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I’m not a hockey fan. I go to Vancouver mainly for the tranquility of forests, gardens and greenery. There are places where one can be utterly alone, in quiet solitude. Especially now after the ugly Stanley Cup riot, I must show you this side of Vancouver, the quiet gardens and forests that offer one a haven far from the madding crowd.

The flora on the UBC campus… the budding irises, hanging wisteria, exploding rhododendrons, and the unknown flowers and foliage (I’d appreciate your identifying them for me below the rhododendron)… and the sequestered Nitobe Japanese Garden:

  

The Nitobe Japanese Garden:

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Art of gardening

nature reshaped, redesigned

 prune the riotous heart

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All photos and writing by Arti of Ripple Effects, June, 2011. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

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