One Sunday recently I went to Van Dusen Gardens to see the cherry blossoms. It was one of our first really mild days so I made it a day for my first picnic of the year too. Not too many of the flower beds were blooming, but there were many blossoming trees and shrubs which made it a pleasant, picturesque walk.
I enjoyed strolling around the pathways of the Gardens, discovering new shrubbery in bloom and even some sculptures.
The garden design has displays of plants in picturesque settings, to illustrate botanical relationships such as the Rhododendron Walk. The gardens are set amidst rolling lawns, small lakes and rock work.
There are some areas that represent specific origins such as the Sino Himalayan Garden, and this beautiful pavilion honoring the Koreans.
There's always something interesting to see at Van Dusen, no matter what the season! It's open seven days a week. There's a restaurant on the site if you want to stop for a meal. Or why not take along a picnic lunch like I did?
For Admissions and other information: www.vandusengarden.org