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The Stanley Park Rose Garden in Vancouver British Columbia

Updated on July 02, 2016
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Linda Crampton is a teacher and writer who lives in Greater Vancouver. She enjoys walking and likes to take photographs of her discoveries.

Roses in Stanley Park
Roses in Stanley Park | Source

Stanley Park in Vancouver

Visiting Stanley Park is a highlight of a trip to Vancouver, British Columbia. The park is a 988 acre oasis of coastal rainforest and green areas right next to downtown and the ocean. Much of the landscape consists of forest, but there are also large lawns, flower gardens, a lagoon, a lake and beaches. One of my favourite areas is the beautiful rose garden, which I love to photograph.

The park is located on a peninsula that extends into Burrard Inlet. A path travels along the seawall around the perimeter of the park. Walkers, runners, cyclists and inline skaters enjoy travelling on this very popular path. Trails allow people to explore the forest.

Stanley Park offers many different activities and contains many interesting tourist attractions. The area is a wonderful destination for local people as well as tourists. There is so much to see and do in the park that it would take many articles to describe the area completely. I've chosen to focus on the lovely rose garden and its nearby surroundings. All of the photos in this article were taken by me.

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A yellow rose in the rose garden
A yellow rose in the rose garden | Source

The Rose Garden

The Stanley Park rose garden was established in 1920 by the Kiwanis Club, a service organization. It contains over 3,500 rose bushes, which are arranged in flower beds and also climb over an arbor. Other cultivated plants and flowers surround the garden.

The rose garden is divided into two sections, which are located on either side of a road. One of the joys of entering the garden is the glorious splash of colour that appears. The other is the beautiful fragrance that is carried on the breeze.

The flower beds are surrounded by a lawn. Visitors can walk on the grass so that they can get a close-up view of the roses and other flowers. The roses bloom in summer, but there are also colourful flowers to see in the spring and fall. The garden is a popular place for summer wedding photographs. In fact, almost every time that I visit the garden in summer I see a bride in her beautiful white gown.

In winter there isn't as much colour in the garden, but the lovely evergreen shrubs and trees make it a pleasant place to visit. Winter has its own attractions in Stanley Park, including the presence of a wide variety of water birds.

Photos of the Garden

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The path on the left of Lord Stanley's statue leads to the rose garden. Lord Stanley was the Governor General of Canada from 1888 to 1893. Stanley Park is named in his honour.A horse drawn carriage travels through Stanley ParkThe arbor in the rose gardenAnother horse drawn carriage travels though the rose gardenA view of the rose garden from the Shakespeare GardenMounted police patrol Stanley Park.A view of the landscaped area near the rose gardenA beautiful place to sit
The path on the left of Lord Stanley's statue leads to the rose garden. Lord Stanley was the Governor General of Canada from 1888 to 1893. Stanley Park is named in his honour.
The path on the left of Lord Stanley's statue leads to the rose garden. Lord Stanley was the Governor General of Canada from 1888 to 1893. Stanley Park is named in his honour. | Source
A horse drawn carriage travels through Stanley Park
A horse drawn carriage travels through Stanley Park
The arbor in the rose garden
The arbor in the rose garden
Another horse drawn carriage travels though the rose garden
Another horse drawn carriage travels though the rose garden
A view of the rose garden from the Shakespeare Garden
A view of the rose garden from the Shakespeare Garden
Mounted police patrol Stanley Park.
Mounted police patrol Stanley Park.
A view of the landscaped area near the rose garden
A view of the landscaped area near the rose garden
A beautiful place to sit
A beautiful place to sit

Photos of Roses in the Garden

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I think that multicoloured roses are very attractive.A group of multicoloured rosesAnother attractive group of flowersI love the rich colour of these roses.Pale yellow flowersThis variety of rose always looks as though it has been struck by sunlight to me. I think it's very pretty.Roses just after being wateredOne of my favourite rose colours
I think that multicoloured roses are very attractive.
I think that multicoloured roses are very attractive. | Source
A group of multicoloured roses
A group of multicoloured roses
Another attractive group of flowers
Another attractive group of flowers
I love the rich colour of these roses.
I love the rich colour of these roses.
Pale yellow flowers
Pale yellow flowers
This variety of rose always looks as though it has been struck by sunlight to me. I think it's very pretty.
This variety of rose always looks as though it has been struck by sunlight to me. I think it's very pretty.
Roses just after being watered
Roses just after being watered
One of my favourite rose colours
One of my favourite rose colours

Finding the Rose Garden

A causeway runs though Stanley Park. Traffic moves along this causeway to and from the Lions Gate Bridge, which travels over Burrard Inlet to the city of North Vancouver. On the left side of the causeway (as you enter the park from downtown Vancouver) is Lost Lagoon, and beyond this is the seawall path. On the right side of the causeway is the route to Lord Stanley's statue, and even further to the right is the seawall path. The seawall path makes a loop around the park, which is why it's found on both the left and the right of the causeway.

To get to the rose garden, go to Lord Stanley's statue and follow the path on the left of the statue. You'll see the rose garden very soon. There are other ways to reach the rose garden too, and there are plenty of signposts in Stanley Park to show visitors where the different attractions are located. Gardeners, other park staff and park visitors will almost certainly be able to help with directions as well. Maps of Stanley Park are posted around the park and are available at the information centre as well as at the Vancouver parks and recreation website.

Another multicoloured rose
Another multicoloured rose | Source

Exploring the Garden - A Video and a Slideshow

Attractions near the Rose Garden

The Shakespeare Garden

The Shakespeare garden is located next to the rose garden. It's an arboretum containing trees mentioned in the writings of William Shakespeare. Each tree bears a plaque containing the relevant quote.

The garden is a nice, shady place on a hot day. It's interesting to explore the garden and see trees that wouldn't normally live in the park. Hunting for the plaques can be fun, too.

The Stanley Park Pavilion

If you walk from the rose garden behind Lord Stanley's statue you'll find the Stanley Park Pavilion. The pavilion was established in 1911. The building has a rustic appearance and houses a restaurant, a bar and grill, a gift shop and banquet and wedding facilities. The landscaping in front of the pavilion is very pretty and attracts lots of photographers.

The Rock Garden

The rock garden is located next to the landscaped area in front of the pavilion. It has an interesting history. It was created by John Montgomery, a master gardener, between 1911 and 1920. It seems to have been a labour of love. For some reason, part of the garden became untended, overgrown and forgotten. In 2006 a very serious windstorm swept through Stanley Park, felling many trees. As sad as this event was, it did have one advantage. The felled trees exposed remnants of the former extent of the rock garden. The area has now been cleared and replanted.

A plaque on the bark of a black locust tree in the Shakespeare Garden
A plaque on the bark of a black locust tree in the Shakespeare Garden | Source

Photos of the Stanley Park Pavilion, the Shakespeare Garden and the Rock Garden

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The Stanley Park PavilionAnother view of the pavilionThe garden in front of the pavilion is a popular place to take photographs.Another view of the gardenThe monument in the Shakespeare GardenA view from the Shakespeare gardenInside the Shakespeare GardenThe rock gardenAnother plant in the rock garden A patch of sunlight reaches the rock garden
The Stanley Park Pavilion
The Stanley Park Pavilion | Source
Another view of the pavilion
Another view of the pavilion
The garden in front of the pavilion is a popular place to take photographs.
The garden in front of the pavilion is a popular place to take photographs.
Another view of the garden
Another view of the garden
The monument in the Shakespeare Garden
The monument in the Shakespeare Garden
A view from the Shakespeare garden
A view from the Shakespeare garden
Inside the Shakespeare Garden
Inside the Shakespeare Garden
The rock garden
The rock garden
Another plant in the rock garden
Another plant in the rock garden
A patch of sunlight reaches the rock garden
A patch of sunlight reaches the rock garden

Getting to Stanley Park

There are many roads that lead from downtown Vancouver to Stanley Park. The park is within walking distance from downtown, assuming a person is reasonably fit and mobile. In addition to the roads, there is a lovely pedestrian path that travels beside Burrard Inlet from downtown to the park. Bus service is available, too. The park contains pay parking areas for vehicles.

To reach the park, head along any road that heads west from the downtown core. In Vancouver, it's easy to identify the direction in which you're moving. Just look for the mountains - they represent north. In fact, they're called the North Shore Mountains, because they're on the north shore of Burrard Inlet.

The tennis courts at the end of Robson Street; part of Lost Lagoon and the North Shore Mountains  can be seen in the background
The tennis courts at the end of Robson Street; part of Lost Lagoon and the North Shore Mountains can be seen in the background | Source

Walking along Robson Street to Stanley Park - Route 1

I take the SkyTrain (a rapid transit system) to the downtown area and then walk to the park from there. One of my favorite routes to Stanley Park is along Robson Street, which is one of the most popular roads in downtown Vancouver.

I get off the SkyTrain at the Burrard Street station and then walk up the hill (which isn't very steep) to Robson Street. This takes about five minutes. Then I turn right on Robson Street and walk to the park, which takes about twenty minutes at a moderately brisk pace.

Robson Street is a tree-lined road with many interesting little shops. It may be hard for a visitor to avoid exploring the shops on the way to the park. My downfall is the Whole Foods market. I find it very hard to resist going inside as I pass by.

The Robson Street route changes from a commercial area to a quieter, residential area near Stanley Park. The road ends at the tennis courts beside Lost Lagoon. I turn right and travel through the tunnel under the causeway.

At the end of the tunnel is a marina. On the left there are several pathways. The one next to the water is the seawall route. On the left of this route is a path that takes me to Lord Stanley's statue. Just beyond the statue, on its left side as I face it, is the rose garden.

Beautiful roses
Beautiful roses | Source

Walking from Canada Place to Stanley Park - Route 2

My other favourite route to Stanley Park is along the Canada Place to Stanley Park walking/cycling path. This route takes longer than the Robson Street one because it's not completely straight, but it's very picturesque and offers many beautiful photo opportunities, especially on a sunny day. The path travels beside Burrard Inlet, so I can watch human activity on the water as I travel. The water, the mountains and Stanley Park in the distance are lovely surroundings. There are marinas, a float plane terminus, flower beds, a park and restaurants along the way. The seaside path ends at the marina in Stanley Park, just like the Robson Street route.

The path besides the inlet can be accessed in many places. The starting point for the route is Canada Place, however. This is a large and attractive pier with a promenade for walkers. In summer, it's also the terminus for cruise ships travelling to Alaska. The nearest SkyTrain station to Canada Place is the Waterfront station.

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More Roses

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A lavender roseA maroon flowerA deep pink flowerAn orange bloomRoses are such beautiful flowers.
A lavender rose
A lavender rose | Source
A maroon flower
A maroon flower
A deep pink flower
A deep pink flower
An orange bloom
An orange bloom
Roses are such beautiful flowers.
Roses are such beautiful flowers.

Planning a Visit to Stanley Park

If you visit Vancouver, a trip to Stanley Park is a very enjoyable option. Since there is so much to see at the park, it's probably best to visit only a few sections each day, unless you have only a single day to see the park. If this is the case you'll have to choose the parts of the park that you'd most like to visit.

A bus trip to the park can be planned with the help of the TransLink website. The parks and recreation section of the City of Vancouver website has downloadable maps of the park. It also has lots of information to help you make a decision about which parts of the park to explore. In summer you should definitely consider visiting the beautiful rose garden.

© 2013 Linda Crampton

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      Bill Holland 3 years ago from Olympia, WA

      I've been there and I can testify that it is, indeed, lovely and beautiful. The pics brought back memories, Alicia. Nice job!

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      Linda Crampton 3 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      Thanks, Bill. I appreciate all your comments. It's wonderful to see them so soon after I publish a hub!

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      drbj and sherry 3 years ago from south Florida

      I did visit the Rose Garden in Stanley Park, Alicia, and it is all that you say it is - an amazingly beautiful place to visit. Your photos are awesome.

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      Linda Crampton 3 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      Thank you for the comment, drbj - especially the comment about the photos! I'm glad to hear that someone else is a fan of the rose garden!

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      RTalloni 3 years ago from the short journey

      What a beautiful place this would be to visit! My heart is aching to go back to the PNW and it would be wonderful to take my little ones to this park. Thanks for doing such a nice job of highlighting it. Your rose photos are just luscious, and I also enjoyed the video/slideshow.

      Pinning to my Solve It: Where to Travel board.

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      Linda Crampton 3 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      Hi, RTalloni. Yes, there are fun activities for children in the park. In addition to the fun to be had on the beaches, the park offers playgrounds (both a conventional type and a water playground), a miniature train ride and a ride on horse drawn carriages. The aquarium is great fun for children, too. Thank you very much for the comment and the pin!

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      Susan Zutautas 3 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      What a beautiful hub! It's been many years since I've been to Stanley Park, and hope to revisit it one day soon. Gorgeous photos!

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      Linda Crampton 3 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      Thank you very much for the comment, Susan! I'm very lucky that I live quite near to Stanley Park. It's fun to explore the park on the weekends.

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      Anamika S 3 years ago from Mumbai - Maharashtra, India

      Sounds like a lovely place to be. And those Roses are so beautiful. Never seen many of these before. Thanks for the interesting read.

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      Linda Crampton 3 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      Thanks for the visit and the comment, Anamika S. Yes, the rose garden is definitely a lovely place to be!

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      Faith Reaper 3 years ago from southern USA

      Hi Alicia,

      Thank you for taking us along on your trip to Stanley Park. It is most beautiful, I must say! Your photos are beautiful and interesting as well.

      I would love to visit one day.

      Voted up ++++ and sharing

      Blessings, Faith Reaper

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      Linda Crampton 3 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      Thank you very much for the comment, the share and the blessings, Faith! I appreciate your visit.

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      Martie Coetser 3 years ago from South Africa

      Absolutely awesome! All flowers are beautiful, but roses take the cake. Thanks for sharing your visit to Stanley Park, Àlicia :)

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      Gail Meyers 3 years ago from United States

      Wow, what a beautiful place! I love the gorgeous pictures of the flowers.

      Up and sharing.

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      Thomas Silvia 3 years ago from Massachusetts

      Hi my friend very informative and interesting article about this beautiful place, love all the beautiful photos too . Well done and researched !

      Vote up and more !!! Sharing !

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      Linda Crampton 3 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      Thánk you, Martie! I appreciate your comment. I love all flowers, but roses are one of my favorite.

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      Linda Crampton 3 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      Thanks for the comment, the vote and the share, Gail! I appreciate them all.

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      Helen Murphy Howell 3 years ago from Fife, Scotland

      What a beautiful hub Alicia - the roses are stunning and so many different varieties! I also love the Shakespeare garden with the quotes from the bards work, what an original and lovely idea!

      I thoroughly enjoyed this journey into Stanley Park - wonderful!!

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      Linda Crampton 3 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      Hi, Tom. Thank you for the kind comment, the votes and the share!

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      Linda Crampton 3 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      Thank you very much, Seeker7! That's one of the lovely things about the rose garden - it contains so many different varieties of roses! The colors and patterns of the flowers are very interesting. I love the Shakespeare garden, too.

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      Linda Rogers 3 years ago from Minnesota

      What a fun trip to Stanley Park. I would absolutely love seeing that rose garden. Great photo's to go with the nice hub. Hit many buttons. Hope all is well Alicia :-)

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      Linda Crampton 3 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      Hi, Minnetonka Twin. Thank you very much for the comment and the votes! I'm fine. I hope all is well with you, too.

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      Susan Bailey 3 years ago from South Yorkshire, UK

      Stunning hub Alicia. I have read about this place before. Definitely a must visit if I ever manage to get to Britis Columbia. Voted up, shared and pinned.

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      Subhas 3 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Hi Alicia! It is just not possible to be physically explore each and every place but in this way by getting a glimpse through you writings and pics, we all can really enjoy the beauty and even smell with eyes closed.

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      Linda Crampton 3 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      Thank you so much for the comment, Sue. I appreciate the vote, the share and the pin too. If you ever do make it to British Columbia, Stanley Park would be a great place to visit!

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      Linda Crampton 3 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      Thank you for such a lovely comment, pinto2011!

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      CMHypno 3 years ago from Other Side of the Sun

      This must be a lovely place to visit on a sunny summer day Alicia. The roses look beautiful and some of them must have a gorgeous scent. Thank you for sharing such wonderful photos

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      Linda Crampton 3 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      Thank you very much for the comment, Cynthia. Yes, the park is a lovely place to visit in summer. The roses, flowers and natural areas are my favorite parts. I enjoy visiting the park in winter, too.

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      Elias Zanetti 3 years ago from Athens, Greece

      A beautiful hub as beautiful as the park itself! Voted and pinned!

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      Linda Crampton 3 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      Thank you so much for such a lovely comment, Elias! I appreciate the vote and the pin, as well.

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      Deb Hirt 3 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      If memory serves me, you did another piece about this park on birding. This park sounds very similar to Central Park in New York City. It is also very large, and has something for everyone. On the outskirts, in the 900 block of 5th Ave., Pale, Male, a Red-tailed Hawk, used to have a nest on an Apartment building where Woody Allen and Mary Tyler Moore live. There was quite a go around a good decade ago with the removal of the nest a few times, and the Federal authorities to the city that it must stay. I believe after all this time, Pale Male has passed, but he had many children, so his legacy lives on. Your story just reminded me of a wonderful place where I have been. I MUST get to Vancouver, all for an assortment of reasons.

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      Linda Crampton 3 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      Thank you for sharing the interesting story, Deb. Yes, I've written several hubs about Stanley Park, and there are more to come! I've never been to New York, but if I ever do visit the city I will definitely go to Central Park. Golden Gate Park in San Francisco is another park that I'd like to visit.

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      Bill De Giulio 3 years ago from Massachusetts

      Hi Alicia. This brings back great memories of our visit a number of years ago. Stanley Park is beautiful and the Rose Garden is magnificent. Loved the photos, great job. Voted up, shared, pinned... have a wonderful weekend.

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      Linda Crampton 3 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      Hi, Bill. Thank you very much for the comment, the vote, the share and the pin. I appreciate them all! I hope that the weekend is wonderful for you, too.

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      Natsky 3 years ago from caloocan city, philippines

      Hi! i was amazed by this article. I am a nature lover and love roses so much. I like the colors the sizes and the place it was magnificent! hope to read more stories like this.

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      Linda Crampton 3 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      Thank you very much for the lovely comment, Natsky! I appreciate it. It's nice to meet you!

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      Natsky 3 years ago from caloocan city, philippines

      no prob AliciaC would like to learn and discover more with your articles!

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      Patricia Scott 3 years ago from sunny Florida

      Hi Alicia

      I have never visited there but would enjoy every minute I am sure. It seems like a totally lovely place to have a feast for my eyes and my soul.

      I could almost smell that multicolored rose...and I know there was a tiny bee buzzing nearby.

      Thank you for sharing. Voted up

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      Sally Gulbrandsen 3 years ago from Norfolk

      I enjoyed my walk in the Stanley Park Rose Garden. I especially enjoyed the images. A well deserved HOTD - congratulations

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      Bill 3 years ago from Canada

      Ah! Our apartment looks out on Stanley Park. It's indeed lovely, and your article has convinced me that there's a lot of it that I haven't yet seen. More walks in the future!

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      JR Krishna 3 years ago from India

      Congrats on hub of the day

      This is an excellent hub.

      The flowers look stunningly beautiful.

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      Peg Cole 3 years ago from Dallas, Texas

      This article was nearly as good as being there. Wonderful photos and interesting descriptive piece. Congratulations on this hub being chosen as Hub of The Day.

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      Thelma Alberts 3 years ago from Germany

      Congrats on the HOTD! Awesome photos of roses and a beautiful garden to visit. Thanks for sharing. Voted up and more;-)

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      Comfort Babatola 3 years ago from Bonaire, GA, USA

      This is a very beautiful garden. What an experience to have been there. Congrats on the HOTD award.

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      Linda Crampton 3 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      Thank you for the lovely comment, pstraubie. I appreciate the vote, too.

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      Linda Crampton 3 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      Thank you very much for the comment and the congratulations, sallybea.

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      Linda Crampton 3 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      How wonderful to live by Stanley Park, bicyclebill! Thank you for the visit.

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      Linda Crampton 3 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      Thanks for the congrats, thumbi7. I appreciate your comment.

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      Linda Crampton 3 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      Thank you for the congrats and the votes, Thelma!

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      Linda Crampton 3 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      Thank you very much for the kind comment, Peg.

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      Linda Crampton 3 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      It was fun to visit the rose garden! It's certainly a beautiful place. Thank you for the congratulations, ComfortB.

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      Jaye Denman 3 years ago from Deep South, USA

      Alicia - I enjoyed your superb photography--especially the roses (I'm partial to the variegated ones) and your narrative about Stanley Park. Such a lovely vicarious visit through your eyes and your camera is next best to actually being there (minus the fragrance of roses, of course). Thanks for sharing the experience and photos.

      Voted Up+++

      Jaye

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      Kathryn 3 years ago from Manchester, Connecticut

      Congrats on HOTD! This is gorgeous! I love the photos, and the information for this garden, and nearby areas. Very lovely.

      Have a wonderful day!

      ~ Kathryn

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      Linda Crampton 3 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      Thank you very much for the comment and the vote, JayeWisdom. I love the variegated roses, too!

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      Linda Crampton 3 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      Thanks for the congratulations, Kathryn! I hope you have a great day, too.

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      tattuwurn 3 years ago

      Simply beautiful and enchanting place, thanks for posting all the beautiful blooms. Congratulations for the HOTD!

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      Chuck Nugent 3 years ago from Tucson, Arizona

      Good work. This is a great Hub with wonderful pictures. I have passed through Vancouver twice but hadn't heard of or visited Stanley Park. However, the next time we visit Vancouver, my wife and I will make a point of visiting the park.

      And, Congratulations on having this chosen as Hub of the Day.

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      Linda Crampton 3 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      Hi, tattuwurn. Thank you for the comment and the congrats!

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      Linda Crampton 3 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      Thank you, Chuck. I hope that you and your wife are able to visit Stanley Park one day.

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      Elizabeth Rayen 3 years ago from California

      What a wonderful hub Linda! In fact, this is one of the most well thought out, informative hubs I have read. I absolutely love the photos which pretty much take you there. I wish I lived close enough to visit this beautiful garden, but your hub has provided the "next best thing to being there" Voted up and shared!

      -----Lisa♥

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      Linda Crampton 3 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      Thank you so much for visiting my hub and leaving such a wonderful comment, Lisa! I appreciate the comment, the vote and the share very much.

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      ologsinquito 3 years ago from USA

      Nice article. What a beautiful place.

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      FlourishAnyway 3 years ago from USA

      Beautiful photos and an inviting description. It seems like a lovely place to visit. Voted up and more.

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      Linda Crampton 3 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      Thank you for the comment, ologsinquito.

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      Linda Crampton 3 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      Thanks for the comment and the votes, FlourishAnyway. Yes, the garden is a nice place to visit!

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      Heidi Thorne 3 years ago from Chicago Area

      Oh my goodness! What gorgeous photos. Thanks for sharing the beauty!

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      ignugent17 3 years ago

      Congratulations Hub of the Day! Very beautiful. :-)

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      Linda Crampton 3 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      Thank you very much, Heidi!

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      Linda Crampton 3 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      Thanks for the congratulations, ignugent17.

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      rose-the planner 3 years ago from Toronto, Ontario-Canada

      What can I say my fellow Canadian?!? Congratulations on another well deserved HOTD! WOW............this is spectacular! The Stanley Park Rose Garden certainly is amazing and your images are simply stunning. Thank you so much for sharing! (Voted Up) -Rose

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      Linda Crampton 3 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      Thank you so much, Rose! I appreciate your lovely comment and your vote very much.

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      Audrey Howitt 3 years ago from California

      Just beautiful and congrats on the HOTD!

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      Linda Crampton 3 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      Thank you very much for the comment and the congrats, Audrey!

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      Marcy J. Miller 3 years ago from Arizona

      I so enjoyed taking a virtual vacation from our 106 degree heat today and visiting Stanley Park through your hub. I love roses (although my three summer-worn specimens wouldn't be much evidence of that) and thoroughly enjoyed your photographs. I'd love to poke around the Shakespeare garden -- what a great concept!

      Congratulations on the HOTD and attagirl for the lovely hub!

      Best -- MJ

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      cheeluarv 3 years ago

      Congrats for hub of the day.I have been following your hubs, all your hubs are well featured and informative.The photographs are apt and the narration is excellent. Very good hub.

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      Linda Crampton 3 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      Thank you very much for the comment and the congratulations, MJ. The Shakespeare garden is an interesting concept! Best wishes to you, as well.

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      Linda Crampton 3 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      Thank you for the comment, cheeluarv. I appreciate it.

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      Carter06 3 years ago

      The park truly is one of the most beautiful spots I've ever been too.. Pity I didn't no about the rose garden before my visit!!

      Beautiful hub, great job!!cheers

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      Linda Crampton 3 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      Thank you very much, Carter06! Stanley Park is beautiful. I love to visit it.

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      Glimmer Twin Fan 3 years ago

      Just returning from a vacation and an extended summer slump. Catching up on my reading and this is just beautiful. Vancouver is on my must see list and this garden was one of the reasons. Thanks for this indepth tour. Now this area has been bumped up a bit. Congrats on your HOTD too. Well deserved. Beautiful hub and pinned.

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      Linda Crampton 3 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      Thank you very much for the comment, Glimmer! I appreciate your congratulations and the pin, too. I hope you had a great vacation.

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      Schoolmom24 3 years ago from Oregon

      I enjoyed this article and it reminded me of my visit to Butchart Gardens in Canada with my church youth group back in the late 70's. I would love to go back to Canada and to check out Stanley Garden as well.

      I'm new to Blogpages and hope you stop by! :)

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      Linda Crampton 3 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      Butchart Gardens is a beautiful place! I've been there several times, but not recently. It's a wonderful place to take photographs. Thanks for the visit, Schoolmom24.

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      crookedcreekphoto 3 years ago from Ohio, USA

      Stanley Park is a beautiful place. I had to travel for business to BC several years ago. I missed my family something awful but one of the things that helped me get through it was visiting this beautiful park after my training. These photographs are beautiful.

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      Linda Crampton 3 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      Thank you for the comment, crookedcreekphoto! If I was visiting a new place and felt lonely, I would take comfort in nature, too. Stanley Park is a lovely place to do that. I'm glad that you enjoyed your visits.

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      oliversmum 3 years ago from australia

      AliciaC. Hi. Thank you so much for the beautiful and very interesting stroll through Stanley Park Rose Garden, Enjoyed it no end, Plus all the wonderful information and photographs. Vancouver BC looks like a wonderful City with many,many things to do. Thumbs up and Awesome. :) :)

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      Linda Crampton 3 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      Thank you very much for the comment and the votes, oliversmum. Vancouver does have some beautiful scenery. It's a lovely city to visit, especially for photographers!

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      Devika Primić 3 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      The Beautiful Stanley Park Rose Garden in Vancouver BC gorgeous photos and well done on this achievement, A beautifully presented hub and most informed indeed.

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      Linda Crampton 3 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      Thank you very much for the kind comment, DDE. I appreciate your visit.

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      Kathi 3 years ago from Saugatuck Michigan

      My kind of place . . . would love to visit there one day! I can almost smell the roses in your beautiful photographs! Lovely presentation Alicia!

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      Linda Crampton 3 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      Thank you very much, Kathi! I appreciate your kind comment. I hope you are able to visit Stanley Park in person one day.

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      Peggy Woods 3 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Stanley Park in Vancouver is beautiful! We walked over to it several days and enjoyed it when we were staying at the Weston Bayshore Hotel many years ago.

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      Linda Crampton 3 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      Hi, Peggy. I've wanted to stay at the Weston Bayshore Hotel for a long time. That would be such an interesting experience, especially since the hotel is right beside Stanley Park! As you say, the park is beautiful. Thank you very much for the visit, Peggy.

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      kerlund74 3 years ago from Sweden

      Such a fantastic collection of roses, love it!

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      Linda Crampton 3 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      Thank you! It's nice to meet you, kerlund74.

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      Kelly A Burnett 3 years ago from United States

      AliciaC,

      Outstanding! What a wonderful experience. I have visited Butchart Gardens but was not aware of this gem in Canada. We visited Buchart by accident, Stanley Park will be a conscious decision thanks to your hub. Thank you!

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      Linda Crampton 3 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      Thank you very much, Easy Exercise! Butchart Gardens is a wonderful place. The flowers are gorgeous there. Stanley Park is very nice, too. It's much nearer my home so I visit it more often.

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      Writer Fox 2 years ago from the wadi near the little river

      Lovely Roses! I really enjoyed these and I pinned one of the pictures to my Pinterest board for roses. Voted up!

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      Linda Crampton 2 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      Thank you very much for the comment, the vote and the pin, Writer Fox! I appreciate your visit.

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      Susan Haze 2 years ago from Sunny Florida

      I've never been there, I hope to someday. It looks like am beautiful place to visit. I absolutely love your photos.

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      Linda Crampton 2 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      Thank you very much, KoffeeKlatch Gals! Yes, the rose garden is a beautiful place to visit. I'm looking forward to seeing the roses again soon. I hope you're able to see them some day, too!

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      SEO in Vancouver 2 years ago from Vancouver, BC, Canada

      Lovely photos! Thank you for posting!

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      Linda Crampton 2 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      Thank you, SEO in Vancouver! I appreciate your visit.

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      Meshack Bwoyele Keya 2 years ago from Vihiga County,Western Kenya

      That place is a beauty to behold. Stanley Park Rose Garden seems a great place to visit

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      Linda Crampton 2 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      Hi, stbrians. Yes, the rose garden at Stanley Park is beautiful. The park is certainly worth a visit! Thank you for the comment.

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      Cynthia 2 years ago from Vancouver Island, Canada

      Congratulations on a well-deserved Hub-of-the-Day award! I am so nostalgic after reading this. I live on beautiful Vancouver Island, but I have a very soft place in my heart for Stanley Park, the place where my husband of 44 years and I did much of our youthful courting. I'll have to make the trip over the Pond soon! Thank you for the wonderful article and photos, and I am sharing this for sure!

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      Linda Crampton 2 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      Thank you very much for the congratulations, comment and share, techygran! You must have lovely memories of Stanley Park. I hope you get to see it again soon.

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      Amanda Littlejohn 2 years ago

      Wow! What a beautiful place and what a beautiful hub!

      It really is delightful to see this - and such gorgeous pictures. Just as here we are beginning to feel the first chilly pinch of Fall, it's great to feast on such summer loveliness.

      Bless you :)

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      Linda Crampton 2 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      Thank you so much for the lovely comment, stuff4kids! I appreciate your visit. Yes, the end of summer is in sight, which is sad. Fall has its nice points, though! Best wishes to you.

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      Sandy Mertens 2 years ago from Wisconsin

      I love going to these type of gardens. Have not been there though.

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      Linda Crampton 2 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      I love visiting botanical gardens, too. They are so lovely to photograph!

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      StricktlyDating 2 years ago from Australia

      What an exceptional Hub. I could almost smell the perfume of those beautiful roses :)

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      Linda Crampton 2 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      Thank you very much, stricktlydating! I appreciate your kind comment.

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      Joanna Chandler 2 years ago from On planet Earth

      Hi Alicia this was very beautiful and deserved the Hub award it got. Nice sceneries i love nature so i won't mind visiting such a place.

      Thanks for taking the time to share this with us :)

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      Linda Crampton 2 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      Hi, LadyFiddler. Thank you for the visit and the comment!

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      Fay Favored 2 years ago from USA

      Beautiful. I can see why this was selected to receive such an honor.

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      Linda Crampton 2 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      Thank you very much, favored. I appreciate your visit and comment.

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      Sam Deal 2 years ago from Earth

      Such a delight to read, and the pictures are stunning!

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      Linda Crampton 2 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      Thanks so much, DealForALiving!

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      javr 2 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      Very nice roses. They are fantastic flowers.

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      Linda Crampton 2 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      Thank you, javr. It's nice to meet someone else from British Columbia!

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      poetryman6969 2 years ago

      Few things are as lovely as a nice garden. Thanks for the hub.

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      Linda Crampton 2 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      Thank you for the comment, poetryman6969. I agree - a beautiful garden is a lovely place to visit!

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      Molly Wilson 2 years ago from Ohio

      Beautiful! Now I want to visit BC not only in the winter!

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      Linda Crampton 2 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      Hi, mollypocket. Thanks for the visit and the comment. The rose garden is certainly beautiful. I hope you're able to see it in person some time!

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      Kelly A Burnett 2 years ago from United States

      I absolutely love gardens. Delightful! I started with roses in my own garden two years ago and I am now officially addicted. Oh, I love this hub! OUTSTANDING! Thank you!

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      Linda Crampton 2 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      Thank you so much, Easy Exercise! I appreciate your very kind comment a great deal.

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      Giovanna Sanguinetti 2 years ago from London UK

      I love gardens too, and I am so lucky because London has many very famous parks and gardens. My favorite is Kew Gardens. if I'm ever in your neck of the woods I shall certainly remember to visit the Stanley Park Rose Garden - what a very interesting hubs.

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      Linda Crampton 2 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      Hi, Adventuretravels. Thanks for the comment. I've seen some of London's gardens. They certainly are beautiful!

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      Susie Lehto 2 years ago from Minnesota

      Alicia, I have not been there, but if I ever make it to Vancouver, that is where I would like to spend some time. I'm not much for cities, but beautiful parks like this are worth going to see. Thank you for the virtual tour, and congratulations on the well deserved Hub of the Day.

      Wow, this is beautiful!

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      Linda Crampton 2 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      Thank you very much for the congratulations, colorfulone! I think that parks are the best part about cities, too. I hope you're able to see the rose garden in person one day.

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      Kristen Howe 2 years ago from Northeast Ohio

      Alicia, what a lovely trip to the park. I love the photos of the variety of roses and the description of the park itself. I would love to take a trip there someday. Voted up for beautiful roses!

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      Linda Crampton 2 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      Hi, Kristen. Thanks for the comment and the vote! I went to Stanley Park yesterday. It's too early for the roses, but there are plenty of other flowers and trees in bloom. The park is a lovely place to visit.

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      Ofelia Servin 2 years ago from Burnaby

      I love this park! Beautiful place to visit, great hub Alicia!

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      Linda Crampton 2 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      Thanks for the visit and the comment, ofelia. It's great to meet another person who loves visiting Stanley Park!

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      Jackie Lynnley 24 months ago from The Beautiful South

      So beautiful and there is nothing like a day photographing such beauty! I will have to learn to do those thumbnails on here! Fantastic hub.

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      Linda Crampton 24 months ago from British Columbia, Canada

      Thanks for the lovely comment, Jackie! I appreciate it very much.

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      Patricia Scott 24 months ago from sunny Florida

      Hi Alicia

      I thought I had commented here but do not see it so here goes.

      The pink and yellow rose is like the one my Momma planted in honor of my sister when she died at age 9 (I was 4). It was gorgeous and I have admired that rose through the years.

      the other day when I went to the produce stand I just wrote about they had one like it for sale. But I only had enough cash to pay for the food I was purchasing. I went back yesterday to get it and it was gone. But, they are hoping to get more like it soon.

      Thank you for sharing your visit ....I totally adore visiting nature's wonderland and taking the many opportunities for great photos.

      Great hub

      voted up+++++ shared and pinned to awesome HubPages ps

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      Linda Crampton 24 months ago from British Columbia, Canada

      I hope you find that rose, Patricia. What a wonderful tribute to your sister! Thank you very much for the comment, the votes and the share. I appreciate the pin very much, too.

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      Pollyanna Jones 21 months ago from United Kingdom

      What a beautiful place! Roses are among my favourite flowers. I could practically smell their fragrance through my screen whilst I was reading this. Thank you for sharing these gardens with us. x

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      Linda Crampton 21 months ago from British Columbia, Canada

      Thank you very much for such a lovely comment, Pollyanna!

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      Scribenet 20 months ago from Ontario, Canada

      I have never visited the West coast but my Mother and Aunts did and Stanley Park was on their itinerary. My aunt who was a great gardener always raved about Stanley Park. Great photographs. A rose garden in that climate has to be spectacular!

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      Linda Crampton 20 months ago from British Columbia, Canada

      Hi, Scribenet. Thanks for the comment. Yes, roses do grow well in the climate here! They are always beautiful at Stanley Park.

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      C E Clark 19 months ago from North Texas

      Wow! A third HOTD! Gorgeous photos. You make this place look and sound like a wonderful place to visit.

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      Linda Crampton 19 months ago from British Columbia, Canada

      Thank you very much, Au fait! Stanley Park is a wonderful place to visit. I love the rose garden.

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      amazmerizing 19 months ago from PACIFIC NORTHWEST, USA

      Super nice article here! We love botanical gardens and go every chance we get! Love your roses too! Kudos!!!

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      Linda Crampton 19 months ago from British Columbia, Canada

      Thank you very much, amazmerizing! I love visiting botanical gardens, too.

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      Louise Barraco 18 months ago from Ontario

      It looks lovely, If I am ever out that way, I will look it up.

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      Linda Crampton 18 months ago from British Columbia, Canada

      Thank you, louise-barraco. I hope you do make it to the rose garden one day!

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      sujaya venkatesh 17 months ago

      lovely flowers

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      Linda Crampton 17 months ago from British Columbia, Canada

      Thank you very much for the visit and comment, sujaya venkatesh.

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      Elsie Hagley 16 months ago from New Zealand

      After viewing this article about roses I'm sure that you know everything about them, I do appreciate your visit and comment on my hub about roses.

      You have some beautiful roses here, loved the lavender one, thanks for sharing.

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      Linda Crampton 16 months ago from British Columbia, Canada

      Thank you very much for the comment, Elsie. I was happy to read your hub. I love roses, but I still have a lot to learn about them!

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      Joan King 15 months ago

      The rose garden is indeed beautiful. I visited it just few months ago when I was in Vancouver

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      Linda Crampton 15 months ago from British Columbia, Canada

      I hope you enjoyed your visit to Vancouver, Joan. Thanks for the comment.

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      agusfanani 14 months ago from Indonesia

      What a lovely rose garden. It sounds that not only is the garden beautiful but also other places around it. I think Shakespeare garden is very special one.

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      Linda Crampton 14 months ago from British Columbia, Canada

      Hi, agusfanani. Yes, the area around the rose garden is beautiful. I always enjoy visiting this part of the park. Thank you for the comment.

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      Subhas 13 months ago from New Delhi, India

      Very crisp and satiating display of your knowledge of this place. Am virtually able to see this place through your words.

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      Linda Crampton 13 months ago from British Columbia, Canada

      Thank you very much for such a kind comment, pinto2011. I appreciate your visit.

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      Patricia Scott 8 months ago from sunny Florida

      Hi Linda I am pretty sure I saw this before but I could not resist these beauties. They remind me of the beautiful rose bushes my Momma grew when I was a young girl in Virginia. I have two now but they have not flowered yet.

      Angels are on the way to you this morning

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      Linda Crampton 8 months ago from British Columbia, Canada

      Thank you very much for the comment and the angels, Patricia. I hope your rose bushes flower soon. Roses are such beautiful flowers. They can be very meaningful, too.

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      Rolly A Chabot 7 months ago from Alberta Canada

      Hi Alicia

      I have been to this park several times over the years, each time I visit there is something that captures my attention. It is truly an amazing experience, thank you for sharing yours with us...

      Hugs from Canada

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      Linda Crampton 7 months ago from British Columbia, Canada

      Hi, Rolly. Thanks for the visit. The park and the garden are definitely worth visiting. As you say, there's always something interesting to see there!

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