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Our Roots

West Coast Gardens has a long-rooted history, founded by the VanderMey family in 1981, with a team that has over 70 years of innovative growing experience. We are a trusted Surrey garden centre, nursery, and destination retail location for the BC Lower Mainland.

Our Surrey garden centre offers a wide selection of outdoor annuals, perennials, shrubs, herbs and more for your garden. We are also known for our indoor tropicals, homegrown succulents and a variety of plants for your home. Our moss hanging baskets have become famous for their gorgeous overflowing blooms which last all spring and summer, with new colour and design additions each year!

Jason and his wife Wybranda have teamed up with Nathan and Jill Van Huizen as owners of West Coast Gardens - the Surrey garden centre and nursery, adding another 15 years of industry experience to the dynamic team.

Collectively, they are dedicated to continuing to grow the best garden and plant products, while creating a fantastic customer experience. Read more about our nursery & greenhouses here.

From the family farm nestled on 24 acres in South Surrey, British Columbia—West Coast Gardens grows, supplies, and delivers unique and compelling products that inspire a love for garden and home. 

Our location in South Surrey

Located in South Surrey, just a short drive from White Rock, West Coast Gardens is 3 kilometres North of the USA border, at the end of 172nd Street in South Surrey, off of 16th Avenue.

1420 172 Street, Surrey, BC

Our Nursery & Greenhouses

Our 16 greenhouses provide fresh plants and products for our retail garden centre at West Coast Gardens, where you can shop for beautiful additions to your garden and home. 

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Our Design Studio

Our designers use our homegrown and locally grown plants to create unique, hand-made planters that add natural beauty to your spaces.

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See What's New!

For new and exciting plants, designs, and behind-the-scenes pics, check us out on Instagram! Head over to Instagram and say hello.

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West Coast Gardens is proud to be an integral part of our community and enjoy supporting local groups and organizations.

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Our History

West Coast Gardens has a dynamic history, beginning when the VanderMey family emigrated from Rijsenburg in the late 40's, after WWII, and settled in the Queensborough area, Tom VanderMey purchased land and began growing crops, particularly chrysanthemums and tulips. After several years of learning and cultivating his craft, the VanderMey family began to focus their growing expertise on annuals, while also importing tropicals, Poinsettias and flowering bulbs.

In 1981 Tom’s son and daughter-in-law, John and Joyce VanderMey, bought the current West Coast Gardens location in South Surrey. John and Joyce lived on the property and raised their family, while growing plant material and selling their product wholesale to various garden centres, grocery store chains and florists, shipping from White Rock to Winnipeg. As demand grew over the years, the need for a new greenhouse was fulfilled in 1986, with a new propagation facility added in 1988.

In the mid 90's the VanderMey family fulfilled the next evolution of the West Coast Gardens business by opening up their retail store to service not only South Surrey and White Rock, but also much of the Lower Mainland and Vancouver market. With all of the knowledge, greenhouse space and growing facilities West Coast Gardens quickly became a garden destination for Lower Mainland shoppers.

With the dawn of the new millennium and further development of the vision for West Coast Gardens, John and Joyce’s son, Jason, stepped in to roll up his sleeves and carry out the ambition. The VanderMey family are a team of seasoned growers, who literally, live and breathe everything garden related. They are always looking for innovative new growing techniques and honing their science to be ahead of the industry with new plant products to offer all customers whether wholesale or retail.

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