Our trip to Canada coincided with the end of October and that of course means Hallowe’en. We saw lots of pumpkins by the roadside and in gardens and on the 31st itself we had about 150 children call at the house for their candy and crisps, not all at once I hasten to add!
Getting the decorations in the front garden.
The front door decorated.
We were taken to the Royal Botanical Gardens on the 31st October. The RBG are so huge that some of their gardens are in Burlington and some in Hamilton. This post is about Hendrie Park which we found in Burlington.
At the entrance to the RBG Centre, nice display.
The first time I have been greeted by a witch and a rabbit!
My lovely nephew in amongst the display of “mums”
Loved this plant, but I’m not sure what it is, very pretty.
Thanks to Diana in S. Africa, I now think this is Plectranthus Mona Lavender.
Pumpkins, gourds and squashes everywhere too in the glasshouse.
Strelitzias were looking beautiful, very dramatic.
Time to leave the glasshouse and pass under the road, via a tunnel to Hendre Park.
Where a couple of carvings were waiting for us.
They were a bit spooky at the entrance to the tunnel.
Super display at the entrance.
I quite like spiders!
But I prefer this sculpture!
Cousins together, not seperated by the ocean, yes, it was pouring down, we brought the weather with us!
The trees had so many different colours in their leaves, I took so many photos, but won’t bore you with them all.
Loved all the different trees.
I found a bee house or hotel, very smart!
We all rather liked this sculpture.
and this which was part sculpture and part nesting spaces for birds.
Even the benches were beautifully decorated.
The evergreen trees set the colours off beautifully.
This was my last photo of Hendrie Park, we went back to the car and drove to the Rock Garden.
But that will make another post for another day as it was so wonderful, in fact I would go so far as to say that for me, it was the highlught of our visit.