Welcome to the gardens of

Tim Hobbs and Donna Pass


  • Friends of the Hollow

    Drop us an email at thobbshollow@gmail.com and become a "Friend of the Hollow".

    You will be contacted by email whenever there is an update or new information
    on the website.

  • Garden Club Presentations

    Tim is always available to visit local
    garden clubs to present his thoughts
    and ideas on growing and hybridizing daylilies.

    Tim's latest presentation will be at the Winter Hort Happenings program – presented by The Garden Club of Toronto on Wednesday January 18/2017 at 1:00 pm in Studio 1 at the Toronto Botanical Garden.

  • Visit the Gardens

    Every year throughout the month of July

    from 9 to 5, the general public is welcome to come and stroll through the gardens.

    Bus tours are always welcome.

    Please call ahead 705.924.1071
    to confirm your visit.

  • Warkworth Lilac Festival

    Be sure to visit the Warkworth Lilac
    Festival in May.

    Visit the web-site at www.warkworthlilacfestival.ca

TrueNorth Daylilies seedling

2013 Lycette Award Winner

TrueNorth Daylilies seedling

2015 Lycette Award Winner

The 2 acre property features an extensive collection of hostas, lillium and hemerocallis (daylilies).

The front portion of the property is shaded by mature hard maples, Somerset maples and cedars, a perfect canopy for shade loving perennials allowing visitors to meander along the many pathways, enjoying the many vistas that continuously change with each step.

The paths open displaying two ornamental ponds joined by a stream and falls, attracting a variety of songbirds and aquatic life.

Visitors continue on by the eastern gardens or take a more direct route to the south end of the property, either way a variety of sun loving perennials and shrubs will greet you at every turn.

Along your journey a number of split rail structures provide interest and rest areas.
A large field stone fire pit is surrounded by ornamental grasses.

A large 20 foot deep pond and a bridge are nestled at the rear of the property with native woods in behind.

Just when you think the gardens are done you come among the daylilies 30,000 and growing. Tim's passion has expanded into a small business and has spilled onto another
2 acres of a 52 acre property.

The hoophouse has been covered with poly and the irrigation system is in place.

Please call ahead to make arrangements for any other time.

If you're serious about daylilies Tim has registered an additional 6 varieties for a total of 10.

If you're just looking for great garden plants at a very reasonable price, select from the field plantings.

New in 2017, we will also be selling named Hosta plants. There will be lots to pick from, ranging in size from small to large with interesting patterns.

Come and visit, walk among the daylilies and stroll through the gardens.

We will be open weekends in June (for Hostas) and all of July from 9 to 5
(for Daylilies/Hostas).