The Avant-Garden Shop: Your Garden & Bird Store

Garden Gate: Episode 222-Time to relax

  August is the month to relax and enjoy! Come and browse the shop and see all of the beautiful things we now have in stock. Solair chairs, outdoor carpets, flags, bird houses, door mats, wall art, wind chimes and so much more.   We’re very happy to say that most of the items that … Read more

Garden Gate: Episode 145 – Choosing quality products

At The Avant-Garden Shop we carry as much Canadian made product as possible. We know it’s important to support local! We also look for quality products that are going to last! On this episode I talk about quality concrete, plastic and UV protection. If you’re going to invest in a product, it’s worth investing a … Read more

Garden Gate: Episode 115 – Creating a fun patio (May 12th, 2017)

CHEX TV airdate: Friday May 12th, 2017 Click link to watch this episode online. The nice weather has finally arrived!  It’s time to get out and absorb some vitamin D. We have some fun, retro patio chairs now in stock.  These “motel” chairs have been in production in Canada since 1973!  They’re super comfy too. … 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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