Category Archive for: ‘Garden Tour’

Grand Scale Holiday Lights At VanDusen Garden

Holiday Lights to Dress Up the Winter Garden

Full disclosure: these are NOT photos of my garden. Oh how I wish that it was…well, maybe not. I would have a broken body from the amount of work it takes to manage the 55 acres that makes up the beautiful VanDusen Gardens. Each year VanDusen dresses up their 255,000 plants and surrounding areas with the most amazing holiday displays, some of …

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Vancouver Modern Home Tour

This coming Saturday is your chance to check out The Modern Home Tour, which gives area residents the opportunity to explore the inside and outside of some of their neighbour’s coolest modern homes. From 11AM to 5PM on Sept. 14th, tourgoers will visit 7 private residences throughout the Vancouver area, designed by some of the area’s finest architects. Want to …

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Skagit Valley Tulip Festival + How to Grow Tulips

A few years back I visited Skagit Valley in Washington state where each year they delight visitors with a little taste of what Holland’s tulip farms might be like during the Skagit Valley Tulip Festival. The area is home to many producers of spring flowers including tulips, daffodils, and irises. The festival runs April 1-30 of any given year and …

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VanDeusen Gardens Festival Of Lights 2009

Festival of Lights at VanDusen Gardens

If you are looking for a fabulous garden event in the winter, look no further than the Festival of Lights at VanDusen Gardens. More info here.

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Sassy Goats, Begging Chickens and Chevre – A Vermont Farmstay

One of the highlights of my trip through New England this fall was the cheese making class at Trevin Farms in Central Vermont.  Trevin is a farmstay that offers a 3-day chevre-making class in the company of the gracious Chef-Owners, Troy and Kevin, and their family: two giant Bull Mastiffs, two friendly horses, a small herd of milking goats, and …

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East Vancouver Garden Tour

Back in June I went on the East Vancouver Garden Tour and saw 12 private gardens and a few others as I passed by on the walking tour.  This beautiful front yard garden is almost completely covered by a magnificent old Japanese Maple.  From the street you can see only the large mass of leaves but if you follow a …

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