Donald Olson – The Pacific Northwest Garden Tour Book

By UBC Botanical Garden | Garden News

The Pacific Northwest Garden Tour Book article

The Pacific Northwest Garden Tour: The 60 Best Gardens to Visit in Oregon, Washington, and British Columbia

By Donald Olson

There are a few BC gems in this new book too!

Description from Timberpress’ website…

The Pacific Northwest is full of glorious public gardens, in addition to nurseries and garden centers with display gardens. But how many of them do you know?

The delightfully written Pacific Northwest Garden Tour takes you to sixty of the best gardens in Oregon, Washington, and British Columbia, including some on Vancouver Island.  With an easy-to-use format and enticing photographs, it’s an indispensable companion to one of the lushest garden belts in North America, if not the world.

Whether you’re a resident or a visitor, you’ll discover little-known gems and rediscover classic gardens—all of them filled with beauty, history, drama, and excitement.

“Your must-visit list of Northwest gardens is finally organized and illustrated.”

Sunset Magazine

About the author

Donald Olson is a travel writer with a longtime interest in gardens and gardening. His travel stories have appeared in the New York Times and National Geographic. He lives, writes, and gardens in New York and Oregon.

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You might also be interested in: The Inside Guide to Southern Vancouver Island’s Secret Gardens