Hellebore Days are coming!

Hello Gardening and foodie friends.  Spring is almost here and I for one am incredibly excited.  I can feel it in the air and according to one of my dear guests at the bistro I am told that a robin sighting has been made.  Definitely reinforcing that spring is in the air.  Who else is excited?
To add to all that excitment, Arnold and I spent the weekend down in Seattle at the Flower show and I must say that the flower of choice, besides bulbs that is, was the  drum roll please……..
Hellebores.  These amazing flowers were everywhere in every colour.  My personal favorites being the peachy coloured ones.  Absolutely gorgeous,  which now brings me into this reminder.
Saturday, March 2nd at 10:30 I will be sharing my love for these jewels of the late winter -early spring garden.  Everything you wanted to know or didn’t know you wanted to know will be discussed.
    • Learn why you should be adding these beauties to your garden.
    • Learn how to chose and where and how to plant them in your garden
    • Learn all their specific qualities and the care and attention needed to send them happily into a cacophony of rhapsody in blooms in your garden.
    • Learn how to display them in your home.

    You so want one!!!  I know…  For those of you who just don’t want to miss this fun filled morning full of the antics of this author  please call us (604 856 9339) ahead of time so we know that you are coming and how many chairs we will need to set up.  I am looking forward to seeing all your lovely cheerful faces.  Until then,  Cheers…..

Valentines Week at Tanglebank & Brambles

We have a busy month planned at Tanglebank Gardens and Brambles Bistro, from decadent chocolate Valentine’s desserts, to contests and much more!
Mark your calenders for March 2nd when Brenda will be sharing all about the care and use of hellebores in the winter garden.

February Festivities!

February 12th is SHROVE TUESDAY! What is Shrove Tuesday you ask? It is held every year the day before Lent begins. Lent is traditionally a day of clearing out the cupboards of sugar, fats and eggs for the 40 day fast. Shrove or Pancake Tuesday is a chance to eat a delicious stack of pancakes before the fast begins! We will be featuring Lemon Ricotta pancakes with sour cherry compote.


alongside our delicious menu we have incorporated some Valentines inspired specials

February 12th

Lemon Ricotta Pancakes with Sour Cherry Compote
Capellini Pasta with Prawns, Capers, Tomatoes and Lemon
February 13th
Baked Eggs Florentine
Flatbread with Pesto, Caramelized Onion, Roasted Chicken and Sundried Tomatoes
Chocolate Waffles topped with Sour Cherries and Raspberries and Creme Anglais
Champagne Poached Pears and Brie
February 15th
Crepes with Lemon Mascarpone Cream
Asiago and Artichoke Dip
February 16th
Chocolate Waffles topped with Sour Cherries and Raspberries and Creme Anglais
Champagne Poached Pears and Brie

Red Velvet Cupcake Contest

February 12th – 16th

Buy a cupcake for a chance to win!

Daily prizes for whomever buys and finds the surprise inside their cupcake!

On Valentine’s Day the GRAND PRIZE in the cupcake will be a piece of jewellery from Lee’s Fine Jewellery.