Our Roots

Founded on the site of a 50 year old nursery, our home + garden lifestyle store is deeply rooted in nature.

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 breath 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. To get tips & inspiration for your garden visit our resource page.

Meet the Experts

We work hard to inspire and cultivate creativity in your garden + home. We have the perfect blend of wholehearted service and gardening wizardry.

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Our Location

Nestled 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. We are off of 16th Avenue, close to our neighbours Semiahmoo Stables and Peace Arch Farms.

Branches Coffee House

When you visit Branches at West Coast Gardens, you’ll find homemade seasonal soups, sweet treats and all your favourite specialty coffees & teas. Featuring Republica Coffee, which is locally roasted in Fort Langley BC, Branches is the only coffee shop located on 16th Avenue between White Rock and Abbotsford. Stop in for a sumptuous snack, treat yourself to lunch or browse the store with a delicious cup of coffee in hand.

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Home Delivery Service

Need help getting your purchase home? Whether you’re shopping in-store or online, West Coast Gardens provides home delivery service to anywhere in the Lower Mainland, the Fraser Valley or beyond. Often we are able to get it delivered to your home on the same day, or we can arrange a time that is more convenient for you.

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American Customers

West Coast Gardens welcomes customers from Washington State to buy annuals, and hanging baskets. We offer phytocertificates to simplify the process of getting plants across the border.

If you are planning on shopping with us, please call us so we can prepare the certificate for you ahead of time and help make a better shopping experience for you.

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Are you fundraising for a sports team, school trip, grad class, youth group or humanitarian trip in the Fall or Spring?

In the Fall, we have a Poinsettias program that allows you to buy direct from the grower’s bench. In the Spring, we offer show stopping 12″ hanging baskets.

To inquire about participating in our fundraising programs or to find out more information:


West Coast Gardens is proud to be an integral part of our community. We thank you for considering us as part of your fundraising event. Each year, we are asked to support hundreds of worthwhile charitable causes and events, and we make every effort to accommodate as many requests as possible.

Please review our donation policy and complete a donation request form. We will carefully review your request and respond as soon as possible.