A friend and colleague knew that we were looking for some ideas on what to do with our backyard. It’s not that there’s anything wrong with it but it’s just kinda “blah” since it’s basically just a nice lawn with two trees in each corner. She told me to visit Wellington Garden Centre located in the north side of Edmonton for some inspiration. We’ve been to a few in the Edmonton, Sherwood Park and St. Albert areas so we know there are some really nice ones. We have never been to this one before so might as well have a look!
The place wasn’t that easy to find as their sign wasn’t very visible. All my colleague told me was that “it’s by Cineplex Odeon.” We eventually found it with the help of Google maps.
Here’s a charming little cottage that greets you by the entrance. Just an indication of more beautiful things to look forward to.
And here’s how it looks like inside.
The meandering path on the side.
And here is the back side. Look at the lovely windowboxes!
Let’s go see the beautiful gardens, shall we?
And here are the plants, flowers and garden accessories for sale.
And here is one of the most exquisite gift shops I have ever been to in Edmonton. They carry a lot of beautiful French and French-inspired treasures!
These urns by the side of the gift shop are simply majestic. Unfortunately, they’re $3,500 each so I just admired them from afar while taking refuge in the shade of this beautiful arbor.
After a quick respite from the sun, sadly, we had to leave. We certainly enjoyed visiting this place and got a lot of ideas and inspiration for our backyard. I hope we can turn our backyard into an oasis like this someday.
We’ll be back! And that’s, for sure.
Wellington Garden Centre
13648 – 142 Street
Edmonton, AB T5L 4Z2