Thank you to all of you who responded to our last newsletter by writing in to tell us about how we first met and your memories of Tanglebank!
We managed to snag a pic of a few of our long time customers… Left to right above are: Gwen Gregorig, 97 years young. She is a water colour artist who attended our iconic Art in the Garden events way back to 2000. She says, “Tanglebank always welcomes you, whether you come for the food or flowers!” Next is Ray Sayers and Jim & Audrey Holder whom we first met probably 20 years ago! Below is Betty Yard – our very first customer coming back to celebrate her 94th birthday with us!
Here are some of the lovely responses we had to our last newsletter:
“We truly enjoy visiting the Bistro to enjoy the wonderful food, drinks, surroundings and great service from your friendly staff. The kitchen staff serves up interesting and delicious plates. It’s always a pleasure to see the family at work, including the grandchildren. The enthusiasm is contagious.
The gardens, when we enter the property, are always manicured and interesting and the garden centre is a real treat to see. The beautiful plants available for purchase are first class and tastefully displayed. The assistance for selecting the right plants is made simple with the guidance and knowledge of placement from Brenda and Lauren.
Thank you and see you soon.
PS: And it’s nice to see Arnold working VERY hard to ensure all is operating smoothly” Eddie Mack
“I have been visiting this little jewel in the valley since it first opened.It was,and still remains,one of the few places I go to when I want to find something unique for my garden I tell everyone about Tanglebank ! But the real gems here,are most certainly Brenda and Arnold.Always smiling, and willing to go out of their way to help.Harold would have been proud ! Congratulations to both of you on this wonderful milestone!” Thalia Peaty
“Congratulations on your 20 year Anniversary! I think it’s amazing that you have the support and talents from so many generations. That’s an even bigger success in my opinion. Love the story about HAROLD. Wish he could have seen what you all have done with it.” Shelley
“Loved reading about the history of Tanglebank!!!” Elma
“Not only is my garden filled with lovely plants and garden art from my favourite boutique nursery, I have a loving, funny, happy, purring reminder of Tanglebank every day.
7 years ago today, I was at Tanglebank and had just met Brenda and Arnold. I mentioned how I had just lost one of my beloved cats, and Arnold said, “Oh, we’re about to have a batch of kittens”. I asked if they sold them, and he said, “No, we just want them to have good homes”. On St. Patricks Day, our little Casey was born. I could fit the entire litter in my one hand.
8 Weeks later, I went back, and Arnold presented me with our wonderful family member. Thank you to Tanglebank and such a fantastic family. I thank my lucky stars every day…and so does Casey.” Cindy
“Congratulations on 20 years! My first experience with your business was with a group of women on a convention field trip where we came to the garden enter for a presentation on herbs and enjoyed learning about growing and using herbs and of course got to sample some tasty food and drinks. It was shortly afterwards that your bistro opened and it has become one of my favourite lunch spots where I drive from White Rock to meet friends from Chilliwack a few times a year. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the food and atmosphere.” Cherie
“I have enjoyed many visits to your gardens even before the bistro. I used to take a group of older ladies on the farm circle tour each spring and you were one of the favourite spots. Once the bistro opened we had even more reason to stop in. My fav memory was taking my mom to your awesome Mother’s Day brunch a few years back. It was the best food I have ever enjoyed at a brunch and mom felt very special that day. Afterwards we walked around your nursery and yard. Thank you and congratulations on twenty years!!” Janelle Scott
We want to thank you all for your stories, your well wishes and for taking the time to tell us how you’ve enjoyed Tanglebank Gardens! We LOVE hearing from you! If anyone else has a story or memory they’d like to share, please comment below.
Best wishes to you all – and here’s to another fabulous 20 years!