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.
Since 2013 The Avant-Garden Shop has a feature on Peterborough's CHEX TV. A segment called Garden Gate appears bi-weekly at 5pm. These informative segments are also available on our YouTube channel and also are previewed our blog (above).
Established in 2002, we'll be celebrating 13 years in business this December!
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.
In 2014 the owner, Brenda Ibey, was nominated for Business woman of the year! A great honour.
More about us
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.
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.