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Del Clarkson

Del Clarkson

  • President
  • A Thing of Beauty
Pickering Ontario


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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 [email protected] 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!”


•Fresh cut floral bouquets and arrangements
•Biweekly floral subscriptions
•Event florals and centrepieces
•Spring/summer exterior planters, hanging baskets and window boxes
•Autumn/harvest planters and decor
•Winter/Christmas exterior greenery planters and decor
•Interior Christmas decor