Upcoming Events 2017

2017 events

Upcoming Events 2017:

Please RSVP for ALL events


Welcome your Friends and Family this Christmas with Fresh Takes on Style,

Wednesday November 22 @ 6:30pm    – Girlfriend  Wine and Cheese night.  Create Fresh Greens Workshop Using fresh greens, berries, twigs and pinecones topped with a bow  $65

Saturday  December 2 @ 10am.  Christmas Container  With Panache.    Create a Container All Dressed up for the Holidays complete with Twigs and Greens.

Saturday December 2 @ 2pm  Kids Workshop, 
Come and make a Grinch tree.   $10 per child.

Saturday December 9 @ 10am    Brenda will be demonstrating how to Make Fresh Greens Garland to dress up your front door, mantle or stair rail.
Come and learn just how easy it is to add fresh greens glamour to your home this Holiday Season

Saturday December 16th @ 10am Seasonal  Japanese Kokudama Demonstration
Brenda will be demonstrating how to make seasonal  Japanese Kokudama using seasonal plants.  You can just watch or you can dig right in and create some for yourself.

We are looking forward to seeing you for one or all of these events and seminars.



Elegant artistic foods & refreshing Limoncello in breezy garden patio lounges & socializing nooks
Listen and dance a little to Quieros band
Amazing Dancers
Artists in the Garden Paint-off

Tasteful living silent auction and art

Help us raise dollars for kids hands-on visual literacy and critical thinking arts and heritage learning

Early Bird tickets until August 19th: $100 per Reach Friend / $125 for Future Friend
Art Entourage of 8 Future Friends:$900
After August 19th $140 pp or Art Entourage of 8: $1000
Purchase at thereach.ca/calender OR at The Reach at 32388 Veterans Way,Abbotsford


JULY 29, 2017 @ 10:00 am to 12:00 pm – MEMORIAL BUTTERFLY RELEASE
Memories Taking Flight…
Buy a butterfly to release in memory of the passing of a loved one. Then release it and enjoy watching it flutter through a summer garden at Tanglebank.
Children will enjoy getting their faces painted before releasing their own butterfly.
Afterwards, enjoy lunch or desert and coffee in the bistro or on the patio.Who:  YOU, Family, & Friends!
What:  Memorial Butterfly Release
Where:  Tanglebank Gardens
29985 Downes Rd, Abbotsford, BC
When:  July 29, 2017 @ 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Why:  To support the Abbotsford Hospice Society while paying respect to loved ones who have died.
Butterflies $25/each
Butterflies must be reserved in advance at
www.AbbotsfordHospice.org/butterflyFor more information and to purchase your butterflies, click here..





February 23rd 7pm – Girlfriends  Wine and Cheese Terrarium Night  
Cost is $20 (includes wine, cheese, soils, instructions and decorative touches)  Cost of plants and glass terrarium extra.  RSVP  by calling 604 856 9339 or come into the store.

March 17th  9am – 3pm St. Patrick’s Day Special Menu
The chefs will be cooking up some classic Shepherds Pie as well as. Delicious Guinness Short Rib Stew en croute.  (With a pastry top).   Of course we will have some classic Guinness or Baileys Irish Cream Coffee ☕️ to enjoy with your entree and it wouldn’t be complete without some special desserts as well.  Served 9am-3pm.

April 8th  10am – Spring container workshop Saturday
Create a beautiful spring container to welcome Spring using a combination of spring bulbs,annuals, perennials and more. Learn how to care for and change it over to a summer planting when the time comes.  Cost determined by the plants you chose.   Bring your own container or purchase one here.

April 15th 10am-12pm Kids Potted Plant and Easter Scavenger Hunt  – $10per child

April 18th  6:30 pm – Girlfriends Cheese & Wine String art Planting ‘ Kokedama’ Night
Learn How to make a Japanese Moss Ball
$20 plus cost of plant. All other supplies included.

April 22 10am – Kids Pop Bottle Terrarium  – $10 per child

April 29 10am – Moss Hanging Basket Workshop    Phone for prices.

May 13th Saturday 10am Kid’s Mother’s Day Workshop
Children can pot up a cute flower pot with flowers and decorate it for mom
Cost $5.00 per RSVP

May 14th  Sunday  9am / 11am / 1pm – Mother’s Day Brunch
Call for reservations and more info. Cost is $25 for adults and $15 for children 3-13 and 2 and under free.

A Year Well Spent!

Tanglebank customers

Looking back at 2016, our 20th Anniversary, it was a year well spent and we’re excited about 2017!

We are grateful to all our wonderful customers and friends who’ve made this such a wonderful year.  It’s been busy!  We’ve had even more events and workshops than ever!  Each one has been received with enthusiasm and everyone who attended had fun and went home with wonderful memories – and often their own unique handmade items!

Here are just a few images from our recent Ladies Soiree:

Ladies Soiree 2016Ladies Soiree 2016





Recipe: Butter Chicken BurgerLadies Soiree 2016





Ladies Soiree 2016


And here’s one from our Wreath Workshop:





We also had lots of fun events for the whole family, including kids.

Santa’s Pancake Breakfast and Elves Workshop was a blast!  














As was the Fairy Garden Workshop!

Miniature Gardens Fairy Gardens








We had so much fun this year that we’re going to have an even busier year of events in 2017, so stay tuned!



We wish you a wonderful New Year – may 2017 bring you great joy!  We look forward to seeing you soon.

Upcoming Events at Tanglebank

Tanglebank Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events at Tanglebank Gardens & Brambles Bistro (2016)

Upcoming Events at TanglebankTanglebank celebrates 20 years of Gardening with you.  

To celebrate our 20th Anniversary we’ll be holding more gardening workshops, seminars and events than ever before.  Events will include our very popular container gardening series, a brand new kids gardening series as well as basic garden school seminars for newbie gardeners and those who want to hone their skills.

Is there a gardening topic you would like to know more about?  Let us know and we will try to include it.   Stay tuned for more exciting events to be added to this list as we move forward.

Garden Workshops and other Events at Tanglebank 2016
Please note: RSVP by calling 604 856 9339 or come into the store



Saturday Oct 1st  10am  Fall container Garden Workshop 
Learn how to create a beautiful Autumn container with Brenda and   Bring the warmth of Autumn to your front door    Bring your own container or purchase one here.   RSVP  by calling 604 856 9339 or come into the store.  Costs depend on your choices of plantings.

Saturday Oct 8th.   10am    Our special Kids Day.
Bring the kids out to create a CRAZY HAIR PUMPKIN HEAD PLANTER or create a DECOUPAGE PUMPKIN using garden greens to create a beautiful centerpiece for your table for Thanks giving.  Cost $5 each.  Do one or both.  You decide.  Ladies  if you would like to create one as well the cost is $8 for a small or $15 for a large.  Please RSVP  by calling 604 856 9339 or come into the store.

October 26th. 7pm Girlfriends  Wine and Cheese Terrarium Night.  DATE TBA
Cost is $20 (includes wine, cheese, soils, instructions and decorative touches)  Cost of plants and glass terrarium extra.  RSVP  by calling 604 856 9339 or come into the store.

Thursday Oct 27   6:00 pm    Autumn Bounty Long Table Dinner at Brambles Bistro.
Menu and Prices available here:Harvest Bounty Long Table Dinner Menu.


Thursday November 10th 6pm-8pm: Ladies Soiree is Back!
Get into the swing of the season this year Tickets are $20 each.
Wine, appies and a night of entertainment  This year we are featuring a local Guest Chef. Pamela Scott who will be creating and demonstrating some wonderful entertaining ideas for this holiday season. Ladies she also creates a wonderful line of spices you can purchase that  night.   We are also featuring local jewelry designs by Carolily Designs.   Absolutely beautiful.   Great gifts or for yourself.   And as usual we will have some decorating ideas for garden and home.      Lots of door prizes and the perfect night to share with girlfriends, daughters,  and mothers.  We look forward to seeing you here.

Saturday Nov 12th 8:30-10am Santas Pancake Breakfast and Elves Workshop
Come and Enjoy breakfast with Santa 8:30-10am.   Cost $8 per child. $12 per adult.   Includes fresh made pancakes with all the trimmings, syrup, strawberries and whip cream as well as sausage and bacon.

10am – 2 pm. Then head on over to the Elves FREE workshop where the kids can enjoy face painting, 10-12pm. crafts and make cool pine cone bird feeders to feed our fine feathered friends.  As well as Hot Chocolate and Marshmallows.

Saturday  Nov 19th.   10am. Christmas Container Workshop.  RSVP.  
Learn how to create your own “Best Dressed Container”. This holiday season.  Bring your own container or buy one here then plant it up with winter plants and finish it off with all the trimmings.   Cost is determined by plants and accessories you choose.

Tuesday Nov 22nd.  7pm. Christmas Wreath Workshop with wine and Cheese.  Cost $65 RSVP.  
Create a lovely 14″ wreath with assorted greens, twigs and pine cones then learn how to tie the perfect bow to top it off while you enjoy wine and cheese.  Not just the Cheese your friends dish out!! LOL


Stay tuned for more great events to be announced.


Saturday March 19th.  

Spring Container Garden Workshop 10 am. RSVP
Bring your own container or purchase one here.  Brenda will show you how to create a lovely spring container just in time for Easter using a combination of shrubs, perennials, grasses and bulbs that is sure to bring a smile to the faces of all who visit.
Cost determined by plants you choose for your planter.

Saturday, April 2nd.  
Children’s Rainforest Terrarium Workshop 10 am.  RSVP
Children will build their own pop bottle terrarium complete with wild animals while learning about our rainforest.
Cost $10

Saturday April 16th.  
Vegetable Gardening 101. 10am. RSVP
Learn how to grow veggies like a pro.  Learn how to plan a garden, rotating crops, starting seeds.  Discuss the benefits of square foot gardening, raised bed gardening as well as basic care, watering and fertilizing of the garden.
Free seminar.

Saturday April 23rd.  
Moss Hanging Basket Workshop.  10am RSVP
Create your own lush hanging basket while learning how to add a few extra artistic, creative touches and keep it looking great all season..
Cost $20 plus plants.   Cost includes basic supplies of soil,moss and basket.

Saturday May 7th.  
Children’s Mother’s Day Spring garden container.  10 am RSVP
Children can create a beautiful flower pot filled with annual flowers to give to Mom this Mothers Day.  Planting and Colouring fun!
Cost $10

Sunday May 8th.  
Mothers Day Brunch Buffet. RSVP
Bring the whole family and treat Mom to a very Special Lunch.
3 Seatings available.   9:30 am.   11:30am.  1:30 pm
Call  for pricing and to reserve your place

Saturday May 14th.  
Succulent Wreath Workshop  10am.  RSVP
Create an amazing evergreen wreath using succulents of echevaria, sedums sempervivum and moss.
Cost $10 plus plants.. Cost includes basic supplies of soil, moss and wreath form.  Plants are extra.

Saturday May 21st.  
Herb Gardening and planter Workshop. Recipes Included.  10am. RSVP
Take a culinary journey as we look at classic herbal combinations from around the world  such as Thai, French, Italian, Indian, Mexican  while you learn what works well with each other and how to grow them,  then pot up your favourite combination.   PS. In this class you will also get to do some tasting and take home some recipes.
Cost  $10 plus plants you choose.   Cost includes planter, soil, tasting and recipes.  Plants are extra

Saturday May 28th
Summer Annual Colour Container.  10am.  RSVP

Create a colourful container garden using foliage and structure to create a bold design that will brighten up any spot in your garden.
Cost  is determined by plants you chose.

Friday June 3rd, 7 – 10pm
Spring Into Summer: Brambles Bistro and Carolily invite you to ‘Spring into Summer’ – Sip wine, sample treats and shop!  Ticket info coming soon.

Saturday June 11th
Broads Brunch is June 11th: Only 50 tickets available! Buy now before they’re gone!  Call 604 864 8087 or buy online at http://thereach.ca

Saturday June 18th.
Fairy Garden Workshop. 10am.  RSVP

Let the Child in you out.  Wether you are 5 or 55 or anywhere in between, below or beyond this class is sure to bring out the child in you.  Create your own miniature fairy world including the magic of Fairy dust.
Cost $40 includes pot, soil, 2 plants and $20 in fairy garden fixtures

Saturday June 25th.
Xeriscape Gardening  Vs Rain Gardening. 10am. RSVP

Learn how to create a sustainable garden that thrives even in hot dry summers and  winter wet.   Learn how to chose the right plants for your garden site.
Free Seminar.

Hot Summer Nights on the Patio

We’re celebrating summer with a series of themed evenings on Brambles Bistro patio.  Call to reserve your table now:

Thursday July 28th. Tuscany Night 

Thursday August 4th Burgers & Brew Night

Thursday August 11th Mexican Night

Thursday August 25th Thai Night

Create a Fantasy Fairy Garden

fairy garden

Create a fantasy Fairy Garden!

fairy garden ornaments

We have a whole range of beautiful, teeny, tiny fairy ornaments in stock – all ready to adorn your precious fairy garden.

Let your imagination take flight!

Fairy Gardens are so much fun – whether you’re a teeny, tiny little one or an adult who never quite relinquished your childhood dreams!  Come into Tanglebank today and choose your favorites before they are all gone!

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fairy garden workshop

If you love the idea of creating your own special Fairy Garden, but aren’t sure how, why not join us for a hands-on workshop on June 18th at 10am?

To register, please call 604 856 9339!  There are limited spaces available so call today

It’s our first ever SPRING into SUMMER Ladies Soiree!

Spring into Summer Ladies Soiree

It’s our first ever SPRING into SUMMER Ladies Soiree!

Attention Ladies! You’re invited to an exciting event designed just for you and your girlfriends! 

Just click on the image below and you’ll find all the details! The invitation will open in a browser window. Scroll through and then call us to book your spot!

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Spring into Summer

Simple Water Saving Tips For Your Garden:

water saving tips for the garden

Simple Water Saving Tips For Your Garden:

Although we are only in Spring and the Summer water restrictions haven’t yet started, the weather has become so warm that it won’t be long before they do.

Water saving tips for the garden

Here are some simple tips that will help you garden more sustainably and minimize the risk of increased water costs:

  • Water flower beds and lawns early in the morning
  • Water containers in the afternoon
  • Do not water in the evening

Not only will this make more efficient use of the water used, but the plants will be healthier. Your garden will have time to absorb the moisture and before the heat of the day and there is less evaporation. Your containers tend to dry out more quickly so watering n the afternoon allows plants to absorb moisture after the heat of the day and throughout the evening. Avoid watering during the evening as the moisture will not dry off the foliage and flowers and can encourage fungi to grow.  Always water before the plants begin to wilt. Leaving watering too long can result in fatal damage to the plants.

  • Use Sea Soil in your beds and containers. It’s even more efficient and nutrient rich than regular mulch. In fact when you use sea soil you don’t need to add mulch. It also has a better water retention.
  • Redirect, reuse, recycle:  Saving your excess cooking water and using it to water your plants is not only going to save on watering but it will also help to fertilize plants.  Catch rainwater from your roof in rain barrels and re-use in your garden rather than letting it slip into the sewage.
  • Add your home made compost to your soil for better water retention.  Saving your vegetable and plant waste and using it to create compost is a great way to garden sustainably.
  • Raised beds and natural material glazed pots will lose more water to evaporation than glazed or non-porous pots.
  • Use native plants that are drought tolerant in your area.  They thrive in the natural climate and therefore don’t need as much water as many non-native plants.

If you’re interested in Xeriscaping, we are having a free seminar about this on June 25th, 2016. Find more detail here and call to register.