Having been to VanDusen Botanical Garden both in the spring and summer, it was time to explore the gardens in the fall. We started off by following the Autumn Stroll path, enjoying the leaves changing colour on the trees, as well as blanketing the ground.
During this season a single leaf can now become the star of the show, showing off it’s colours for all to see.
We walked past golden lily pads lying in the pond, their flowers gone for the winter, leaving a covering of green over the water.
This bright-yellow “Goldsturm” daisy was one of the few flowering plants we saw.
Knowing the Japanese maple trees would be displaying their vibrant coloured leaves we headed over to Heron Lake. The trees here did not disappoint and were covered in varying shades of red, yellow and orange.
We even discovered a small waterfall peeking out from behind the leaves, as well as some ferns growing from between these stone steps.
The trails were surrounded by colour and so peaceful! There is a variety of different garden areas to enjoy including a Japanese garden with this small stone pagoda.
If you haven’t had a chance to check out VanDusen Garden yet, then find a time and enjoy a couple of hours there. Make sure and book ahead here.