Expert plantsman and garden designer Larry Davidson started Lost Horizons two decades ago as a garden design and installation company. He ran into trouble sourcing the perennials he wanted to use in his design landscapes so he began sowing seeds and dividing; he then started selling the extra plants that he didn’t need for installations. One thing led to another, and today Lost Horizons is one of Canada’s leading specialty nurseries for rare and hard-to-find plants.
Lost Horizons is for sale. Watch the video below to learn more about it’s history, including interviews with Larry his partner Evita Schvallbe. It also has fascinating commentary from Globe & Mail columnist and garden writer Marjorie Harris, and from Paul Zammit, Director of Horticulture at the Toronto Botanical Garden.
A note about the name
“Lost Horizons” is derived from the Frank Capra film, which held Larry spellbound as a child. Everything thrived in that luxuriant paradise hidden high in the mountains, far from the stress of the world. We hope that, with the assistance of Lost Horizons, you can create your own Shangri-la.