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Welcome and thanks for visiting our website! For gardeners in Victoria, North Vancouver, Burnaby and surrounding areas, we have 6 garden centres eager to help you to create beautiful spaces and to be successful in your garden. Descriptions of each of our neighbourhood garden centres can be accessed by clicking on “Hours & Locations” in the menu bar that runs along the top of the page.

Our weather has been absolutely stunning, with day after day of beautiful weather, perfect for West Coast outdoor living! It’s been great to be out puttering in the garden, harvesting home-grown veggies, cutting flowers to enjoy indoors, entertaining outdoors or simply relaxing on the patio, surrounded by beautiful plants!

Faced with drier than normal summer conditions, much gardening activity now is focused on maintaining gardens in top shape. Removing spent flowers, weeding, feeding plants and monitoring pests are all important activities. Responsible watering is the order of the day – ensuring the health of our valuable gardens and plants while at the same time conserving our precious water reserves.

As of August 1st, homeowners in the Greater Vancouver Regional District are required to adhere to Stage 3 watering restriction, which still allow you to water your garden: Watering of trees, shrubs, and flower & vegetable gardens is permitted, but must be done by hand using a spring loaded watering nozzle, or using a drip irrigation system. Watering of lawns is not allowed.

In Victoria, the Capital Regional District, Stage 1 Water Restrictions are in effect – plants and gardens may be watered using sprinklers, sprinkler systems, soaker hoses or by hand! Lawn watering is permitted, but restricted to 2 days per week. As of July 21st, the Sooke Lake Reservoir was 81% full. Responsible water conservation is still encouraged!

We are well-versed in methods for responsible watering and water conservation techniques, which include mulching, adding moisture retentive soil amendments and much more. Click here for a page of Water Conservation Tips for Gardeners, and drop by any GARDENWORKS garden centre to see our selection of mulches, soil amendments and watering devices, and to speak with our staff about a host of garden-related subjects!

August is always a month of transition, as we begin to prepare for the fall season. We are pretty full though - plants available still include a wide selection of trees & shrubs, with summer bloomers like hibiscus, hydrangeas and roses well represented. Our summer blooming perennials including echinacea, rudbeckia, sedum, lavender and many more, are quite stunning throughout the month. Even better, many of these boast low water requirements! We also have larger annuals, and planters full to bursting – perfect options for immediate impact. The first transplants for the fall & winter vegetable garden are now available, helping gardeners to continue to grow and harvest their own fresh food almost year ‘round!

What’s on your mind? If you have any concerns or gardening questions, please stop by for a visit – we delight in helping our community of gardeners and look forward to seeing you soon!


GARDENWORKS has teamed up with the Global BC Saturday Morning TV news to bring you some easy to follow seasonal garden projects and helpful hints. Click on the link below to go to the Global TV Video Archive Page.  Click Here
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Lower Mainland 604-629-1419 design@gardenworks.ca
Island 250-721-2140  swilson@gardenworks.ca

 

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