Many gardeners dream of taking their passion and turning it into a business, and over the years that is exactly what Lorraine and RJ Roberts of Caledon, Ontario did. When they purchased their 24-acre property in 1999, there were no gardens at all – just trees, grass, and a house. Season by season, they grew thousands of perennials and established new beds until Plant Paradise Country Gardens, an organic botanical garden and perennial nursery, was born.
An American landscape designer takes a trip to British Columbia and shares his photos of Butchart Gardens, an abandoned quarry turned garden with enormous hanging baskets and impressive annual borders.
Pushing the boundaries of gardening, artists along with designers, horticulturists, and architects create conceptual gardens and installations in France, Canada and California while highlighting the ecological balance of their inspiration.
Tour through conceptual garden installations built by designers, horticulturists, architects and artists in France, Canada, and California where the boundaries of garden design are pushed, and why one designer feels “Mother Nature will always win in the end”.
A look at the life-cycle of a rooftop vegetable farm for a Canadian restaurant—complete with hydroponic planters, a hoop house—including the harvest of beautiful vegetables. Learn more about vegetable garden design.