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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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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