From decked out interiors to amazing exteriors, this Hometalk Meetup Milner Village Garden Centre event was one the locals shouldn’t have missed!
Are you ready for way too many photos? Awesome!
Milner Vlillage Garden Center is only a short 45 min drive from my place. If you’re ever in Langley, you need to take in this store!
Milner is actually the retail division of Darvonda Nurseries, which is the place that supplies all the Costco stores. Pretty cool!
What was once several barns…
… is now a full blown garden centre and store.
Greeting you right at the front is this decadent wagon decked out with old crates and flower displays. A real eye grab!
But hey, there’s a party going on today, so let’s check it out!
The moment you walked inside, your eyes lifted upwards. An amazing, stunning ceiling of cheerful colour, just like spring!
Each chair was slipcovered in white and further glorified with a gauzy purple bow.
Each centrepiece on the tables were different… they are GORGEOUS. The little purple violets look right at home in the little burlap totes.
Several speakers took their turns at the mic. Here, host Tamara is chatting it up about container planting. And how not to wear a mic around your head.
The Little White House hosted the food and my oh my… did they! High tea was on order and well… I ate too much.
Egg salad crossants… delish!!!
I’m sorry. I know this is kinda mean. Hey, I’m hungry too!
While the room held an elegant tone, it was perfectly downplayed with the quirky salvaged displays. Loving the plants in the cup and saucers and I’ve never seen such a pretty planter’s pot boot!
BUT… here’s the major winning quirk of the day. You’ll love it… and I think I want two myself!
Cinder block chairs, with plenty of blooms were the perfect garden companions. I could totally see this working outdoors! When you want to sit, carry your cushy pillows with you! I sooooo loved these!
Where there was a place, there were flowering plants and moss. It really was exquisite.
Right above the chairs were these chubby rusty birds. I fell in love with every one of them. Why I didn’t I bring one home I don’t know!
Aren’t they the cutest things ever?!
So fun! Who else wants to build these?!
Ohhh! And every party needs swag. The sweet little Milner Village totes held all kinds of wonderful garden style surprises.
Including some wild flower seeds compliments of Hometalk! I can’t wait to plant mine.
The demo tables were lined up near the back. A really great shot of mine is at Stephanie’s via Garden Therapy HERE. Gorgeous photos!
Meet Stephanie to your right! What a cutie!
I was demoing how I create the easiest toolboxes in the world, perfect for non builders. I put together a few kits to encourage the gals to build their own.
Well, the kits were an instant hit!
Every one was different, with quirky handles, different sides, they were all over the place with design, which made them totally unique. I really hope the gals decorate them up too! And Nadine, I totally should have taken your demo one apart before you left! What was a thinking?!?
I even had a few swing some tools for the first time. That totally made my day and is why I do what I do. I LOVE teaching and encouraging!
Pretty Girl, I misplaced your card. So sorry! But I want a full update on how YOU put your toolkit together, deal??
So! Wanna check out the store a little more? Warning… you’ll die.
The infamous bubble chandelier got it’s spring on with all the other lovely displays. Pure talent runs this store. It is GORGEOUS.
Swoon… Did your eyes go to the same thing mine did?
Ohhhh yeah. I love the red/teal/black tones to these metal bar stools.
Lots of stunning mossy accents and that clock! Loved the clock.
The Canada canvas intrigued me. It had a real distressed feel. I can’t remember why I didn’t bring that home either!
And then there’s the tall, rusty cloche… my favourite of all! I need to go back for it. I don’t know what I was thinking.
The perennial section is being built and let me tell you, when this area is done, it is going to be a complete stunner! There was a pond with an old piano beside it too. I’m totally adoring the vines growing on the building in this shot. Drool… I love that look!
Oh sure, go flaunt your pretty red selves at me! Ok!!! I’m coming back for you too!
Milner Village Garden Centre, you are dangerous. And so much fun. Thank-you Hometalk, Milner, and for everyone that came out and enjoyed the day! It was a blast!
Here are some other wonderful posts on the event… love how each had very different pictures!
Tamara – The Greenhouse Diaries - the host prep, and a very funny read!
Stephanie – Garden Therapy - stunning photos and a great shot of my booth!
Laura – The Dandelion Wrangler - another great shot of my table and that cute seaside room!