I agree with Pamela. Buschard Gardens (spelling??) is a MUST visit. I have been to Vancouver island twice, and on both times spent a full day there. Buschard Gardens is an old valley type rock quarry which has been recycled into an absolutely gorgeous garden spread covering many acres. In the evening, they also have a little horse and pony "Western" show (ala mini Disneyland or Knott's Berry Farm) which was actually quite enjoyable too. My recollection is that the entry fee was very reasonable too at under $20 Canadian. Gene/San Francisco --- firstname.lastname@example.org wrote: From: "Pamela Slate" <email@example.com> To: "'Pacific Bulb Society'" <firstname.lastname@example.org> Subject: Re: [pbs] Vancouver Island visit Date: Thu, 22 Feb 2007 09:04:08 -0700 Be sure to visit Butchart Gardens about 30 minutes north of Victoria, BC. Have fun! Pamela Slate -----Original Message----- From: email@example.com [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org] On Behalf Of Brian Whyer Sent: Wednesday, February 21, 2007 3:08 AM To: 'Alpine-L, the Electronic Rock Garden Society; postings copyright by authors.' Subject: [pbs] Vancouver Island visit Hi All I will be staying with friends on Vancouver Island for the second half of April this year, half way up the east coast. Can any list members recommend places I should not miss, that are suitable for a days drive in the way of plants, wildlife or scenery, in that order, that my non plant addict hosts may not be aware of. If I extended my trip any recommendations for a weeks car rental trip starting from maybe Vancouver city, at this time of year, i.e. the last week of April or first in May. I have not booked my return flight yet so some flexibility. I have cross posted this message. Please reply off list, unless your reply is of general interest to all. Brian Whyer, Buckinghamshire, England, zone ~8 _______________________________________________ pbs mailing list email@example.com http://www.pacificbulbsociety.org/list.php -- No virus found in this incoming message. Checked by AVG Free Edition. Version: 7.5.441 / Virus Database: 268.18.3/694 - Release Date: 2/20/2007 1:44 PM -- No virus found in this outgoing message. Checked by AVG Free Edition. Version: 7.5.441 / Virus Database: 268.18.3/696 - Release Date: 2/21/2007 3:19 PM _______________________________________________ pbs mailing list firstname.lastname@example.org http://www.pacificbulbsociety.org/list.php _____________________________________________________________ Netscape. Just the Net You Need.