In the event of severe weather please call ahead to confirm that the nursery is open.
When to visit
It’s always exciting to visit the nursery and buy plants in spring and early summer, especially after a long hard winter. But did you know that Lost Horizons is renowned for its selection of plants that extend your garden’s blooming season right through summer and into October?
Fall is an ideal time to plant perennials, woodies, ferns, and ornamental grasses. Air temperatures may be cool but the soil is still warm and there’s ample time for roots to get established before the ground freezes.
So make sure to plan a visit later in the season to catch the blooming plants that early shoppers miss!
Plenty of free parking is available on site.
Our gardens and nursery are extensive so give yourself lots of time to explore. Bring a picnic and enjoy lunch in our beautiful display gardens!
To get the most out of your visit we encourage you to come dressed for outdoor conditions. We recommend suitable footwear for walking over uneven terrain; in wet weather, raincoat and boots; on hot sunny days bring extra water and a hat. In late spring mosquitos make their presence felt and you’ll be more comfortable if you arrive bug-proofed: wear repellent, long-sleeved top and pants, and light-coloured clothing.
You’ll find it easier to transport your purchases if you bring trays, bags or boxes to carry them home in.
We have a portable washroom on site. Restaurants, stores, and public washrooms are available 3 km away in the town of Acton.
Recycle your pots
We hate spending money buying pots when so many are languishing in people’s garages and in landfill sites. Please continue to return our pots, along with any others, but only in the sizes that we use (11 cm, 15 cm and 1 gallon). We do not want annual cell packs or hanging baskets.
We welcome bus tours, however to handle the volume of customers we do require at least 48 hours advance notice and payment of a fee of $125 in order to arrange for extra staff. Please call ahead to book as early as possible: (519) 853-3085
- Lost Horizons Gift Certificates
A wonderful gift for the gardener in your life! LOST HORIZONS gift certificates may be purchased in person at the nursery in any amount you like. We will also accept orders by mail; simply send us a note with the name of the recipient and amount, as well as a cheque or credit card number/expiry date and return address. Please allow 2-3 weeks for processing.