Garden Tour

Welcome to our garden!


Note: Every single rock throughout the garden was dragged up by hand
from the bordering ravine.

2468. Upper lawn

2401. Steps to upper lawn

2477. Garden shed built by Ted

0014. Ravine from upper lawn

2784. Path around heather bed

2915. Fairy door

0314. Pergola

0191. Ravine

2426. Path to church

0309. Pathway above ravine

2427. View of church


North-facing downward slope provided many opportunities for steps to
different levels and terracing.

0235. Moss path below church

0015. Moss path below church

2793. Path along ravine

2467. Path along ravine

0192. Ravine

0195. Ravine

0003. Tree on edge of ravine

0021. View from lower path

1879. View from below church

2886. Bluebells alongside moss path

1869. Bluebells and tulip, north side

1875. Bluebells and tulips, north side

0007. Path in lower ravine


Area below the house, overlooking the Fraser River towards Coquitlam.
Immediately below are CN rail yards and Highway 17

4371. Main path from pergola

2794. Beastie alongside path

4410. Looking westward toward gazebo

2949. Clematis

2429. Path below sundeck

0112. Path below main pergola

2957. Main pergola

2715. Rustic seat

0277. Pathway and steps

2418. Pathway east from church

0025. Main path from circle lawn to pergola

2961. Ligularia

2457. Path to pergola

4404. Mimosa tree in flower

3174. Toolshed

4411. Path leading to toolshed

4431. Steps below ginkgo tree

0268. Steps leading up to house from circle lawn


Clad with rough cedar made from telephone pole offcuts. Roof shakes were cut
from an old-growth cedar tree that had been blown down in a windstorm.

4429. Church frontage

2980. Church frontage

0273. Church frontage, north side. Ted built the entire structure

2442. Church from path

2763. Angel on church

0019. Church interior. Ted made all the window-frames

0020. Church interior. Walls made from old fence-boards, donated by Ted's brother

2815. View from inside church

0044. View of steps from inside church (back window)

2883. Bluebells below church

0053. Church, west side


Built by Ted, including the decorative brackets on the posts, which were
inspired by the lugwork on Hetchins bicycle frames.

4415. View of gazebo and circle lawn

4389. The weathervane on top was picked up from the side of the road

4389. View from inside gazebo, looking east toward church

4399. View from inside gazebo, looking toward house

4400. View from inside gazebo, looking south. Semicircular fence at right screens lawn from west


To the west of our property is undeveloped bush. A line of tall fir, spruce,
cedar and poplar trees define the property line.

0294. Garden shed beneath magnolia

2981. View west from toolshed

2983. View west from toolshed

4356. Tractor path along west side

2964. Curving pathway

0116. Arch leading to circular lawn

4454. View facing north

2967. Bridge

0320. Bridge

2968. Waterfall

2976. Waterfall

2952. Curving concrete path


A side-path leading from the front of the house takes a curving route
to a door on the west side.

0333. Head of curving pathway

2801. Crazy-paved pathway

0329. Looking east on curving path

0328. Curving path

2786. Butterfly on flowers

Mole count:
2018: 8
2019: 12
2020: 11
2021: 22

Members of the North Surrey Horticultural Society
(Info: 604-582-6272)

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Some Flower Pictures