Make Mother’s Day Special in Surrey

New and seasoned moms alike know why Sunday, May 14 is a special day. And if you’re the lucky son or daughter of one of these ladies, we’re here to remind you, just in case it has slipped your mind. That’s right. It’s Mother’s Day … that one day of the year to celebrate the woman who’s fed you, clothed you, kept you safe, and put your needs before hers, time and time again. For those who don’t have a mom to spoil, it’s also a nice opportunity to honour the mother figures in our lives… the aunts, sisters, friends and fairy godmothers who’ve stepped up during tough times and played that oh-so-important role. So how, in one short day, do we thank Mom for a lifetime of sacrifice? Well, some quality time, flowers and a delicious meal might be a good start!

Take mom for a stroll at one of Surrey’s glorious gardens, and add a splash of colour to her patio, front entrance or garden with a visit to one of Surrey’s fabulous garden centres!

Glades Woodland Garden – Celebrate Mother’s Day weekend at The Glades Woodland Garden. Enjoy live music, a beautiful stroll through the blooms, and sit and enjoy a picnic on the south lawn overlooking the pond. During Mother’s Day weekend, the garden is bursting with colour. Rhododendrons reaching up to 6 metres tall drip with blooms and textured leaves, vibrant azaleas dazzle with their showy flowers, and a stunning collection of companion plants and heritage trees fill the garden. Purchase tickets in advance. (457 172 Street)

Darts Hill Garden Park – The garden offers visitors an ideal place to unwind, connect with nature and take in an amazing collection of rare and precious plants from all over the world. Darts Hill is considered a plantsman’s garden, which means that it is devoted to showcasing the finest examples of plants available that will succeed in the garden. The result is a beautiful collection of mature trees, shrubs and perennials among winding mossy pathways and open lawns. The gates are open from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm every Friday, Saturday and Sunday until the end of September. (16th Avenue and 170th Street)

Art’s Nursery (8940 192 Street)
West Coast Gardens (1420 172 Street)
Port Kells Nurseries (18730 88 Avenue W)
Hunters Garden Centre & Flower Shop (15175 72 Avenue)
Potters Nursery (19158 48 Avenue)
Art Knapp – Surrey (4391 King George Boulevard)
Cloverdale Country Market (5688 168 Avenue)

And surprise Mom with an amazing brunch from one of the following Surrey restaurants:

Tokyo Mithwaila – Afternoon tea is a longstanding tradition and Tokyo Mithwaila has taken this elegant tradition further with Indian artisanal sweets and delectable savoury treats and pastries with a Japanese soul for a special Mother’s Day brunch. Or, if you’d like to pick up a special afternoon tea to treat Mom at  home, they have a wonderful Mother’s Day special that includes a selection of sweets and savouries.

Sattea Mobile Tea Boutique – Celebrating all Moms and Mom-figures in our lives! Sattea Mobile Tea Boutique is hosting its first Mother’s Day afternoon tea experience on Sunday, May 14 at the Aria Banquet Hall (12350 Pattullo Place). They will have lots of great tea, savoury bites, scones, desserts, and live music, and the event will feature a 360 photobooth for a unique and fun experience to capture the special day!

Le Jardin Restaurant – This tiny restaurant in Ocean Park is serving up big flavours and they’ve recently added decadent brunches to their repertoire.  Le Jardin provides a unique dining experience with attention to every detail from atmosphere to food and wine, and a passionate commitment to highlighting fresh, local and seasonal products. Menu items include the  Morning Indulgence (a foie gras breakfast sandwich) and classics like their Smoked Salmon Benny. And don’t forget to try a tea cocktail made using teas from Karlas Special Teas. Reservations are required. Text  778 725 9520, or email

JRG Hospitality Group – Treat Mum to the gift of quality time, great drinks, food and moments on Mother’s Day at The Henry in Cloverdale or Townhall South Surrey. Mums receive a complimentary beverage, and all your brunch favourites are served until 2pm. Reservations recommended.

Dominion Bar + Kitchen – Treat mom to a scrumptious Mother’s Day brunch buffet at Dominion Bar + Kitchen. She will be spoiled with a symphony of brunch favourites, a small gift, special pricing on mimosas and rose all day, and a polaroid picture to capture the memories. To reserve your table, please call 604.330.0229 or email

Morgans Restaurant & Wine Bar – The popular Mother’s Day Brunch at Morgans Restaurant & Wine Bar is back! Featuring an incredible lineup of Mom’s favourite classics like eggs benedicts, avocado toast, smoked salmon croissant and short rib hash, plus a kids menu of waffles and scrambled eggs.  Please call 604-531-4262 to make your reservations.

MIXT Lobby Lounge – Take your Mother’s Day Brunch to a whole new level with the lavish spread from MIXT Lobby Lounge at the Sheraton Guildford Hotel on May 14. Brunch features a variety of delicacies including countless soups and salads, and seafood, chef-attended eggs benedict station and carvery, hot mains like french toast, Belgian waffles and scrambled eggs and freshly baked pastries and fruit.  Book your table here

Old Surrey Restaurant – Enjoy a decadent meal at one of Surrey’s top restaurants: Old Surrey Restaurant. Featuring classic French cuisine that’s absolutely delightful, choose from either brunch or dinner options. Both platings come with a three-course meal, with menu highlights including a crab cake benny, French crepes with strawberries and fresh halibut with dill caper cream sauce for brunch, and roast rack of lamb, filet mignon and chicken oscar for dinner. Reservations required.

Header image credit to Darts Hill Garden.