Please join us for an exclusive members-only tour of the David C. Lam Asian Garden. Andy Hill, the garden's Curator-Horticulturist, will take you on a minute stroll through the woodland garden where he will discuss interesting plants, recent projects, and future plans. The David C. Lam Asian Garden site is a coastal native second-growth forest under-planted with Asian trees, shrubs, woody vines, evergreen and herbaceous perennials. Many of the Asian plants are of known origin, the seeds of the plants having been collected in the wild, and several are rare species of considerable conservation value.
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Linda Crampton is a writer who lives in Greater Vancouver. She enjoys walking and likes to take photographs of her discoveries. It's not a typical botanical garden consisting of neat flowerbeds and carefully manicured lawns. Instead, it contains multiple habitats, some of which are forested. It does contain flowers and a lawn, but it also has natural areas and specialized mini gardens.
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I spent time on the campus about a million years ago, but my sensibilities were not garden-related at the time, given I was in my late teens. Lam Asian Garden , below. Lam A successful real estate developer and philanthropist, Mr. But do note the educational displays featuring plants from the garden, like redvein enkianthus Enkianthus campanulatus , below.
Woodsy pathways through the David C. If you would just like to stroll down forested paths listening to towhees and kinglets, admire hummingbirds sipping nectar from bright flowers in the alpine garden, or check out the creative techniques used to grow veggies and fruit in the food garden, you too will be happy. The garden is comprised of two main sections: on one side of the freeway, you enter the front gate and stroll through the David C. Lam Asian Garden. The Asian garden includes nearly 20 planted acres of unusual plants living in an understory of second-growth Doug fir and red cedar forest, with paths dedicated to various important plant explorers.