A dream made real, the Glades Garden is a wonderland of exotic plant life, beautiful flowers, and mossy garden statues. Escape into the lush greenery, where you can get lost amongst the canopy of trees, picturesque ponds, and flowering plants. This carefully cultivated marvel was a product of love and a whole lot of work from members of the community and the city to make it what it is today.
Glades Garden was the dream of Murray Stephen, who began the Glades Garden as a private 5 acre rhododendron garden, as he missed the rhododendron gardens that he had grown up with in Scotland. But after Murray passed away, the garden fell into disrepair for some time. That is until the the Dewolfs bought the land and rejuvenated the garden. The garden was eventually gifted to the City in 2002, and now everyone can enjoy the work and passion that has gone into this beautiful space since Murray started it back in 1956. The vision of Murray is alive in the garden today, as any expansion plans are done with consideration to what Murrey would want for this beautiful space.
Located in South Surrey next to the Peace Portal Golf Club this gorgeous garden is acres and acres of beautiful foliage that is a delight in every season. In Springtime, Glades garden is full of blossoms that float like confetti along the ponds and water features. Get lost among the delicate petals of the rhododendron forest. In the Summer the garden is lush and green, the perfect place to find some cool shade and enjoy a picnic. Visit in the Fall to enjoy that satisfying crunch of leaves under your feet and firey red surroundings.
There is so much to see and with an expansion by the city of Surrey, now there is 15 acres to explore. Not only is the garden bigger, but there is more space for community events and gatherings, with a new event lawn, amphitheatre, and space for everyone to enjoy.
A project of passion that has spanned decades, this garden is so much more more than a few planted flowers. If you’re looking for a repose from the outside world or the perfect Instagram spot, Glades Garden should be your next stop.