Ted and Mary Greig Rhododendron Garden, Stanley Park

Blooming from March to September, Stanley Park's Ted and Mary Grieg Rhododendron Garden in Vancouver, British Columbia offers a stunning experience of over 4,500 plants which are arranged in the south-east corner of the Park for the enjoyment of its visitors. Blooms of all sizes and colours can be spotted, smelled, touched and admired in this scenic setting. CREDIT: Venture Vancouver, SOURCE: www.venturevancouver.com

Stanley Park is home to thousands of beautiful Rhododendrons in a wide range of colours which bloom from March to September.

STATS

Type:

Garden

Season:

Spring, Summer

Weather:

Overcast, Sunny, Calm

Time:

30 minutes

Cost:

Free

What to bring:

Camera, Plant Identification Book

The Ted and Mary Greig Rhododendron Garden surrounding the Stanley Park Pitch and Putt Golf Course in Vancouver signals the approach of Spring unlike anywhere in the Lower Mainland. This beautiful garden sees dozens of colours and varieties of Rhododendrons in thousands of plants and its pathways lead from one fragrant bush to another from March to September which is the peak growing season for these spectacular blooms. A walk in Ted and Mary Greig's Garden is unforgettable and highly recommended!

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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Photo and Image Gallery

This white and pink hybrid Rhododendron plant found in the Ted & Mary Greig Rhododendron Gardens in Stanley Park are a rare and beautiful site as many species in the wild tend to be a singular colour only.
This trellis is one of many features along the wood chip trails of the Ted and Mary Grieg Rhododendron Garden for visitors to explore and enjoy in this Stanley Park locale located in Vancouver, British Columbia. From March to September, beautiful Rhododendrons can be enjoyed along the trails in a wide range of colours.
Stanley Park's Ted and Mary Grieg Rhododendron Garden in Vancouver, British Columbia is a year round experience with wood chip (and gravel) pathways, little bridges and beautiful plants, however, the gardens are visited most from March to September where the namesake of the garden, the Rhododendrons, are blooming.
This beautiful pink bud in the Ted and Mary Greig Rhododendron Garden in Stanley Park is days away from busting out of its confinement and into the warm spring breezes. This bud is one of the pink varieties of rhododendrons, one of many colours found in this Garden.
There are several different pathways to choose from in the Ted and Mary Grieg Rhododendron Garden in Stanley Park, Vancouver, British Columbia, some which can be more challenging such as the narrow wood chip pathways or the wider, gravel pathways which are better for strollers and wheelchairs but still offer a stunning look at these gorgeous plants.
The large trees that are scattered throughout the Ted and Mary Grieg Rhododendron Garden in Stanley Park, Vancouver, British Columbia are very important as they provide shade throughout the year - one of the most important factors in helping these picky plants thrive.
This beautiful pink rhododendron bloom in the Ted and Mary Greig Rhododendron Garden also serves another purpose, to provide nectar for visiting insects and animals to distribute their pollen to other plants. This bee, searching for nectar is also carrying thousands of pieces of pollen.
This beautiful purple rhododendron bloom in the Ted and Mary Greig Rhododendron Garden also provides nectar for members of this honeybee hive, and in return they distribute the flower's pollen to other plants.
This beautiful pink rhododendron flower in the Ted and Mary Greig Rhododendron Garden is one of many colours and varieties found within Stanley Park which has optimal growing conditions for these flowers.
The Ted & Mary Greig Rhododendron Garden in Stanley Park is one of the most beautiful sights in Vancouver with thousands of blooms from May to September in dozens of colours creating a fragrant and eye-popping experience in Vancouver, British Columbia.


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