19. Yesterdays Garden

Yesterdays Garden

Yesterdays Garden
We invite you to slow down, step back, and enjoy ‘Yesterdays Garden’. Our cottage style gardens are nestled into the mature trees and landscape of this once horse and sheep farm. We have used the ‘old bones’ of this property to develop our new planting of hard-to-find, unusual plants amidst many old time favorites. Wander the paths and discover something special around each corner. Sit in our rustic vine covered shade room or enjoy the summer sun in a garden chair.

Our passion has been to introduce great trees, shrubs, ornamental grasses and perennials. Trees like the rarely found turkey oak Quercus cerris argentea-marmorata, the incredible Carpinus betulus follis Argenteovariegatis Pendula & the dove tree, Davidia involucrata Lady Dahlia.

Dry stream and unique conifers.

Some of our favourite shrubs include cultivars like the amazing white splashed Clethra barbinervis Takeda Nishiki with masses of fragrant white flowers all summer long & the fall display of Disanthus Ena Nishiki with two-toned pink on the edges darkening to red in the centre.

Drought resistant plants.

We continue to discover the diversity of conifers and can envision more changes as we work with these great specimens. Our love of dwarf conifers like the award winning Abies koreana Ice Breaker with two-toned needles that recurve exposing white waxy undersides and the rare dwarf conifer Pinus koreaensis Oculus Draconis with extra long blue/green needles that have a unique kink giving the plant a false weeping look.

The 4 season garden with year round appeal has become our goal. Structure, shape, foliage, texture and bloom time are all considered as we continue to grow in our knowledge of horticulture.

Autumn brings the final show of color with viburnums, oakleaf hydrangeas, metasequoias, Chinese dogwoods and ornamental grasses that are at their best gracing the landscape with rich golds & deep maroons. We plant masses of bulbs each fall, looking ahead to the spring fling of colour.

We offer many of these hard to find plants for sale in Yesterdays Garden Centre. Our Garden Shop has an array of garden decor to
purchase for your gardens.


All in all, we will aim to offer our gardens for your touring pleasure (after Covid-19 has passed) and the opportunity for you to purchase new and unusual plant specimens for your garden.

Yesterdays Garden was last modified: June 25th, 2021 by rggbadmin