VanDusen Botanical Garden

October 25, 2011 at 11:47 pm 1 comment

Finally I’ve seen VanDusen Botanical Gardens in the daylight. We went this past Sunday when the garden’s new building was unveiled, inspired by free admission and late-October sunshine. Last Christmas my family and I spent a couple of dark, drizzly hours wandering the Festival of Lights, but given how close we live to VanDusen I felt long-overdue for a daytime visit.

I love gardens in the slow-growth seasons of late fall and early spring: contemplative and restrained, all the small beauties and quiet moods of the space shining through. Flowers were largely absent save for the winter heathers, the droopy hydrangeas, and a few other hardy stragglers, although it was easy to imagine springtime dogwoods, magnolias, and rhododendrons. I can’t wait to go back.

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