University of Northern British Columbia
Sep 20

New 23 Acre Botanical Garden For UNBC

By Scott McDonald | Garden News

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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Chinese New Year 2018
Feb 16

Chinese New Year: Four Thousand Years and Counting

By Kathy Gibler | Garden News

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 | Garden News

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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