|It was a bit chilly and overcast, but we were pleased to wander VanDusen!|
|Japanese blood grass can be found in the gardens|
|We also saw this near perfect lotus flower in bloom|
However, the women golfers protested, saying the place should remain a green space. Eventually the city bought it, but not without funds from wealthy lumberman and philanthropist Whitford Julian VanDusen.
Our guide suggested that it was probably his wife who encouraged him to put up the funds to buy the garden, as she was an avid gardener.
|You don't want to mess with the giant rhubarb at night!|
The garden was opened in 1975 and there are some trees that have been there since the golf course's existence, like a cluster of tall and skinny Douglas Firs and cedars.
|The soft trunk of the sequoia tree|
We saw many kinds of Japanese maple trees, and an interesting aspect of its propagation is that the seeds are shaped with wings so that they can be carried far away by the wind.
|Beautiful roses still in bloom in the Rose Garden|
|People taking picture of the Princess tree|
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