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  • Gardens, Cuisine, & Royal Treasures of Vancouver, Salt Spring Island, & Victoria, BC

    September 5-12, 2019

    Gardens, Cuisine, & Royal Treasures of Vancouver, Salt Spring Island, & Victoria, BC

    A delightful excursion of British Columbia

    Highlights

    • The charming city of Vancouver, including a guided tour of the green oasis of Stanley Park.
    • The University of British Columbia’s Nitobe MemorialGarden, among the world’s top five Japanese gardens outside Japan, and UBC’s Botanical Garden, with a walk into the tree canopy along an aerial trail system.
    • The Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden, which embodies the philosophy of yin and yang and was named the world’s top city garden by National Geographic.
    • The VanDusen Botanical Garden, a 55-acre oasis whose features include a majestic stand of giant sequoias and a Sino-Himalayan garden.
    • The Vancouver Art Gallery, whose spectacular photography collection includes images by Ansel Adams, Cindy Sherman, and Henri Cartier-Bresson.
    • A wine tasting at the organic Garry Oaks Estate Winery.
    • The opportunity to tour organic farms, including the Salt Spring Apple Company’s orchard, the Salt Spring Island Cheese Company’s farm, and Foxglove Farm, created by organic-farming pioneer Michael Ableman.
    • Private homes and gardens to which we have kindly been granted access, including a property named Canada’s best residential garden.


    Top-rated Accommodations

    • OPUS Hotel, a charming boutique hotel in Vancouver that TripAdvisor named one of the top five trendiest hotels in the world.
    • Hastings House Country House Hotel, a small luxury resort on 22 waterfront acres that is a member of the prestigious Relais and Châteaux hotel group.
    • The Magnolia Hotel and Spa, a luxury boutique property two blocks from Victoria’s picturesque Inner Harbour that is consistently selected as one of Canada’s top hotels.

     

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    For more information and to make reservations, please contact Susan Klejst, Director of Development & Engagement at (703) 768-5700 ext. 127, or Laura Popovich, Development Coordinator, at (703) 768-5700 ext. 132, or email development@ahsgardening.org. Our fax number is (703) 768-8700.