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Just as I’m about to embark on another northwestern adventure—in the extreme northwest of the American continent—I’d like to take you back to the campus of the University of British Columbia (UBC) in Vancouver. Established in 1916, UBC Botanical Garden and Center for Plant Research—literally a five-minute drive from...
Friends of ours from Australia just returned from a trip to Iceland. They saw incredible natural sights ranging from fjords and volcanoes to rivers and waterfalls to hot springs and geysers. But the most unique—and unexpected—attraction was the botanical garden in the town of Akureyri in northern Iceland. The floral display our friends encountered...
Happy Saturday friends!! It’s been too long since I wrote one of these posts. Summer was insane, as usual. 1. Ready for some Kitchen remodel updates? If you’re following along on Instagram you’re getting some sneak peaks (follow the hashtag #cfckitchenremodel). You’re probably tired of hearing about it by now, I know, but it’s getting...
VanDusen Botanical Garden (VBG) in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada may well be the loveliest public garden you’ve never seen. I almost didn’t visit either on our recent Pacific Northwest trip, but then I read this description in Donald Olson’s book The Pacific Northwest Garden Tour (Timber Press, 2014):