Welcome to the Lost Horizons Website
We are now open for the 2014 season
Winter storm damage, and a cool spring have delayed our opening this year, so lets get busy! We are open our usual Wednesday to Sunday from 10am to 5pm.
Welcome to the 2014 catalogue. We are still striving to provide the fullest range of exciting and useful plants for a wide range of garden situations grown in a sustainable way. We hope you are looking forward to spring as we are. We were hit heavily by the ice storm and it has certainly been the coldest winter in fifteen years. Between ice damage and some extreme cold we are nervous but thankfully we have had plenty of snow that has insulated smaller shrubs and perennials. We have had more wind, ice and water damage in the gardens this year than in the other thirty years we have been here put together. The silver lining is that the garden that was largely shady is now more open and sunny creating the possibility of using a wider range of plants.
We were sad to hear of the passing of Tom Thomson last fall. Tom was a horticulturist at Humber Nursery but his influence extended far beyond that. He was very instrumental in promoting plants especially hostas, grasses and ferns. He certainly was an iconoclast and I learned a great deal from him. I remember at an organizational meeting for the Perennial Plant Association that John Valleau suggested nominating Tom for a Plantsman Award. Of course it went to a high profile person. Tom could have rough edges but I thought it a wonderful gesture of John to nominate him and I did think he deserved it.