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Book Review: Oxford College Gardens

While staying in London last June I took the train to Oxford to visit the Botanic Garden. It had been nearly thirty years since I was last there and I had fond memories (and somewhat fading slides) of the garden, the Broad Walk and Christ Church Meadow, a riverine environment that for me at the time embodied all that is special about the English landscape. 466 more words


Volunteer Spotlight: Paul Kammerdiner

Many visitors may not know this, but The Cedar Valley Arboretum was created by volunteers, and, for many years after, was maintained solely by volunteers.  Because of this, we have a large group of very dedicated helpers – some have even been involved at the Arboretum since its inception in 1996.  994 more words


Tulip Mania 2016

Nikon FE with Tamron 90mm f2.8

Kodak Ektar 100


Writing 'Reading the Flowers'

Reading the Flowers began life as a small collection of poems written during a Leverhulme Residency at Moorbank, Newcastle University’s Botanic Garden, sadly now closed. Nine months in a garden isn’t even a full cycle of the seasons so it was natural to want to expand into a longer, more far-flung exploration of what happens in a Botanic Garden, a space where nature and culture meet. 765 more words


Floral Friday-16-2904


Floral Friday Challenge.


Geelong Botanic Gardens.I only know this as a blue daisy/flower.

It must have another name…still blue is my favoured colour. 12 more words


Our Day at the Botanic Gardens

We live so close to the Brooklyn Botanic Gardens, really just a short bike ride away, and yet I somehow manage to miss the much anticipated and celebrated cherry blossoms almost every year. 413 more words

Practicing my Photography

My name is Annette Nimmo and I am obsessed with photographs. Ask my friends and family. Everywhere I go I like to have my camera handy to snap pictures of every little thing. 586 more words