ELYSIUM NURSERY & DISPLAY GARDEN
As I am a keen gardener, a drive to the Elysium display garden was a must.
On the website, the gardens looked beautiful, and once there, they did not disappoint!
It was a good opportunity to see what grows in Canada. The gardens were set over 4 acres, lots of perennials, and lots of shrubs that were in full bloom that I had not seen before, they were stunning!Expect to see, peony, daylily, iris , and stunning displays of David Austin's English roses, these were in full bloom. There is also a Japanese garden.
The perennial nursery was interesting, but I did not buy because of "customs" at home.
Even coming here was enjoyable as we passed through the lovely countryside and had Mountain views.
ADMISSION TO THE GARDEN IN 2010.... Adults: $10.00
Youth: $6.50...(12-18yrs. with parents)
Children Free under 12 years
OPEN....Daily: 9:30 am - 5:00 pm, April 15th. - September 30th.
Flowers in Kelowna
"Great climate, beautiful flowers."
Harvest valley Golf Club has a man made waterfall and pond, surrounded by flowers and in view of the Restaurant and Club House.
"Proud of their horticultural achievements."
The Golfers may not have time to see or to appreciate the flowers and foliage near the Restaurant, except if they have a meal.
Yet the ones we saw were more interested in business matters than those of nature. Maybe one only appreciates the flowers when one is retired.
"Impressive colour and a good time to visit."
I originally lived in N.E England and it was a normal sight to see flowers in bloom, most of the year.
Then in Calgary, with too much Winter, it was a challenge to grow many plants,some never grew in the harsh climate.
Now it is a pleasure to see the flowers and that is why I have so many photos for Vt.
Hopefully for the pleasure of many VT'ers.
"The man made waterfall and pond."
Is it possible to tell if the golfer in the lead is also the golfer that is winning or won the round?
Does his purposeful stride show that he is a leader?
The gardens are at Gordon and Guisachan. Open to the Public, Heritage building is a reastuarant available and donations accepted. Otherwise no fee.
"Some Heritage information."
"The Cedars form an enclosed avenue."
A rare sight to see some Cedars inside the city. They are attached to the Guisachan gardens but the land does belong to someone else.
"The trellis gives shade and a seat."
There are several places to sit and view the many flowers and trees in the garden. When visiting such a garden it is best to walk slowly and take in not only the blooms, the size, the colour but also the smells of the flowers and the shrubs.
Enjoy the many facets of the gardens, some plants in shade some in the sun. there are birds and butterflies and beauty all around you.