Category Archives: Garden Tourism

Stories about visiting gardens

MOSAICANADA 150/2017 is something to look forward to

MOSAICANADA 150/2017 is something to look forward to

Turn your thoughts with me to an exciting event coming to the National Capital Region this summer, as part of Canada’s sesquicentennial celebrations. It’s the MOSAICANADA 150/2017 exhibition of Mosaiculture which will be held in Gatineau, Quebec (just across the river from Ottawa, Ontario) for 107 days, from July 1 to October 9, 2017. So… Continue Reading

Part 2 – An October Visit to VanDusen Botanical Garden

Part 2 – An October Visit to VanDusen Botanical Garden

This is the second of two posts on my October visit to VanDusen Botanical Garden in Vancouver, B.C. For part one, which focuses on blooms, click here. Even in fall, there is lots to keep a visitor interested at this garden The visitor centre is a good place to start; just before you enter there… Continue Reading

An October Visit to VanDusen Botanical Garden – Part 1

An October Visit to VanDusen Botanical Garden – Part 1

The first time I visited VanDusen Botanical Garden in Vancouver, B.C. it was mid-November and the garden had definitely moved into “winter” stage. I still had a wonderful time, learned lots, and revelled in seeing plants that I’ve heard about but never seen in person. Imagine my excitement then, when I found out that I… Continue Reading

Highlights of Garden Walk Buffalo – Part 2

Highlights of Garden Walk Buffalo – Part 2

This is the second of two posts on Garden Walk Buffalo—the largest garden tour in North America which takes place in Buffalo, New York every July. In my first post profiled some of the most colourful gardens and garden element I saw. This post will focus on the creative touches that caught my eye–since this… Continue Reading

Highlights of Garden Walk Buffalo 2016 – Part 1

Highlights of Garden Walk Buffalo 2016 – Part 1

I consider myself fortunate to live only a couple hours drive away from the largest garden tour in North America–Garden Walk Buffalo. More than 400 gardens open to the public on the last weekend in July every year, free of charge.   My husband and I spent two days trekking through the gardens participating this… Continue Reading

Long Branch by the Lake Garden Tour 2016

Long Branch by the Lake Garden Tour 2016

On Saturday I attended the first ever Long Branch by the Lake Garden Tour, in the south west part of Toronto. Shortly after stepping out of the car, on my way to visit the first garden, I overheard one neighbour, out walking her dog, say to another “You know, I think it’s really weird to… Continue Reading

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