GPOD on the Road: Government House Gardens

GPOD on the Road: Government House Gardens

Cherry Ong visited the beautiful gardens at Government House in Victoria, British Columbia, which is the official residence of the Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia. Extra to our pursuits, nevertheless, is about in 36 acres of gorgeous gardens. Listed here are some wonderful views Cherry captured.

Try this flowery explosion from lewisia (Lewisia longipetala, Zones 5–8) on this retaining wall in Authorities Home. I have been ready to see what this vertical backyard has seemed like since I first noticed it newly constructed. It was definitely worth the wait!

close-up of light pink Lewisia flowersLewisias are succulent crops native to western North America.

close-up of white Lewisia flowersLewisias make rosettes of succulent leaves and clouds of fairly flowers.

close-up of bright pink Lewisia flowersThe flowers are normally shades of pink but additionally are available in gentle yellows, oranges and peaches.

close-up of fuscia-colored Lewisia flowersLewisias are well-known for his or her stunning flowers and for being a bit fussy about rising outdoors of their native vary.

close-up of pink Lewisia flowers growing between rocksClearly, these are fully pleased.

more pink Lewisia growing between the rocksThe flowers simply glow.

garden view through the large garden archHowever there’s extra to the backyard than simply the lewisias. It is a ravishing house all through.

close-up of leaf details on metal garden gateHere’s a stunning element on a backyard gate.

close-up of small ornamental grasses with silver foliageI needed to verify the mass of astelia within the perennial backyard mattress. I all the time surprise if it survived the cruel winter, and certainly it did – superbly! I imagine the important thing to its success is the protected location. The crops are within the shade surrounded by the fence, the gate and a big conifer (perhaps 60 ft tall). So sensible!

giant conifer beyond a garden bed with lots of green plantsRight here is the HUGE conifer that’s serving to to guard the astelia.

close-up of white rhododendron flowersstunning white Rhododendron flowers

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