Gardeners across Canada who appreciate rare perennials are hopeful that a sympathetic buyer will be found for the Lost Horizons Nursery in Acton, Ont.
Expert plantsman and garden designer Larry Davidson started Lost Horizons more than two decades ago because he couldn’t find the plants that he and other designers wanted for their garden installations. The collection of more than 3,000 plants is sourced from around the world and displayed in 2.5 acres of display gardens that show fascinating combinations. Because the plants are grown on the site, Lost Horizons has increased awareness about how many plants are hardy to grow in Canada.
The business operation on 5.53 acres and the renovated house of Lost Horizons is for sale for $1.595 million by co-owners Davidson and his partner Evita Schvallbe. On the website of realtor Steve Dawkins, there are extensive photos about the property. There’s commentary about Lost Horizons from Globe & Mail columnist and garden writer Marjorie Harris and from Paul Zammit, Director of Horticulture at the Toronto Botanical Garden in the video: