Brian Whyer's Vancouver Island visit
Thu, 22 Feb 2007 16:54:52 PST
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

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From: "Pamela Slate" <>
To: "'Pacific Bulb Society'" <>
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

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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.

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is of general interest to all.

Brian Whyer, Buckinghamshire, England, zone ~8

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