Plantmania is Here!


I get it bad this time of year! Despite all rational thought, plant sale drive me to frenzy! I show up with a short, neat list. I leave with a cart packed full of plants and a tree or two under an arm. I know it’s absurd, but it happens every time.

I’m weak!

It’s inevitable really. I mean heck, I bring a cart and show up hours early to secure a prime spot in line. I’m clearly not here to window shop. Still its hard to temper your enthusiasm when Plantmania strikes!


A ‘condition’ that takes over the hearts and minds of gardeners – experienced and novice alike. It manifests itself in the uncontrollable urge to buy more plants. It doesn’t matter how small a space they may have, or how many plants are already crammed into it, there is always room for one, two, or maybe ten, more.

Join me Sunday April 29th at VanDusen Gardens for Vancouver’s largest plant sale! Over 40,000 plants go up for sale at 10 am Sunday, as over 10,000 excited gardeners storm the great lawn. Its a great time as the sales fly fast and furious! This  is a well run and organized event put on with the help of the Vancouver Master Gardeners.

This years theme is small space gardens. Along with an assortment of other garden favorites, each plant sale section will have an area highlighting plants that do especially well in containers or small gardens.

Parking is crazy, so get there early or prepare to walk. Visa, Mastercard, debit, cash and cheque accepted at the check out, but there’s no rush. A convenient hold area can help unburden your load if you want to take a poke around the gardens. Admission is free for the day. A perfect opportunity to check out the new Visitor’s Centre, and have a spot of tea over at Truffles.

If there is a cure for plantmania, please don’t tell me. I don’t want to know.


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4 comments on “Plantmania is Here!

  1. heathersurbangarden on said:

    It always amazes me at this time of year how easy it is to justify every garden purchase. Budget, what budget!

  2. Thank you for being such a loyal fan of the Plant Sale and VanDusen Garden.

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