28 Jul 2019

Community Gardens

‘Gardening is how I relax,’ said fashion designer Oscar de la Renta. ‘It’s another form of creating and playing with colours.’ De la Renta would have seen a lot of gorgeous colour in the community gardens that Vancouverites so lovingly tend on their own time. Here’s a look from the

29 Apr 2018

UBC Botanical Garden

Garden life was not easy for Botany John. B.C.’s first provincial botanist was the brains behind UBC’s botanical garden. The original site for his thousands of plants and shrubs was on the Essondale hospital grounds in Coquitlam. When the Office of the Provincial Botanist closed in 1916, Botany John and