Category Archives: VanDusen Botanical Garden

A Good Cup of Tea

When the calendar says spring but the temperatures are still downright chilly, a good cup of tea can bring clarity. Seasonal changes are occurring. Everywhere you look, the preparations and planning for spring are underway.  Parkas have been traded in for … Continue reading

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On the Banks of Heron Lake

VanDusen Botanical Gardens in Vancouver is more than just an ordinary garden. It’s an oasis in the middle of the city. A place where life slows down a little. To be enjoyed at a more reasonable pace. On a recent … Continue reading

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All the Bling Bling of the Season

I’ve been taking down my Christmas lights this week. While I like to make the house sparkle through Christmas, there’s something quite wonderful about this late winter clean up. Subtle changes are evident in the garden as I strip away … Continue reading

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The Treasures of VanDusen Gardens

As far as spring traditions go in Vancouver, there’s one that can’t be beat. Like clockwork on the Last Sunday of April a steady line of gardeners grow. Dressed in their finest rubber boots and windbreakers, prepared for whatever Mother Nature … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday: Dryopteris Marginalis Leather Wood Fern

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Spring has Finally Arrived: Get Happy!

It’s officially spring! Whether you’ve realized it or not, your garden is already growing. The weather may still be cold and the winds unforgiving, but those strong spring performers are breaking ground and bursting out with renewed vigor. Now is the … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday: VanDusen’s Fall Colours

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Impressions from Livingstone Lake

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A Romantic Walk in the Rain with my Sweetheart

Last week Michael & I visited Vancouver for the opening of Touch Wood at VanDusen Botanical Gardens. We enjoyed a wonderful evening of art, fantastic food and great company in one of the most beautiful gardens in BC. It was … Continue reading

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Touch Wood Injects Raw Beauty & Art into the Garden

Last week Touch Wood opened at VanDusen Botanical Gardens in Vancouver. An art exhibit encompassing pieces from local BC artists, working with salvaged, scavenged or recycled wood. This exhibit speaks to the core of BC culture and history. Wood has … Continue reading

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