JUST IN
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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.

SOUTHLANDS NURSERY
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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.

STORE INFO
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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!

TOM SPEAKS
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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....

JUST IN
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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.

FAVOURITES
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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.

DAYLILIES
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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!

ORDERING
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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.

BOOKS & PRESS
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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!

October 29, 2014

Getting Ready for Christmas ! (We’re late!)

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It is nearly November !  Soon we can say ‘Christmas is next month – time to get serious ! We are busy setting up our displays. Now that HOBBS is gone from Kerrisdale (after 38 years), I am starting to carry many of our favourite lines down at the nursery. These retro houses have cellophane windows, with a hole in the back to insert a few mini lights. I grew up with similar ones, and so did you, probably!

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Out of all the scented candle companies out there (hundreds), it is VOTIVO brand I find the most scented, most interesting, longest burning and hardest to live without . With fragrances like ‘Smoke on the Water’ , ‘Clean Crisp White’, and ’Lavender-Pear-Niroli’ , they are transcendent.  $32.95 each.

022                         These ‘BEE’ soaps are made in Switzerland . We sold thousands of them at my old store in Kerrisdale. Now they are available at the nursery – everybody missed them so much ! White (milk), gold (honey) or green (calendula) – all smell delicious . They are  $7.95 each

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The Amarlyllis bulbs are here and the selection is the best ever. We always (only) order the top size available. Some weigh a few pounds each ! We have every colour, including lime green !  Pot them now for Christmas blooms. No dark period needed.  Prices range from $12.95 to $24.95 each.

 

 

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