Originally, built around 1898, this unique 8-sided barn was  built for stabling animals, but was left empty for years until Susanne Spence-Wilkins saw it and made plans of her own. Susanne carefully disassembled the building and moved it to its present location in Palmyra, on Hwy 3.

With a dream to make it “more than a garden centre, more than a store”, Susanne and her team, consisting of family and friends in the community, have created a very special “Garden Inspiration Centre”. Here you can be inspired by what you see in the gardens and shop area, as well as during a seminar or workshop.

A special idea Susanne had which is very popular with locals and drive-by guests alike, is the Café.  Every day the kitchen prepares a sandwich made with fresh baked bread, oven-roasted meat and fillings; large or small chef’s salad; a soup made-from-scratch with local ingredients; and a butter tart or piece of pie. And don’t miss out on the ice cream! Made locally at Shaw’s Ice Cream in Port Stanley. Hand-scooped and delicious.


The Crazy Eight Barn is filled with outdoor and home curiosities.

It’s a special place for you to visit… daily, seasonally… as a special destination or as treat to yourself as you cruise by.