The Avant-Garden Shop: Your Garden & Bird Store

GARDEN GATE: Episode 294 – Father’s Day Ideas (June 7, 2024)

Fathers Day is this Sunday, June 16th. We’ve got many unique items for Dad in the shop including locally made bat houses! Bats consume a tremendous number of mosquitoes nightly and are a great option for pest control. Ask us for more fun facts about bats in the store, or grab a book on bats … Read more

GARDEN GATE: Episode 268 – Father’s Day Gift Ideas (June 9, 2023)

Father’s Day is right around the corner! We have lots of unique gift ideas for all the different Father figures in your life. Only the best – Tilley Hats! We have a few different styles and colors, and you can accessorize with a Dragonfly Wingman! These clip on to your hat, backpack or chair to … Read more

Garden Gate: Episode 16 – Sun protection in the Garden

CHEX TV air date: Fri. July 12th, 2013

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Summers in Ontario can be pretty intense. We seem to go from cool wet springs right into hot humid and very sunny days. As gardeners we tend to love to spend long days working in the garden and often forget about sun protection until it’s too late.

We get many people in the shop who have either experienced skin cancer or been warned to protect their skin before it’s too late! Our hats can do the job to protect your face, ears and neck!

12004At The Avant-Garden Shop we carry three lines of hats that offer excellent sun protection. Visit our website for a sampling of some of our Canadian made sun protection hats.


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