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Location

1633 170 Street, Surrey BC

About Darts Hill

Created by Francisca Darts with the dedicated support of her husband Edwin, Darts Hill Garden Park is a showcase of 70 years of devotion, hard work and a pure love of horticulture.

Out of a logged parcel of land, Francisca and Edwin Darts cleared and transformed their property initially into an award winning orchard. As Francisca became more involved with local gardening clubs, so did her enthusiasm for rare and unusual plants from around the world. Gradually, they transformed their garden again, creating a collection garden – a plantsman’s garden. Wishing to see their garden continue to grow, inspire and teach new generations of gardeners, the Darts gifted their 7.5 acre garden to The City of Surrey in 1994.

Visit Darts Hill Garden Park regularly during the peak months of April, May, June and September during the Saturday Strolls. The garden may also be visited during Open Houses (featuring plant sales and garden tours) as well as during special events. To learn more about the garden, consider becoming a member or book a private tour for a group of 5 or more people.

Due to the sensitive nature of the botanical and unusual plant life at Darts Hill, it was Mr. and Mrs. Darts’ wish that weddings and event photography not take place in the garden. We highly recommend visiting Bear Creek Park, which is complete with a wedding chapel and beautifully manicured gardens on a first-come, first-served basis.

The garden is open on the dates specified, rain or shine; entrance by donation is suggested. Parking is available off 16th Avenue at 170th Street.  Sorry, no dogs please.  This is a large hillside garden with limited wheelchair access.  To help maintain the sensitive nature of this garden, please remain on designated paths at all times.  Photography is highly encouraged to preserve your memories as no plant removal is permitted.

Be sure to explore all the display gardens in the City of Surrey.

More Information

Call or email us for more information.

Email: Parks Planning & Design at parksrecculture@surrey.ca
Call: 604-501-5050

Photo Album Credit: Scarlet Black

 

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