This is my last Canadian post and I finish with the last garden we visited at the Royal Botanic Garden in Hamilton, Ontario. The lady on the desk at the information centre (disguised as a witch!) told us that the colours there were fantastic and she was certainly correct, I think we had unknowingly saved the best till last.
The rock garden started out as a quarry providing gravel for the railroads in the 1850s but by 1920s it was being turned into a garden. It took 3 years to plant with tiny plants which have now grown so that you can’t see the original quarry. Something so beautiful has been created out of a manmade eyesore, nature has healed over all the wounds and it is now a delight to wander through it.
That ends our wonderful trip to Canada, the colours were everything that I had been led to believe and I certainly will always remember them as being outstanding. It was a shame that our trip was so short, but I wouldn’t have missed it for anything. Thank you Tim for making us so welcome and thank you Canada for putting on such a wonderful display.