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At Southlands Nursery, things are always changing,
and not just with the seasons. We're constantly creating,
searching and bringing in new plants and exciting items
on a regular basis.

Get a sneak peak here or come visit us soon.

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Could it be that dreams do come true?
When artistic talent, sweat, business savvy and encyclopedic
plant knowledge are combined, it seems they do....

Southlands Nursery is a walk-in fantasy,
where beauty always comes before profit.

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Established in 1991, and located in a charming 'equestrian pocket' on Vancouver's upscale
westside, this unique area called Southlands is a horse friendly enclave right in the city.
Large lots and small acreages house many stables, and it is not unusual to see horses and their
riders go by our gates. With delicious free coffee always on hand, many people tell us that they
come down to the nursery just to experience the beautiful atmosphere.
We hope you will visit soon!

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According to all my grade school report cards, I never stop speaking!

Here is where I rant/ share/ proselytize about whatever I think is
beautiful/ interesting/ semi-important....

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At Southlands Nursery, things are always changing,
and not just with the seasons. We're constantly creating,
searching and bringing in new plants and exciting items
on a regular basis.

Get a sneak peak here or come visit us soon.

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Visiting Vancouver?
Want to order flowers?

Check out this very personal list of some of Thomas Hobbs favourite
Vancouver shops and restaurants you may not otherwise discover.

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Thomas Hobbs own hybrids (and other fabulous varieties) are available in
limited numbers. Hybridizing daylilies has become an absolute obsession....
using cutting edge parent plants from the world's top breeders.

Half the fun is in naming them!

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We will never be a fully online shopping nursery, but from time to time
we'll offer special plants or things.Thomas Hobbs own daylily introductions
will be available for Spring or Fall shipping.

We hope to offer other specialties,
such as own own Nerine hybrids, this way, also.

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The only thing I love more than gardening is sharing that passion with others.
I've had the pleasure of writing 2 books and have been featured in a number of professional
horticultural and gardening magazines. For the past 16 years I've also worked in television on
GlobalBC's Saturday morning news 'Gardening with Thomas Hobbs' segments. The nursery has
been featured on virtually every gardening show including 'The Victory Garden', 'Martha Stewart'
and 'Recreating Eden'. We were even home to 'The Orchid Nazi' on the hit TV show The X Files!

November 29, 2013

Fabulous Christmas Trees are here !

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The word is out !! Our Christmas trees are truly the best in town, and cost no more than any other tree lot or nursery .  We are always seeking the best of the best …. and we really mean it. Come and see for yourself !


Here is  a stunning natural Noble Fir. I am 6’4″ – how tall is this beauty? This is my favourite out of all the trees we got this year. I wonder who will buy it….


November 28, 2013

Poinsettia Perfection !

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P1030453   We like Poinsettias !  They really do announce that Christmas is actually approaching fast ! As with everything we sell , we only want to offer the best of the best. You will notice the difference. We also seek out new varieties, new colours, but wouldn’t be caught dead selling spray painted ‘blue’ poinsettias. Yuck !!! The beauties shown here are $12.99 – a great price for a nice large plant in perfect condition.


Poinsettias also come in many sizes….tiny ones are perfect additions to a table setting. Guests can take them home as a ‘party favour’ afterwards. Each comes in a ceramic ‘ball’ container and  costs less than a cafe latte !




Originally from Mexico, Poinsettias require BRIGHT LIGHT !!!  They will drop their leaves if in a dull or dingy place. The soil MUST BE MOIST – never dry. NEVER. These plants we sell are greenhouse grown, spoiled babies and cannot endure the torture they evolved in. Most people toss them away after January. Permission granted.

November 19, 2013

The best candles are in !

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 ’ROOT’ brand candles developed a huge following at our former store ‘HOBBS’, in Kerrisdale. Now we are carrying them at the nursery ! So many familiar faces asked for them ! For those who have never tried these candles, you may find it hard to believe how impressive they are.  Out of a draft they usually burn dripless and very very slowly. It takes two and one-half hours to burn one inch. This means you get many evenings of enjoyment out of them instead of the usual one party per taper scenario. You will agree that they are worth the price.

We offer three lengths :   7″ @ $7.95 each , 9″ @ $9.95 each, and 12″ @ $12.95 each.

Colours in stock , but subject to selling out , are :

Christmas Red, Dark Green, Garnet Red, Ivory, White, Butter Cream, Sky Blue, Dark Olive and Black.

We will order special colours for you if we are out of stock.

November 16, 2013

Christmas after 5….

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Southlands Nursery looks especially pretty in the dark !! We have loads of charming lit decorations and a fantastic greenhouse that looks best at this time of year. We have loaded ourselves with several of the best and most popular lines  from our old sister store HOBBS, which closed last year in Kerrisdale. After looking at the selection of Christmas ornaments we offer, you’ll agree that they are the most unique and well-chosen in the entire city. We are open from 9 AM  to 5:30 PM every day.

November 6, 2013

Christmas is Almost Here !

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Now that our store ‘HOBBS’ is (sadly) gone from Kerrisdale, we are offering lots of the same lines of Christmas ornaments  at the nursery. These little mice are all handmade, one at a time, out of felt. Each one is slightly different and has a personality all its own. They measure about about 4.5″ tall and sell for  $12.95 each. They are unbreakable, and nice and light for mailing.


Also made out of felt, these whimsical gnomes measures 5.5″ long and can hang from trees or twigs indoors.  Each one is a bit different . They sell for $10.00 each, and can also stand on their hand-carved wooden feet, if you prefer.




I also thought these cute little houses (below) were quite special. They are made entirely out of real cinnamon bark and smell terrific !!  Put a battery operated votive candle inside them (never put a real candle in them) to create a charming glow . the smaller houses sell for $30.00 each, and come in three styles. The bigger houses sell for $40.00 and $50.00 depending on size. They will last forever, and would make a terrific hostess gift idea. The largest size is 6″ x 4″ x 8″ tall, the smallest is 3″ x 3″ x 6″ .


Another group of ornaments we are happy to have this year are the ‘brushy’ animals .  There are North American species like racoons,and squirrels, and also African ‘Safari’ types like lions, elephants and giraffes. Prices range from $8.95 to $12.95 each .





To order any of the above , to be mailed to you , call us at 604-261-6411, or email southlandsnursery@shaw.ca. Shipping costs would be extra. Best of all , drop by any day from 9 AM to 5:30 PM as this is just a smaller teaser of our fantastic Christmas fantasy !