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GPOD on the Road: Earthwise Garden


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Today Cherry Ong is taking us along to a garden she visited this spring.

I had a serendipitous discovery when we visited Boundary Bay in Tsawassen, British Columbia, in a district called Southlands Tsawassen. There is a vibrant community garden there called Earthwise Gardens by Earthwise Society. Here’s more info on the farm and garden:

We came on a rainy day, but that didn’t stop us from experiencing the vibrance and freshness of the garden.

wide view of the garden with pink and blue flowers in foregroundSpanish bluebells (Hyacinthoides hispanica, Zones 3–8) bloom in pink and blue in the foreground while the beautiful garden unfurls behind them.

garden bed full of foliage plantsThe path winds through densely planted beds, full of colorful foliage and flowers.

garden bed full of small trees and shrubsMixing in shrubs and small trees helps add height and diversity to the beds.

large garden bed full of plantsI’m sure Cherry got wet viewing this garden in the rain, but the photos are gorgeous!

unique garden art in a shade gardenAn old piece of machinery gets repurposed as garden art.

potted plants under a pergolaI think this might be part of the nursery, which helps produce plants as part of the garden’s mission to promote ecologically conscious gardening.

garden full of yellow flowersGardening with a mind to being a good part of the local environment can also be beautiful, as these lovely yellow tulips help demonstrate.

birdhouse covered in a vine with pink flowersA birdhouse is surrounded by a lovely pink clematis. (I think it’s Clematis montana, Zones 6–9).

small mason bee housesBees have houses in the garden as well.


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