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March 15, 2014

Travel Themes: Gardens

Filed under: Travel Theme — K2 in Canada @ 7:25 PM

Nature is my garden. I usually get more excited finding some flowers in a meadows after a long climb up the mountain than arranged flower beds. I do like Botanical Gardens though but there hardly ever seems time during our travel to visit one. For some great garden pictures visit Ailsa’s blog: http://wheresmybackpack.com/2014/03/14/travel-theme-gardens-2

One of the few exception was found in Australia – this botanical garden just happened to be in a big national park we did some camping and hiking in. Green Mountain, Lamington National Park, Queensland.

And in Germany you can find a lot of “Tiergaerten” = animal gardens or parks. They are not like zoos where animals are kept in cages but are mostly open fenced in areas that display the local wild life. Only disadvantage, you don’t always get to see the animals.

But most of my garden experiences are in Jeff’s parents garden – relaxing, BBQ, good company. That’s what gardens are for in my mind. Here a couple pictures from Maynetta’s garden.

Vancouver does have a lot of parks and gardens as well but again, if the weather is good I rather spend my time on the water or in the mountains. One day though we went as a group for a photo shoot at the Nitobe Memorial Garden at UBC – not the best of days for picture taking, a cool day in April, but a fun time nonetheless.

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1 Comment »

  1. Greetings from Egypt! These are very beautiful photos!

    Comment by aishasoasis — March 16, 2014 @ 7:22 AM


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