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May 14, 2012 / News | What to do in Vancouver

It’s that wonderful time of year where our glorious gardens have suddenly sprung into bloom.  With 3 levels of gardens both in the front and back of our houses, together with Mother Nature, we’ve created a show stopping display for you.

Check out our rhododendrons, poppies, lavender, azaleas, dahlias, wallflowers, hostas, ferns, ornamental grasses, cosmos, Scottish and Italian heathers, irises, roses, lupines, all manner of herbs, and our vegetable garden which will soon be yielding its bounty, with different colours and shapes of luscious tomatoes and peppers.

These vegetables and herbs are used in the preparation of our famous breakfasts. Our excellent in house chef, David, does his magic every morning. In addition the Manor Guest House is filled with fresh flowers, culled from our gardens.

Come and relax in our gardens, and watch the world go by as you soak up the sun and the beauty of what you see around you. We truly aim to be an oasis in the heart of the city.

If you want to see formal gardens in Vancouver, the 3 best ones are all within easy access of the Manor Guest House.

Queen Elizabeth Park, a 20 minute walk from the Manor Guest House with its floral conservatory, fountains, and floral gardens, is the second most visited park in Vancouver.

The Van Dusen Botanical Garden, less than a 10 minute drive from the Manor Guest House, is home to local flora as well as many species from Asia.

The Dr. Sun Yat Sen Garden is located in Vancouver’s historic Chinatown, about a half hour walk from the Manor Guest House or less than a 10 minute bus ride, is the only Ming Dynasty style garden outside of China.

All 3 gardens have guided tours, special events, and wonderful family oriented activities for children of all ages, as well as restaurants and gift shops.