Secrets of the City-Sunset Nursery

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If you travel to cities in North America, you will see spring and summer floral creations with baskets of colourful annuals on street poles (Victoria B.C.) or massive plantings at grade level along major commercial streets (Chicago). But few cities have the  diversity of planting, visual interest, and stunning design like the City of Vancouver  parks and community centres.  Stanley Park has a breathtaking public rose garden, and carefully designed outstanding annual and perennial displays that are worthy of the international attention received from tourists.

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Unlike other cities that order in their plants and have them trucked from locations all over North America, the City has Sunset Nursery tucked near 51st Avenue and Main Street. At this private nursery which is not open to the public every plant that you see in Vancouver parks is grown from seed or from a very small plant plug. It only seems natural in…

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