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Su­san Le Page of Van­cou­ver writes, “Van Dusen Botan­i­cal Gar­dens here in Van­cou­ver pro­motes it­self as ‘your gar­den.’ Since tak­ing out mem­ber­ship soon af­ter mov­ing here, it has in­deed be­come our gar­den—our sanc­tu­ary in the city. From the for­mal rose gar­den to wilder­ness ar­eas and a num­ber of lakes and ponds, we never tire of vis­it­ing this beau­ti­ful, tran­quil place. Every sea­son has its own spe­cial charm. In early spring, we en­joy the daffodils, cro­cuses and spec­tac­u­lar cherry blos­soms. As late spring takes over the Golden Chain Labur­num Walk, there is a beau­ti­ful car­pet of blue­bells and ferns be­neath the trees. Rose gar­dens wait to be ad­mired in sum­mer, while in fall, the leaves on hun­dreds of trees cre­ate an­other colour­ful pal­ette. In win­ter, I love to pho­to­graph the stark beauty of the trees’ skele­tons. At var­i­ous times, the gen­tle wa­ter sounds, bird­song and fra­grant flow­ers add an­other di­men­sion, mak­ing this a per­fect re­treat from city noise.”

DEEP REFLECTIONS Su­san Le Page of Van­cou­ver cap­tured this tran­quil scene in the city’s Van

Dusen Botan­i­cal Gar­dens.

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