|Store Type |||Home Improvement, Lawn/Garden|
|Payment |||Interac, MasterCard, American Express, Visa|
|Neighbourhood |||North/West Vancouver|
|Getting There |||Transit: #250, #251, #252, #253, #254, #255, #256, #257, #258|
|Cross Street |||Between 14th and 16th Avenue|
|Mon – Fri 10:00AM – 6:00PM, Sat 9:30AM – 5:30PM, Sun 12:00PM – 5PM|
Profile Last Updated: April 01, 2009
Located in a former antique store and residence in West Vancouver’s beachfront Ambleside neighbourhood, 2km from the Lion’s Gate Bridge, The Avant Gardener has been giving green thumbs something to do since 1988. Passionate gardener and owner Darlene Sanders has created a exceptional gardening centre that offers a wide range of tools, accessories, ornaments, bulbs, seeds, furniture and more. The Centre has lots of information for people who may not be the most avid gardeners, yet are interested in simple yet green methods of design and home improvement.
Garden Gems and Household Beauties
The Avant Gardener carries a wide range of unusual, high-quality items. Hummingbird Windchimes from Woodstock Chimes are finished in cherry wood, featuring a painted wood ruby-throated hummingbird. Hedgehog Faucets hose bibs for hose outlets come in copper and brass with a polished verdigris finish. Ladybug doorknockers, heron weather vanes and folding Adirondack chairs are just a few more design ideas. Unexpected garden-related delights included Linen Water in flower fragrances, Gardener’s Bee Soap and Gardener’s Hand Therapy.
Learn and Grow
The Avant Gardeners is stocked with a comprehensive range of gardening literature for both experts and novices. The shop also carries an assortment of gardening clothes, including hats, gloves and clogs, as well as classic gardening tools such as bosbags, watering cans and cultivators.
Tip: The area around The Avant Gardener is pleasant to walk around and has several good restaurants.