Monday, May 13, 2013

May at Vancouver's VanDusen Botanical Garden: Classic British Car Show and Bloomin' Laburnum

Laburnum Walk at VanDusen Botanical Garden. Photo by Nancy Wong.
Springtime is in full bloom at Vancouver's VanDusen Botanical Garden. On Saturday, May 18, the ABFM (All British Field Meet) of more than 600 classic British vehicles (both cars and motorcycles) will be on display on the Great Lawn from 10-4. Tickets are available online at Western Driver or at the VanDusen.

On the flora side of things, it's the annual Laburnum Alert. Keep an eye on VanDusen's website beginning May 13 for updates on the Laburnum Walk. It only blooms for three weeks a year, usually the last two weeks of May and the first week of June. If things warm up again this month, it could be earlier.

VanDusen Botanical Garden is located in the Shaughnessy neighborhood of Vancouver. The 55-acre garden, named for local lumberman and philanthropist Whitford Julian VanDusen, opened in 1975 and is jointly managed by the Vancouver Park Board and the non-profit VanDusen Botanical Garden Association.

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