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Garden Days 2017
Jun 09

Garden Days 2017

By Scott McDonald

Garden Days is a national effort organised by the Canadian Garden Council and celebrated in gardens and the gardening community across Canada, in June each year. The objective is to draw attention to our garden culture, history and innovations; and to underscore the importance of public and private gardens, the values of home gardening and the promotion […]

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Canada 150 Gardens banner
Mar 14

10 Gardens BC Members Receive Canada 150 Garden Experience Designations

By Scott McDonald

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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Spring Prelude at The Butchart Gardens
Jan 29

Spring Prelude 2017 at The Butchart Gardens

By Scott McDonald

There is nothing quite like experiencing the beauty of spring weeks before nature intended it to arrive – especially when you get to experience it in a climate controlled environment! Each year we challenge ourselves to improve this incredible garden display and we are confident that you will be more than impressed with what we anticipate will be our finest installation to date.

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Stairs Japanese Garden at The Butchart Gardens in Winter
Jan 29

The Butchart Gardens 2017 Winter Notebook

By Scott McDonald

The words ‘Garden’ and ‘Winter’ are words not typically synonymous with each other and certainly don’t conjure warm feelings or images that might draw you outdoors. The terms we commonly hear associated in regard to the winter garden are: structure, form, texture, contrast, colourful stems and berries, curious seed heads, interesting bark etc.

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West End Winter Wonderland - skate
Dec 20

West End Winter Wonderland

By Scott McDonald

Ice skate through holiday trees, take a selfie with a snowman and enjoy your favourite holiday tunes with friends and family at the West End’s Winter Wonderland. Regular ice rink admission applies, for more information visit http://vancouver.ca/parks-recreation-culture/rink-fees-and-passes.aspx Open daily 11:00am to 3:00pm December 24 to 26 11:00am to 5:00pm Looking for a holiday party destination? […]

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Milner Christmas magic 2016
Dec 16

Milner Christmas Magic 2016 – December 16 – 21

By Scott McDonald

The annual family festival of lights & music in the Garden! Christmas Lights – Santa Claus – Teddy Bear Cottage – Christmas Shopping – Live Music – Milner House Decorations – Storytelling – Camellia Tea Room – Outdoor Refreshment Stand – Raffle – Baking Sales & Gingerbread Houses! December 2-4, 9-11 & 16-21 5:00pm – […]

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