Canada's garden route

One of the gardens on the Ontario garden route for the Rural Gardens of Grey and Bruce Counties.

Take a garden route to tour a region

Heather White

You can tour multiple gardens in a region by following a garden route. The gardens on a regional map are promoted as a tourist destination for the summer.

I made it from Victoria to St. John's!

The best of Canada Garden Route tour

Lorraine Flanigan

Lorraine Flanigan picks highlights from her coast to coast tour of the Canada Garden Route, from Victoria to St. John’s.

The small dawn redwood planted in 1952 now towers over the Prehistoric Garden.

Restoration and rejuvenation at Royal Botanical Gardens

Lorraine Flanigan

Plants have a habit of growing. That’s what’s been happening at Royal Botanical Gardens in Burlington -- Ontario's oldest botanical garden.

You see something different every day at VanDusen Botanical Garden

Vancouver’s VanDusen: An ever-changing garden

Lorraine Flanigan

You never know what you might encounter at Vancouver's VanDusen Botanical Garden. The gardens entice exploration, no matter what the season.

Lorraine Flanigan is put to work at Butchart Gardens.

My working day at Butchart Gardens

Lorraine Flanigan

In Victoria, B.C., Butchart Gardens has expanded beyond its founder’s vision. Jenny Butchart laid the ground work of this estate.