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Plan a road trip to Burlington
If you're looking for some outdoor fun, Burlington should be at the top of your places-to-visit list this summer.
Where to shop: Centro Garden
Passionate entrepreneur Jason Pepetone is the mastermind behind Centro Garden, a retail store that meshes the indoors with the out. Potted seasonal plants and hanging terrariums coexist with stylish home decor items like beaded chandeliers, one-of-a-kind vintage finds and unique artisanal wares. Whether you’re looking for a gift for someone that’s hard to buy for or a treat for yourself, this is the place. Don’t forget to check out the outdoor terrace for beautifully designed succulent containers. 437 Brant St., centrogarden.com.
Where to shop: Holland Park Garden Gallery
This family-owned gardener’s haven is well known for its vast selection of plants and hands-on service. Covering 2.5 hectares with a 4,650 square-metre showroom/greenhouse, the centre offers something to satisfy any green thumb, including outdoor furniture and seasonal floral decorations. Starting this spring, it’ll be carrying the HGTV Home Plant Collection, featuring Peppermint Swirl hydrengea and Blueberry Petite butterfly bush. 2243 Fairview St., hollandpark.com.