The Glades
"A Woodland Rhododendron Garden"
Location: 561-172nd Street Surrey, access via 4th or 8th avenues from 176th street (no left turn off of 168th street).
This special 10 acre woodland garden is home to many spieces of rare and unusual rhododendrons, azaleas and fine heritage trees.
Open to the public on specific dates by donation, or for tours by appointment.

It was originally purchased (5 acres) by Murray Stephen and his wife Lydia making the acreage into a special garden of rhododendrons, azaleas and other exotic trees and shrubs. compared to the tangled mess of alder and blackberry bushes. Murray passed away in 1970 and his wife remarried, but the garden fell into decline until Jim and Elfriede De Wolf purchased the land in 1994, restoring back to glory with a major change in 2002, when the De Wolfs' gifted The Glades to the City of Surrey. The De Wolfe's have a life estate and continue to have input on the day to day garden operations.