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Secret GardenWalks: Europe
Wine Country Gardens
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Botanical Gardens

Vancouver Gem .. VanDusen Botanical Garden

VanDusen Laburnum Walk

A city energized by cultural diversity, Vancouver is a superb destination in every way. VanDusen Botanical Garden – one of the city’s gems – is a hilly 55-acre setting located at 5251 Oak Street. Month by month the landscape turns heads as Himalayan blue poppies progress to a sea of wildflowers blanketing meadows followed by fiery fall color. The Spring season provides eye-catching swathes of narcissi, advancing to a pathway replete with rhododendrons and scented azaleas, and famed Laburnum Walk.

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Culinary Gardens

A Culinary Banquet.. Rooftop Garden, Vancouver's Fairmont Waterfront Hotel

Fairmont Waterfront, Vancouver - In the Garden Facing Hotel

A long-awaited visit to Vancouver, B.C. included a blissful stay at the Fairmont Waterfront Hotel, where my room’s comfortable, contemporary decor and great views acted as a prequel to my tour of the hotel’s rooftop culinary garden. Installed around 1991, the hotel’s roof garden had been on my radar for some time. At 2,100 square feet, the 3rd floor green oasis is rightfully celebrated as one of the first living roofs in a city that now boasts the largest green roof in Canada, the nearby 6-acre Vancouver Convention Centre.

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