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Chinatown Millennium Gate on Pender Street
Sep 21

Things To Do in Chinatown: A Moon Festival Itinerary

By Kathy Gibler

A Moon Festival Itinerary – Things To Do at the Mid-Autumn Moon Festival The Mid-Autumn Moon Festival presents a wonderful opportunity for family fun. Gardens BC has put together a list of ‘things to do’ to assist in making your choice. The actual festival date is September 24; most of the events take place on […]

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University of Northern British Columbia
Sep 20

New 23 Acre Botanical Garden For UNBC

By Scott McDonald

New Botanical Garden to be the most northerly in Canada. A new 23 acre botanical garden is being planned for the University of Northern British Columbia with the help of the David Douglas Botanical Garden Society. “The big dream is to build a full-fledged botanical garden, about 23 acres, to model it after other botanical […]

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Mid Autumn Moon Festival at Sun Yat Sen Chinese Garden in Vancouver
Sep 18

Mid-Autumn Moon Festival: Moon Gladness

By Kathy Gibler

Not-To-Be-Missed! Mid-Autumn Moon Festival 中秋节 Zhōngqiū Jié:  Moon Gladness It happens every year and every year it seems to take us by surprise as we begin the move away from the yang sun and the heat of summer toward the yin moon and the months ruled by the cool and dark of the night sky. […]

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Photo Contest Gardens BC Garden Days 2018 Contest
Jun 05

My Favourite Garden Activity – Photo Contest

By Scott McDonald

Enter our 2018 Garden Days Photo Contest! Gardens are meant to be experienced, walked through, studied, revelled in, and shared, so in honour of Canada’s Garden Days, we’re holding a special photo contest to find out what everyone’s favourite thing is to do in a garden or what kind of garden experience is a favourite; and […]

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Greater Victoria Flower Count 2018
Mar 13

5 Surprising Facts About Victoria’s Flower Count

By Scott McDonald

5 Things you might not know about the greater Victoria Flower Count The greater Victoria Flower Count is an annual light-hearted event sponsored and organized by The Butchart Gardens, The Greater Victoria Chamber, and Tourism Victoria. We know you are probably out counting flowers, so while you are doing so, we thought we would look […]

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BC Tourism Industry Conference 2018
Mar 06

Garden Tourism Development at BC Tourism Conference

By Scott McDonald

Garden Tourism Update and British Columbia’s Garden Tourism Sector Development at the BC Tourism Industry Conference 2018 Gardens British Columbia is pleased to collaborate with and be the topic of a seminar titled, B-2 Sector Development: Where the Rubber Hits the Trail and Going Gardens Tourism, at the BC Tourism Conference in Kelowna, BC, March […]

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Chinese New Year 2018
Feb 16

Chinese New Year: Four Thousand Years and Counting

By Kathy Gibler

新年好 Xīnnián hǎo – Happy New Year! People have been celebrating Chinese New Year, also known as the Spring Festival (春节), for over four millennia and its reach is growing.   First celebrated in China, people around the world now observe the holiday.  Almost everyone finds a good party irresistible.  Visit Vancouver’s Chinatown on Sunday, February […]

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Saanich peninsula farmland through the seasons
Feb 01

The Twenty-Four Seasons of a Year

By Kathy Gibler

The Twenty-Four Seasons of a Year At this time of year people often ask: what is there to see or do in a garden in winter? British Columbia has the warmest winter climate in Canada and hundreds of public gardens open to visit. Some like to see the ‘bones’ of the garden in winter. Gardeners […]

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