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GPOD on the Road: Earthwise Garden

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garden bed full of small trees and shrubs

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: earthwisesociety.bc.ca.

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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  1. NWPhilaGardener 06/24/2022

    It's delightful to see how this early spring garden has such a rich and full look. I can only imagine how much more volume and height so many of these perennials have taken on by this date. Thanks, Cherry, for giving us this inspiration. The tulips remind us that we can create serious drama while the perennials are waking up.

    1. perenniallycrazy 06/24/2022

      Agree and you’re welcome. Hope to return for a visit this summer and fall to see how the garden has transformed for the seasons.

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    simplesue 06/24/2022

    Such a nice garden tour via your photos, I alway enjoy seeing your posts! Thanks for sharing.

  3. sheila_schultz 06/24/2022

    I love these gardens, Cherry! They are so full and lush with vibrant colors and textures. My kind of gardens. Thanks for the visit.

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    treasuresmom 06/24/2022

    Thank you Cherry for sharing this. It is amazing!

  5. btucker9675 06/24/2022

    What a wonderfully beautiful community garden! It's always so inspiring to see people come together to make places lovely.

  6. user-1121778533 06/27/2022

    Thanks for another great share, Cherry! Going to add this to my list of places to visit in BC. , just a couple of hours north! How wonderful to how you show so many great gardens, in photos as well as for future travels!

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