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Saturday, August 24, 2013

Minter Gardens - Last Season

It's a bitter-sweet feeling:
I recently got to see the beautiful Minter Gardens in British Columbia, Canada
for the first time and these gardens will be closed for good in October.
You can read a press release here: Minter Gardens Marks Final Season
Minter Garden is included in Rae Spencer-Jones's book '1001 Gardens You Must See Before You Die'.
I hope you enjoy my pictures of the gardens taken in early August.








Wall of water:












































Thank you, Brian and Faye Minter for creating this extraordinary place and sharing it with us!
***Copyright 2013 TatyanaS

17 comments:

  1. What a sad news they have to close this garden Tazyana.
    Have a wonderful day Marijke

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    1. Thank you Marijke! Hopefully, someone will be able to buy and continue to maintain it.

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  2. Thank you for sharing your stunning photos of these incredibly beautiful gardens. I am so sad they are closing for good!

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    1. Aerie-el, thanks! That is a beautiful place, and it's so close to Seattle!

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  3. Thankyou for sharing memories Tazyana we had a holiday and visited the garden June 2009.

    Its so sad news they really were stunning gardens.

    It was a real privilege for me to visit them.

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    1. Scotkat, thanks! I can't believe we haven't seen it till now! I wish I could see it in spring. I saw some pictures, and it looks gorgeous with all the tulips and other spring blooms!

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  4. So very beautiful, but it does look very labor intensive. There are many unique displays. I love the blue bird with its flowing plumage! It is sad that so beautiful a garden is closing. What will happen to it? Is it privately owned?

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    1. Thank you! Yes, Deb, the Minters own it. There is an article about it here: http://blogs.vancouversun.com/2013/06/25/minter-gardens-the-dream-was-supposed-to-last-forever/

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  5. Awesome pics once again! I love that wall of water!

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    1. Tiina, thank you! The wall of water feels so good when you stay close to it!

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  6. What a shame to have to close those beautiful gardens. I can't even imagine what it would take to keep it up. So many interesting areas, especially the wall of water. Thank you for sharing your photos with us!

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    1. Dorothy, thank you! Let's hope something good happens...

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  7. Another great Canadian garden! Such a shame it has to be closed. But so sorry nothing for me too much work to keep it up, haha. i am 65 and should need a couple of gardeners.

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    1. Janneke, thanks! Yes, it's a lot of work, even in our small gardens! Good luck to you with finding help!!!

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  8. Beautiful garden, great plants :) Regards

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  9. What a tragedy that this incredible place will close...your pictures are breathtaking.

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