth reading.  Thomas Hobbs and his partner, Brent Beattie, own and operate Southlands Nursery, near Southwest Marine Drive in Vancouver.  The 1.5 acre nursery is beautifully laid out, and stocked with an astonishing range of beautifully grown plants and great looking pots and urns of every description. 

When Thomas Hobbs and partner Brent Beattie ran out of garden space after two decades in their Point Grey home, they spent a year looking in the Fraser Valley for a wider canvas on which to realize their dream garden.  There, close to the United States border, they found it:  a 20-acre farm now known as, simply, The Farm.  They transformed the former illegal marijuana grow-op site into a glorious estate of rolling lawns, complete with a man-made lake with view of Mount Baker in one direction, and Hereford calves gamboling in the spring of the neighbour’s farm.  The Farm has become Tom and Brent’s outdoor oasis.

For photos and more information on The Farm check out danger garden: Thomas Hobbs and Brent Beattie’s (new) garden (

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