When Spring arrives you may feel the urge to get your hands dirty in the garden. Or maybe you look at your neighbour’s garden each day and envy it. Or maybe you’ve always wanted to start a garden but don’t know quite how to begin.
If that’s the case you’ve come to the right place.
All in all we all need healthy food at the end of the day, so for some your love of the garden can also involve growing your very own fresh, organic fruit and vegetables for your own special diet, and there is nothing quite so rewarding as sitting down to a lovely meal of homegrown produce.
“You Reap What You Sow!”
History of the site
This site was initially established in mid-2009 and operated through to late 2012. This site has lots of useful information for visitors who seek to know more about gardening and especially eco-friendly gardening.
The website is being re-modelled to offer great information on gardening topics, especially environmental conservation and sustainability
There are posts on great places to travel to see some of the best gardens, as well as great tips to help you improve your home garden and enhance its productivity.
The original Glendale Gardens still exist but are now known as ‘The Gardens at HCP’ and the website has a new name, Horticulture Center of the Pacific if you would like to take a look.
Information about Botanic Gardening at scale
- The history of Glendale Gardens and Woodland
- Greenspace is fantastic
- Native Plant Wildflower Garden
- Mediterranean Garden
- Herb Garden – good eating
- Drought Tolerant Garden
- Winter Garden
- Location and Directions
- Garden Map and Blooming guide
- Sustainable Gardening Program
- Horticultural therapy certificate
- Care and Maintenance of a botanic garden
- Tips and Factors for sustainability
- Design of Garden sustainability
Changing the subject.
Gardens are expensive. If you were the King of Prussia and had a wife that loved formal gardens, you’d build something like this example in Berlin.
These are from the Berlin Charlottenburg palace. (Schloss Charlottenburg).
Even in modern times, the cost of an army of gardeners must be massively expensive. And when I think of Glendale Gardens, they also must have massive staff costs for upkeep of the gardens.
But what a beautiful thing, and once it’s created, it’s a shame to let it go. Weeds and overgrowth can destroy it so quickly if there is ever any decay in the attention to garden maintenance.
I have a property in BC, not far from the Gardens at HCP on Vancouver Island. Well anyway, I have long term plans for the place, but transforming it from rough bush into something green and beautiful takes a lot of time and effort and money.
Even simple achievements like planting grass, are noteworthy for me.
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When I was a child, my parents took me to Buchart Gardens on Vancouver Island. It’s different from Glendale gardens, but it was an amazing experience. I had never seen green things presented so beautifully. I still remember it.