Dig This Franchisees

  • Elizabeth Cull

    Elizabeth is a passionate self-taught gardener who comes from a long line of British gardeners: “My great-grandfather had a palm house in England.” Her garden is a barely-tamed English cottage garden, full of old roses, with occasional outbursts of not-for-this climate tropicals! More recently, Elizabeth has been working on ways to make the "100 Mile Diet" concept a reality for Dig This and her family.
  • Virginia Parkhurst

    Virginia loves dabbling in her garden and tinkering in her greenhouse, where she starts “tons of zinnias and blue salvia to fill pockets in the garden.” Tomatoes, zucchinis, garlic, and green beans are grown in small pockets as she doesn't have room for a large vegetable garden. The greenhouse produces peppers and, in winter, mescluns and arugula for salads. “My favourite geranium came from my mum, the "Vancouver' – I just love its foliage."
  • Margot Wilson & Allie Young

    Owners Margot Wilson and her daughter Allie Young, along with manager Tracy Hilton are all very excited about their bright new store on 3rd Avenue in Sidney.  Stop by and say hi next time you are in Sidney.
  • Jenny & Darryl Callewaert

    When Jenny & Darryl retired to Vancouver Island, the last thing on their minds was looking for another business venture. However, three and a half years later, they have done just that and are the new owners of Dig This Nanaimo. As customers of Dig This, they fell in love with the uniqueness of the store, so it was just natural when the opportunity came about to purchase the Nanaimo Dig This franchise, to go for it. While they consider themselves to be “amateur keeners” in the gardening world, they are looking forward to meeting and learning from all the wonderful gardeners in Nanaimo and beyond. Their goal is to have some fun and grow Nanaimo together.

About Us

Dig This started from a small store in Victoria in the 1980s. Inspired by the need to find quality garden products when little was available locally, Dig This now has four stores on Vancouver Island and an extensive selection of garden-related products.

Dig This is BC’s leading gardening and outdoor living store. Our friendly and knowledgeable staff is dedicated to helping garden enthusiasts create inspired outdoor living spaces to enjoy with friends and family. Whether you are a master gardener, an enthusiastic amateur, or someone who just enjoys spending time in their garden, Dig This is sure to have something to delight you.

Our stores are brimming with an exciting selection of decorative and functional garden accessories.

Our Credo

We believe the garden is an extension of the joy we feel for life.
We know that each escape to our gardens relaxes and restores us.
We believe in taking time to breathe deeply after the rain,
feel the breeze on our skin and the warmth of the sun.
We believe in making a special place to share with the people we care about.
We believe creating beauty in the spaces around us
creates beauty in our lives and our souls.
We are artists and our gardens are our canvases.