Tag Archives: VanDusen Botanical Gardens

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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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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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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VanDusen Gardens Plant Sale: What Followed Me Home

The weather couldn’t have been finer this past Sunday as plant geeks and deal hunters turned the parking lot of VanDusen Botanical Gardens, the sidewalks and even all the way down Oak street into a bit of a block party. … Continue reading

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Just Another Plant Sale Convert

I have to detour my blog this week to do a little bragging. This is my daughter Elizabeth and she is flippin AMAZING! Not only is she a fun loving kid/soccer phenomenon, but she might just be a mini me. … Continue reading

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