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Explore the best of BC’s gardens this spring with Gardens BC’s new travel itineraries

Just in time for travel season, Gardens BC announces seven new garden-centered itineraries for locals and tourists to explore.

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Exploring the springtime splendor and variety of British Columbia’s gardens is now more accessible than ever, thanks to the Gardens BC online guide and its newly introduced garden-focused travel itineraries across Chilliwack, Abbotsford, Harrison River Valley, The North Shore, Langley, Prince George, and Parksville Qualicum Beach.

“Spring, a time for renewal and growth, presents an ideal opportunity for both residents and visitors to engage with nature and discover the province’s affordable and diverse garden attractions. From botanical and cultural gardens to garden centers, nurseries, and educational spaces, there’s a garden for everyone to appreciate,” says Geoff Ball, President of Gardens BC. “We take pride in our globally acclaimed garden experiences and are thrilled to present seven distinct garden-themed travel itineraries this spring.”

Each self-guided itinerary on gardensbc.com makes planning your next garden visit easy. Included are lists of garden experiences in each destination, as well as suggestions for dining, accommodations, and available amenities at each location, such as gardening education, on-site cafés and gift shops, picnic spots, pet-friendly areas, and wheelchair accessible grounds. All itineraries have been developed in collaboration with tourism partners and supported by Destination BC.

As reported at the 2023 International Garden Tourism Conference by Dr. Richard W. Benfield, gardening is the leading outdoor activity in North America today, and garden tourism accounts for one of the largest segments of the world’s tourism industry, with 1.5 billion visitors to 5,000+ gardens annually.

Ready for an unforgettable travel or staycation destination this spring? Here’s what you’ll discover on Gardens BC:

  • A showcase of the main garden regions across British Columbia, including Fraser Valley, Metro Vancouver, Vancouver Island, and Northern BC.
  • search tool to help you discover beautiful garden experiences near you. These include botanical gardens, cultural gardens, National Historic Sites, arboreta, gardens with historical significance and royal connections, garden centres and nurseries, educational gardens, and more.
  • A popular blog providing inspiration and tips from notable contributors and garden experts.

Ready for a garden visit?

Here is a list of the nine available garden itineraries to experience across BC:

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