My wife, Lee, loves to visit gardens. I have learned to include gardens in all of our travel plans. There is something tranquil about walking between rows and rows of flowers or other interesting plants. Plants are so interesting and unusual too. As a former Science teacher, I can appreciate their many adaptations. Gardens often turn out to be highlights of a particular trip.
We have visited many of the world’s great gardens over the years. Here are a few that have left lasting impressions on us.
Butchart Gardens, Brentwood Bay, British Columbia — These may be Lee’s favorite gardens in the whole world. The sunken garden, in particular, is positively magnificent.
Botanical Gardens, Montreal, Quebec — These extensive gardens are delightful to stroll and provide a welcome respite from the hustle and bustle of city life.
Annapolis Royal Gardens, Annapolis Royal, Nova Scotia — This delightful small garden in the southern part of Nova Scotia is spectacular in the summer.
Halifax Public Gardens, Halifax, Nova Scotia — These gardens form a lovely section of greenery in this urban center of the province.
Andromeda Gardens, Bathsheba, Barbados — These gardens make an interesting and informative excursion from Bridgetown.