Stanley Park is home to thousands of beautiful Rhododendrons in a wide range of colours which bloom from March to September.
The Ted and Mary Rhododendron Garden was named for two of British Columbia's renowned rhododendron hybridizers who donated thousands of plants to Stanley Park from their nursery on Vancouver Island when they retired in the 1960s. Today, there are over 4,500 plants and the garden serves as a canvas of colours, creatures and seasonal bursts of beauty which are enjoyed year after year by locals and visitors alike.
Lining the outside (and the inside) of the Stanley Park Pitch and Putt Golf course on the south-eastern edge of Stanley Park, the gardens are a maze of woodchip paths with many plant species (including the garden's namesakes, its hybrid Rhododendrons and Azaleas which number in the thousands) which offer a year-round experience due to the region's temperate climate. The garden is most popular when the rhododendrons bloom from March to September in colours ranging across the spectrum.
Spring and summer perennials and annuals create a cover from the main walking path while tall trees offer shade to create the perfect growing conditions in the Rhododendron garden, adding to the allure of the experience.
The gardens also bring out a variety of small animals, from squirrels to skunks, raccoons and bees busily collecting nectar to make honey. Several birds call the gardens home both seasonally and throughout the year such as Spotted Towhees, Chickadees and American Robins as well as Anna's Hummingbird which nest from April to May in the area.
A sensory delight, the garden is an ideal locale for all ages to explore the legacy left by Ted and Mary Greig.
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