Garden #1: Erikson’s Daylily Gardens & Perennials
Started as a hobby in 1987 and now Western Canada’s largest collection of daylilies! The one-acre private garden is open on selected days for public viewing and is a certified National Display Garden by both the Canadian and American Daylily Societies. With over 3,000 varieties of daylilies, 500 varieties of hosta, and hundreds of other perennials and specimen trees, this garden has much to see.
This large garden has evolved over 19 years into different garden “rooms”; the many trees that were planted now form a beautiful backdrop to these areas. Within the rooms are hardscape features – a gazebo, several different arbours, and seating areas accompanied by water features, masses of perennials, and shrubs. The house has deep perennial beds on three sides and the large pond situated to the west of the house is surrounded by willows with perennial beds along its entire border. The pond and plantings attract much wildlife year round.
Garden #3: Yewstone Gardens
Six years ago this garden had some mature trees, some paddocks, some bog, and lots of blackberries. Now the seven acres have been transformed into a unique garden oasis of perennials, shrubs, and trees. The gardens include many different types of gardens from a ‘Tomokanga’ or carved entranceway, an ‘Inukshuk’, a large sensory labyrinth with 500 m of pathways, 2 man-made ponds, a ‘koru’ meditation garden, a sacred tree circle as well as healing herb gardens, and a Victorian style greenhouse. Featured in The Province Summer 2014.
A variety of garden areas were developed over the past 23 years on a five-acre property in Langley. The coniferous woodland area with rhododendrons, hydrangeas, and azaleas is a shady retreat with long, curving borders of hostas that weave through arched entrances and under vine-covered arbours. Other areas include a sunny, patio garden with exotic flowers, waterfall, and koi pond; rose garden; grape arbour and scattered everywhere dozens and dozens of flower containers of assorted shapes and sizes. Featured in The Vancouver Sun Summer 2015.
At the end of a long driveway, winding past a pond and circling around a grove of old stand cedar trees, the formal entrance awaits. The custom-built Georgian style home is surrounded with boxwood hedges, rockeries, and a mix of trees, perennials, and shrubs. Garden statues nestle in amongst the plantings. The landscape smoothly transitions from the formal gardens at the front of the house to more of a country garden feel as you meander around the house and move farther afield.
Spreading its roots over five acres from an established stand of mature cedar and maple trees this garden is now punctuated with hidden garden rooms, hard landscape, food scape and water features in various corners. The pastoral vistas include adjoining hay fields and views of Mt Baker. Widespread expanses of lawn lead to a large man-made pond and include a dedicated croquet pitch.
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Join us Sunday, June 12 from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm on an exclusive, hosted tour visiting SIX PRIVATE GARDENS in the Township of Langley!
Tickets are $65 + $4.51 service fee; limited seats available! ADULTS ONLY.