Rhodos at Government house
Oct 02

The Inside Guide to Southern Vancouver Island’s Secret Gardens

By Scott McDonald | Explore Trips , Garden News , Vancouver Island

For Victorians, summer on Vancouver Island means two things: tons of beautiful blooms in mesmerizing colors, and the excuse to spend as much time outside as possible basking in the sun’s glorious golden rays. Luckily, Vancouver Island is home to an incredible network of gardens, almost hidden in plain sight. The type of gardens that […]

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Butchart Sunken Garden in Autumn
Sep 21

Where to Find Jaw Dropping Autumn Foliage in Victoria and Vancouver

By Scott McDonald | Parks and Walking , Vancouver Coast and Mountains , Vancouver Island

Autumn Foliage hotspots near Victoria, BC: As the warm summer evenings of Vancouver Island and the BC mainland inevitably give way to the cool and often downright frosty nights of autumn in British Columbia, the leaves of broad leaf maple, oak, poplar, dogwood, liquidambar, alder, and various ornamentals turn from their various shades of green […]

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Mar 14

10 Gardens BC Members Receive Canada 150 Garden Experience Designations

By Scott McDonald | Garden News

150 garden ways to celebrate Canada 150, and 16 are found in Super, Natural British Columbia! In celebration of Canada’s sesquicentennial, the Canadian Garden Council in collaboration with the Canadian Nursery Landscape Association, unveiled 150 jury-selected gardens and garden experiences that have received the Canada 150 Garden Experience designation, 16 of which are located in British Columbia, at the […]

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