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…

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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.

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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…

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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!

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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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