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Discutafel podcast 152: VanDusen Botanical Garden

VanDusen Botanical Garden: view on the veg garden on a hot summer day.
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Listen to episode 152 below.
Publication date: 19-10-23.
Duration: 25:24.
Host: Ivonne Smit.
Illustration: view on veg garden in VanDusen Botanical Garden on a hot summer day.

Episode 152: VanDusen Botanical Garden

In this episode

This time, Ivonne explores VanDusen Botanical Garden in Vancouver! Join her when she strolls around the rododendron walk, Canadian heritage garden, vegetable garden and more highlights.

Ivonne learns which rododendron species are native in British Columbia. She enjoys the artwork in the garden. What’s so special about the ecoystem in the Pacific rainshadow forest? And how do First Nations look at the tamarack tree?
VanDusen Botanical Garden is a treat for the eye, mind and soul!

This episode is the last part of a series in 2023 of shows and blogs about Canadian gardens. Have you listened to the other episodes yet?

VanDusen Botanical Garden

Pictures made in August 2022.

More info


The Pacific rododendron (Rhododendron macrophyllum) was validly published by George Don, i.e. he was the first to publish the plant name while fulfilling the formal requirements as specified by the International Code of Nomenclature for algae, fungi, and plants (ICN).
Read our blog on naming of plants for more info.
Brothers George and David Don, both botanists, were 19th century forefathers of the famous tv gardener Monty Don!

VanDusen Botanical garden visitor map
VanDusen Botanical Garden visitor map

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