Happy Wednesday everyone! I was at Queen Elizabeth Park recently and thought it would be nice to share my experience. What are your favourite parks in Vancouver? Maybe I’ll pay a visit and write about it next! If you want to hear more about this one, read on!
This beautiful garden is just west of the Bloedel Conservatory, and it is gorgeous when you see it from the railing! It’s home to specimen trees, shrubs, perennials, bulbs, and so much more. There’s even a stream and cascading waterfall in the gardens to add to its beauty. I would highly recommend taking a look over the railing and then strolling through, you won’t regret it!
Did you know that Queen Elizabeth Park was Canada’s first civic arboretum? I didn’t know either until I read up on it! The first plantings were done all the way back in 1949 on the north slopes. First, larger trees such as ponderosa pines, subalpine spruce, and douglas firs were planted, and the most special of all is the coast redwood, which could grow to be one of the tallest trees in the world. It’s along the north and northwest end of the park, so take a visit next time!
Last but not least, I headed into the conservatory to take a look at the tropical trees, flowers, and birds. Due to COVID, you do have to purchase tickets online and wait for your time slot, which is a full 45 minutes inside the dome. The staff usher you in and then you are free to explore during your visit. It is totally worth it and the views were a sight to see!