A Thing of Beauty – Seasonal Designs by Del

Headshot of Del Clarkson

My name is Del Clarkson. I joined my husband’s specialty fruit market in Pickering in 1999 with a vision to add a garden centre to his already successful business. As our two boys grew, my availability and ambition to expand the business grew as well.

We started with a few plants, some planters and a desire to service our wonderful customers. With each passing garden centre season our inventory expanded to include planters, urns, hanging baskets and window boxes. Customers asked for more unique and specialized plantings. Everything was growing! During the off season, I spent time preparing for the upcoming season, talking to our growers, discussing trends in plant varieties and colours, doing research, and taking courses. 

Greenhouses went up on the property and our spring garden centre expanded to encompass early spring bulbs and plantings for Easter/Passover, bright summer baskets and planters, fall arrangements of mums, cabbage and kale, winter/Christmas arrangements and custom designs of all shapes and sizes. Custom orders for special occasions and fund raising were all part of the services we offered. Our customers were thrilled with the quality and service they were provided with. No customer order was too small and no request too large, everything was handled as if it was for our own home.

Do you have a vision for your spring and summer décor or a dream for your front entranceway? Not sure how to make it happen? Maybe you don’t have the time or the know how to bring your vision to fruition? Not to worry, that’s where the knowledgeable and experienced team of talented designers at A Thing of Beauty can turn your dream into a reality.

With years of experience we specialize in making dreams come true.  From the classic design of traditional arrangements to the most creative and unique planters we can take your vision and turn it into a reality. Hanging baskets, window boxes, planters of all shapes and sizes from 10” to 24”, anything is possible. Email us at info@athingofbeauty.ca to discuss the possibilities. Our team is ready to assist with all your interior and exterior seasonal and event floral and décor needs for home or business.

Looking forward to turning your vision into “A Thing of Beauty!”

My passion for gardening and designing beautiful looks for all to enjoy was fostered by my father, an incredible man that I admired as a pillar of all things family. Always happy, smiling and joking, his standard response when asked how he was doing was simply, just A Thing of Beauty.

Combining my experience with seasonal design and plantings and my passion for home and family, A Thing of Beauty was born.

We very much look forward to meeting you and creating a seasonal look that makes your home or business, A Thing of Beauty.

Read what people are saying about US

We have had the pleasure of dealing with Stewart and Del for the past 13+ years. We were new to Durham and noticed their store. We decided to stop in. It was one of the best decisions we ever made. Del’s attention to detail, along with her knowledge and stellar customer service, paired with the quality of product is the reason why we have not gone elsewhere since for our hanging baskets and planters for every season.
Crystal and Sergio
I have done business with Del for over 10 years. Every May I purchase 12 baskets for my front porch. She always makes sure they all match and compliment my home. They are always gorgeous and colourful all summer. One year I encountered a problem with 3 of my baskets. I spoke to Del and she instantly had suggestions and a solution for me.

Visit our SERVICES page to learn about our in-season floral and design décor.

Our Customer Photos

We are pleased to share with you, photos that our customers have shared with us. We would love to see your plants and florals, too! Send your photos of hanging baskets, planters, window boxes, bouquets and seasonal decor purchased through us to info@athingofbeauty.ca
Thank you in advance!

Those who find beauty in all of nature will find themselves at one with the secrets of life itself.
– James Dean