Fed up with this never-ending winter, I arranged a spur-of-the-moment trip out to Vancouver for my mom, sister and myself over the Easter weekend! As luck would have it, it was a late spring out there too, but we enjoyed walking around a couple of gardens, in one day of sunshine and one of rain.
Here are a few photos from Van Dusen (excuse the water drops on the camera lens - this was the rainy day!)
Primula elatior (or so I assume); young Sequoiadendron giganteum; Camellia japonica 'Dewatairin' syn. 'Hatsusakuru'; birches:
The view; Primula vulgaris; Anemone blanda and Leucojum; cyclamen and saxifrages; Erythronium: