Gardens

There are few things that I enjoy more than exploring gardens, meeting gardeners and wondering what ideas I can run away with. These can be neighbour’s gardens where the “how did you do that?” gets great response, to botanical gardens, commercial growers, and historic gardens large and small. Let’s consider it green lifelong learning and I know this list will grow.

CLOSE TO MY NECK OF THE WOODS

Kiwi Gardens, Perth, Ontario                                                                       

Rideau Woodland Ramble, Merrickville, Ontario                                 

Stoneridge Gardens & Nursery, Clayton, Ontario                              

Whitehouse Perennials, Almonte, Ontario                             

ACROSS CANADA

Annapolis Royal Botanical Gardens – Annapolis Royal, Nova Scotia                                               

Reford Gardens/Jardins de Métis – Grand-Métis, Quebec             

Montreal Botanical Gardens/le Jardin botanique de Montréal – Montreal, Quebec

Mackenzie King Estate – Gatineau, Quebec

Central Experimental Farm – Ottawa, Ontario                                     

Royal Botanical Gardens – Hamilton, Ontario                                      

Butchart Gardens – Brentwood Bay, British Columbia                      

VanDusen Botanical Garden – Vancouver, British Columbia          

AND BEYOND OUR SHORES

Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew – Richmond, England, UK                                      

Aswan Botanical Garden

Chelsea Physic Garden – London, England, UK                 

Great Dixter – East Sussex, England, UK                                     

Hampton Court Gardens – Surrey, England, UK

Keukenhof – Lisse, the Netherlands                                                

Longwood Gardens – Kennett Square, Pennsylvania, USA                         

Royal Botanic Gardens Peradeniya – Kandy, Sri Lanka

Versailles/ Le Château de Versailles – Versailles, France