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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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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