Every so often, a pint-sized train chugs past, wending its way through lush foliage and myriad attractions. This type of whimsical ride is typical of an amusement park, but the surrounding greenery suggests a different locale. The train is driving through a one-stop shop and tourist destination known as Art Knapp Plantland, a 5-acre nursery, garden-supply store, kid-friendly playland, model-train oasis, and much more.
Art Knapp Plantland's inventory runs the gamut of plant supplies, from actual plants—such as flowers, trees, and the exotic pink blueberry featured in the video tour—to the fertilizers and landscaping equipment integral to kempt yards and vigilante park maintenance. While touring the grounds, patrons can also find an eclectic array of non-gardening items, from jewellery and golf shoes to hot-tub equipment.
The smorgasbord shopping center also hosts family friendly activities including a train ride, a mini-golf course, a model-train exhibit, and a zoo-like area that facilitates interspecies friendships without the sleep-inducing sorcery used by teddy bears.
With more than 15 years of irrigation industry experience, Daniel Honeybourne and his team at Pure Rain Irrigation expertly outfit lawns with custom sprinkler systems. Each new system is built to suit the needs of each customer’s garden, while seasonal maintenance and renovation services keep older systems running smoothly.
WFB Vancouver is an affiliate outlet of Wholesale Furniture Brokers Canada. We have full access to all available items at www.GoWFB.ca and can ship to the Coquitlam warehouse for free delivery to you at your convenience. Orders take 2-4 weeks to arrive once ordered.
Cedar Rim Nursery sprouts more than 5,000 varieties of verdant species with which to decorate gardens of all shapes and sizes. Culinary herbs enliven window boxes with aromatic makeovers more effective than rosemary-infused sulfur deposits (from $0.99). Dirt devotees can flip backyard meadows into Edenesque landscapes with a selection of more than 120 dwarf fruit trees (from $29.98) or make edifices exotic with tropical houseplants (from $1.98). Annuals, perennials, shrubs, and specimen trees can beautifully bedeck properties, and an extensive selection of water fountains, garden statues, and attractive pots add an element of terrestrial distinction. Check in with an experienced spade wielder regarding upcoming garden theme weekends or for tips on garden design, plantcare, or drafting peace treaties among feuding weevil tribes.
Pacific West Perennial Growers grows more than 1,000 perennials, aquatic plants, veggies, and herbs at its 40-acre wholesale nursery. Ornamented with large colour tags, square pots ($2.75 for 9 cm; $5.50 for 11 cm; $8 for 15 cm) can host a bevy of horticultural specimens grown in-house to shelter disobedient garden gnomes on timeout. Water lilies ($25) beautify marine surfaces, and floaters ($5) can either accompany water lilies for a leisurely dip or nestle into soil-filled pots. As 12-inch terra-cotta planters ($25) await deposits of florae to proudly display, 15-centimetre pots of marginals ($9) overcome outsider statuses by working up the courage to ask out popular petunias.