The Sunnyside Garden Mystery…

The reason for this blog is to not only showcase the incredible transformation of a once quiet corridor on King George Blvd, but also to inquire, as it still remains a mystery to me, who is behind this mysterious & wonderful garden?…

The City of Surrey purchased part of this property in order to make changes to King George.  I used Cosmo’s to do a before & after of the site.  I am still getting the hang of this whole technology thing…


I hired this model to pose for me…turns out he has a hard time listening to directions!

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I can’t remember exactly when I first noticed the garden along 156th Street, but it was right around the same time I, myself, was creating a very special garden of my own.  I remember seeing dainty flowers peeking up over a border of rocks, similar to the flowers I had planted in my backyard, so naturally I was curious.


I use this street, off of King George Highway, when I want to access 24th Avenue.  My son’s preschool is at the Sunnyside United Church (Wind & Tide) so we pass by the garden several times a week.  Each time we go by, it seems a new element of mystery is added to the garden.  I’m not entirely sure who is responsible for this eye-catching display…but they sure have put a lot of hard work into the design.  There are several pieces of hand-crafted wood furniture  that are absolutely exquisite and one-of-a-kind!

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My little ham just had to pose with this one…


So many beautiful perennials!  I’m not going to pretend to know all of their names, so here are some photo’s instead.  It’s so nice to see a fellow gardener’s masterpiece…

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And with each holiday there are incredible displays of art including carved pumpkins placed precariously on top  of tree branches, as well as a Canadian Flag that unfortunately wasn’t blowing today…but I’ve seen it fully stretched out in the wind, rippling across the skyline, and it’s truly a beautiful sight to see!  Someone has even gone to the trouble of placing solar lights at the top of this tree.  Incredible!


And one of my favourite parts, is this guy.  He’s holding a flower here, but he has been seen holding Canada flags on Canada Day, Hockey flags when the Canucks are playing…All kinds of stuff really. I always get excited when I pass this garden plot because you just never know what’s going to be displayed there.

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So kudo’s to you, whoever you are, for this incredibly inspiring and creative garden showcasing so many beautiful perennials and art!  I love it!

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