Submitted by gsparrow on Fri, 01/01/2021 - 11:39
Pamela Yokome

DARTS HILL GARDEN PARK has long been considered the secret garden of the Metro Vancouver area in British Columbia, Canada. The garden, with its treasure trove of rare and unusual trees, shrubs, and perennials, was the lifework of Francisca and Edwin Darts. It had its start as a logged acreage which, with years of hard work and a little dynamite, became an award-winning fruit and nut orchard before gradually transforming into an internationally known plantsman’s garden. The garden was donated to the City of Surrey in the 1990s with the guidance that “Darts Hill Garden Park shall be maintained in perpetuity as a ‘Plantsman’s Garden’ in the spirit of the vision of Edwin and Francisca Darts.”