This magical find of reclaimed garden features at a Hope garden centre called Mountain Border Floral in Hope, BC Canada was a complete and wonderful fluke!
When my son was at camp, I had a full day to tour the little town of Hope at my complete and utter leisure. Do you have any idea how thrilling it was to screech to a stop whenever you felt like it?! Sublime!
While I did my big weave in and out of all the roads, I did a double take as I passed this lovely rustic garden centre, and HAD to turn back.
What caught my breath was the barn wood siding and the vines growing wherever they could possibly land. I’m a HUGE fan of a slightly overgrown garden look and was totally drawn in.
It was a rainy day but that didn’t stop me. Grabbing my camera and tucking it under my hoodie, I giggled as I ran inside and asked permission to take a few shots of the outside of the building.
Capturing these photos was a means for rustic garden inspiration for my own yard. So for the gardeners out there, I think you’ll enjoy this little tour!
Pots and pots and more flower filled pots were layerd on the front steps. I like that they could be switched out at a moment’s notice.
That rustic massive window box planter is amazing. I want one… no, a few just like it!
While I was snapping pictures of this amazing vine (not sure what it is), I couldn’t help but pay attention to the structure of that arbour. I then clued in that there was a builder in the midst of this place and was curious what resided beyond that vine.
As luck would have it, the owner also invited me to the back yard as well to take a look around. EEP! Yes please!
I wanted a shot of this building because I’m in LOVE with the board and batten treatment of the outside. You don’t often see this in a barn wood finish, but rather painted in either a colour or white. This would make a fabulous feature wall treatment, don’t you think?!
Let’s take a walk…
This little potting bench was created out of reclaimed wood, a metal iron gate of some kind and a slab of marble. It is cool! I adore that there’s no obstructing view with this design.
Please do yourself a favour and click on the above picture to enlarge it. This garden shed is CHARMING.
I loved that each panel along the front was created from a different object. The enclosure was created for locked quarters inside, but wouldn’t this treatment be cool along the front of a porch? Or even a fence…
This partial starburst styled metal gate?? was fabulous. The different tones of rust turned this piece into a work of art.
This is a little hard to make out but it was worth a shot. (literally) The two doors you see are attached as one for a sliding barn door. Genius!
This funky little gate made me smile! It didn’t match anything around it, yet it belonged right in that very spot.
I have no idea what this heavy metal backdrop is, but I think it would be a fabulous feature with a trailing vine all over it.
Even the colours of the building itself had me swooning. Loving the cornflower blue against the aged greyed barn wood. I’ve never been known to be a blue fan but I’m taking notes…
This cute little garden centre was for sale with an upstairs loft to live in. So cool! I would have loved nothing more than to have that whole building as just my house, but on small acerage. Hey, a girl can dream!
This little walk made me wish it was spring so I could get out there and create some of these ideas!
Oh well… this way we have all winter to collect, right?
Which feature was your favourite?
More of my Hope stay: