Welcome to The Avant-Garden Shop

The Avant-Garden Shop offers homeowners and gardeners the finest in home and garden décor, gardening accessories and backyard birding supplies, including the Squirrel Buster Plus our best Squirrel Proof Bird Feeder and The Garden Bandit our number one weeding tool. We support many Canadian artists. Feel free to browse the more than 50 artists online.

Established in 2002, we celebrated 10 years in business on Dec. 12th, 2012!

Award winning!

In 2012 we celebrated some honours! The Avant-Garden Shop won the BEST RETAIL BUSINESS (non-chain) at the Peterborough Chamber of Commerce Business Excellence Awards. In addition The Greater Peterborough Area Economic Development Corp presented us with an EPIC Ventures Award - Entrepreneurs Proudly Investing in our Community.

Accolades continue in 2013 with a "Garden Tourism" award for "Best promotion of the Year"  for a group which The Avant-Garden Shop helped to start called Garden Route.ca  See us accepting the award on Facebook.

We are located in downtown Peterborough in the heart of the wonderful Kawartha tourist region.

Our store is filled with an alluring collection of functional and decorative items to enhance your outdoor living and gift giving experience. As often as possible we seek out beautiful hand-made items from Canada.  We also source from the US and include quite a number of Fair Trade items. We feel it is very important to support local as much as we can.

We also offer on-line shopping for a number of our products, but to fully appreciate our selection, a visit to the store is a must.

Whether it's a gift for a friend or a distinctive item for your home, you will find something unusual and interesting at The Avant-Garden Shop.

We also have a blog filled with information on backyard birding, gardening and our new show on CHEX-TV called Garden Gate.  Visit our BLOG to learn more and to see the videos.


Check out all the Avant Garden Shop videos on our YouTube Channel

Visit Us Today

We are open year round:
Weekdays - 9:30 - 5:30 p.m.
Saturday - 9:30 - 5:00 p.m.

visit www.gardenroute.ca

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