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Park & Tilford Gardens

Park & Tilford Gardens were created in 1969 by Shenley’s Distilleries in order to beautify the grounds of the distillery and demonstrate quality plant selections and possible design solutions to incorporate into personal gardens. The distillery is no longer there, and instead the area is home to Park and Tilford Shopping Centre with its anchors Save-On Foods and Cineplex Odeon Theatre. On the North side, you will find the large Lions Gate Film Studios complex.

The gardens covers an area of three acres and houses a lovely rotunda, site of many wedding photos and an stage for community choirs to bring joy to the garden visitors.

The garden offers eight separate, themed gardens:

The Rose Garden: Fragrant and colourful with close to 300 plants, in 24 varieties.

The Oriental Garden: This western interpretation of the traditional Oriental style garden containing maples, pines, and bamboo pruned in the traditional Bonsai style.

The White Garden: An arrangement of plants with white, grey or green leaves or flowers, under a canopy of spring flowering magnolias.

The Rock Pool: Lush, rich vegetation in a variety of textures and shapes and a captivating waterfall.

The Native Garden: A winding footpath and wooden bridge surrounded by cedars, hemlock, ferns, rare native azalea and a collection of other indigenous treasures.

The Herb Garden: This traditional garden is a favourite of many visitors with its delightful fragrances.

The Display Garden: This transitional garden provides colourful spring flowering bulbs which are replaced with a cascade of colourful annuals that fill the raised beds.

The Colonade Garden: This shade garden – with its large magnolias, rhododendrons (www.ubcbotanicalgarden.org/vrs), and hosta – is accented with a long wooden pergola covered with vines and hanging baskets.

The park is open daily from 9:30 am until 7 pm, and until late evening during the annual Christmas Light Display. Funded by the Park and Tilford merchants, admission is free and the gardens are wheel-chair accessible.

Location: 440-333 Brooksbank Avenue, North Vancouver

Accessible by public transport, car, bike. If coming from downtown, take the seabus to Lonsdale Quay and walk or take a bus to the gardens.

Ph: +1 604 984 8200

www.parkandtilford.ca/pandtgardens.htm

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