Celebrating 11 Years!

10 yrs - new look

Back in 2006, Atlas Pots opened its doors in Point Grey. It took nearly 2 months to renovate and beautify the store before opening for business in late February. Looking back, there was definite uncertainty abThe back deckout this new venture, there was also so much optimism and joy. People would come in and chat about their lives and gardens; they would ask what to plant or bring in something they had grown to share with us. The back of the store was a small private oasis with a lush garden, a water feature where we and customers would hang out and chat.

Within six months, we had an opportunity to take over a new space in North Vancouver. We took it! It was a juggling act carrying both locations so we decided to let the Point Grey location go.

Through these initial months, it was apparent that there were limits to what we could offer. Planters were only available in ceramic, earthenware, and concrete. All heavy options. We wanted Atlas Pots to become the placstore-front close upe for planters that were lightweight, winter-proof, and just great to look at. The process of designing shapes, researching how to best construct these planters, and the whole learning process igniting us! There was so much to learn and some definite trials along the way. There were also some awesome people and manufacturers that were willing to work with a small, unknown Vancouver business.

We are now in our 11th year of business, and are ever grateful to the support of our community, our industry, and our awesome customers. And we are only going to get better at what we do!

Burnaby Hospital rooftop deck

Paraspace staff and families

Paraspace Landscape approached us again this year for their Annual Community Service Project. Jennifer from Paraspace sent us pictures of the current state of the rooftop garden at Burnaby Hospital and it really needed some help. With plants from Edgewater Plants and 3 skids of planters, the team of Paraspace staff and their families went to work to transform the large space into something beautiful. The results: a space that staff, patients and their families can enjoy.

BEFORE-1

before shot

BEFORE-2

before shot

AFTER-2

rooftop deck at Burnaby Hospital — after

planters, volunteer project

rooftop deck at Burnaby Hospital — after

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Past projects include: the Centre for Ability and the Langley Memorial Hospital entrance. 

Community Service  Project: Centre for Ability

Community Service Project: Centre for Ability

Langley Hospital - before shot

Langley Hospital front entrance – before shot

the-team

Paraspace team at Langley Hospital

planters at Langley Hospital

Viola! The finished project.