Linda Crampton is a writer who lives in Greater Vancouver. She enjoys walking and likes to take photographs of her discoveries.
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 Vancouver and the ocean. Much of the landscape consists of forest, but the park also contains 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 that surrounds the park. Walkers, runners, cyclists, inline skaters, and wheelchair users 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 that it would take many articles to describe the area completely. I've chosen to focus on the rose garden and its nearby surroundings. All of the photos in this article were taken by me during my visits to the garden.
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 are allowed to walk on the grass, so they can get a close-up view of the roses and other flowers. The roses bloom in summer, but there are also colourful flowers in the garden in the spring and fall. The area 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.
June to August is the best time to see the roses in bloom. By August, however, the flower display is generally past its prime. It's still worth seeing, though.
Finding the 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. 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. 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 the park are posted around the park and are available at the information centre as well as at the Vancouver parks and recreation website.
If you visit the rose garden in spring (March to May) you won't see roses in bloom, but you will see beautiful tulips, daffodils, and other bulb flowers. You will also see beautiful cherry blossoms in late March and in April.
The Rose Garden in Spring
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 area 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.
Getting to Stanley Park
Many roads lead from downtown Vancouver to Stanley Park. The park is within walking distance from the downtown area, assuming a person is reasonably fit and mobile. In addition to the roads, there is a lovely pedestrian and cycle 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.
A Route for Walkers: Robson Street
I often take the SkyTrain (a rapid transit system) to the downtown area and then walk to the park from there. One of my favorite walking routes to Stanley Park is along Robson Street, which is a popular road 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 route changes from a commercial area to a quieter, residential area near Stanley Park. The road ends at the tennis courts beside Lost Lagoon. When I reach this location, 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.
Another Route: Canada Place and the Seaside Path
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. It's very picturesque and offers many beautiful photo opportunities, however, 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. Marinas, a float plane terminus, flower beds, a park, and restaurants can be seen along the way. The path ends at the marina in Stanley Park.
The path besides the inlet can be accessed in many places. The route starts at Canada Place. This is a large and attractive area that contains a 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. If a visitor travels to the west after leaving the station entrance, they'll find multiple ways to reach the seaside trail. Travelling along the sidewalk will also enable a person to reach the park.
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 available for exploration. 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 trip planner on the site enables a person to enter their starting location and their destination and then displays the transit route.
The City of Vancouver website has downloadable maps of the park. I‘ve provided a link to the site in the “Resources” section below. The site 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, preferably with a camera of some type. It’s a lovely place to explore and photograph.
- The TransLink website has a trip planner app to help people plan a route. Translink is the organization that runs the public transit system in the Vancouver area.
- The parks and recreation section of the City of Vancouver website contains useful information about Stanley Park.
Questions & Answers
Question: How far is the Stanley Park rose garden from Seattle, Washington?
Answer: The distance between Seattle and Stanley Park is about 245 km or 152 miles. The rose garden is located not far from the main entrance to the park. Driving time from Seattle is said to be around two hours and fifty minutes. The time depends on how long it takes to cross the Canada-United States border, how much traffic is on the roads, and the exact starting point in Seattle.
Question: Can we do pre-wedding photography in the Stanley Park rose garden in Vancouver?
Answer: I checked the City of Vancouver website and it said that no permit is needed to take wedding (or pre-wedding) photos in a city park. I think the only objection that anyone would make is if the photography creates a major obstruction for a long time. Other than that, I think taking wedding-related photos in the rose garden is a great idea.
© 2013 Linda Crampton
Linda Crampton (author) from British Columbia, Canada on June 24, 2020:
Thank you for the comment, Manuela. It is a lovely place when the roses bloom. The colours are gorgeous.
Manuela from Portugal on June 24, 2020:
It seems to be a wonderful place, I believe my mom would love to visit it, she loves roses. Thank you for this article.
Linda Crampton (author) from British Columbia, Canada on June 22, 2020:
Thank you for the comment, SJ. I'm very glad that I live in British Columbia. I think it's a lovely place.
SJ on June 22, 2020:
Great article. I'm obsessed with B.C. I dream of moving there, but my husband doesn't want to deal with immigration. Such an amazing place!!
Linda Crampton (author) from British Columbia, Canada on June 21, 2020:
Thank you, Lovnish.
Lovnish Thakur from Solan, Himachal Pradesh, India on June 21, 2020:
Very informative, enjoyed reading it.
Linda Crampton (author) from British Columbia, Canada on June 10, 2020:
I appreciate your comment, emge. It's interesting to hear that you've visited Vancouver many times.
MG Singh emge from Singapore on June 10, 2020:
This is a wonderful article because I have been to Vancouver so many times. Yes and lots of relations and friends there.I think I have been to this park a nice place.
Linda Crampton (author) from British Columbia, Canada on June 10, 2020:
Thanks, Kathi. I think it's a special place, too. I'm hoping to visit it before this year's flowers disappear. Best wishes to you during this difficult time.
Kathi Mirto from Fennville on June 10, 2020:
Great hub Linda, it's hard to imagine that many varieties of roses. What a special place. Maybe someday I could visit there. Take care, Kathi!
Linda Crampton (author) from British Columbia, Canada on May 19, 2020:
Hi, Rajan. Approaching the rose garden and smelling the fragrances of the flowers is a lovely sensation. I hope I can experience it this year. Thank you for the visit.
Rajan Singh Jolly from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA. on May 19, 2020:
Stanley Park covers a huge area. The rose garden is a beauty with the variety and number of rose plants it has. It would be a treat to be there among all the different floating rose fragrances.
Linda Crampton (author) from British Columbia, Canada on February 27, 2020:
I'm glad you enjoyed the roses, Denise. I love to see them. Stanley Park is a big place, but I always try to visit the rose garden when I'm in the area.
Denise McGill from Fresno CA on February 27, 2020:
I believe it was April 1974 when I got to visit this park. The roses were extraordinary. It was overcast and sprinkling on and off that day but I sniffed as many roses as I could. They were so beautiful.
Linda Crampton (author) from British Columbia, Canada on October 20, 2019:
Thank you for sharing the interesting information, Catherine.
Catherine hope mclellan on October 20, 2019:
My grandfather donald hope designed and planted these rose gardens as well as little mountain aka Queen Elizabeth park rose gardens and much more. I have a book that has a picture of him at
The gardens with a shovel planting. We used to have every rose bush in our yard but long sold by my father. I still love roses. Catherine
Linda Crampton (author) from British Columbia, Canada on July 16, 2019:
There are so many places that I'd like to visit, but I doubt that I'll ever be able to afford the trips. I hope you do manage to visit Vancouver one day, Denise. Blessing to you as well.
Linda Crampton (author) from British Columbia, Canada on July 16, 2019:
I love roses, too. Their colours are so pretty. I always look forward to seeing them in summer.
Denise McGill from Fresno CA on July 16, 2019:
Those are amazing purple roses. I love the pink and orange too. I would love to visit but have no idea if it would ever be financially possible for me, so this little visit is so welcome. Thanks for sharing.
KristiRea on July 16, 2019:
Very interesting article sounds like a beautiful place. Roses is one of my favorite flower's
Linda Crampton (author) from British Columbia, Canada on May 25, 2019:
I'm glad you enjoyed your visit to the park. I'm happy that I live near enough to visit it often. It's a lovely place.
Life Under Construction from Neverland on May 25, 2019:
I went to BC last year and visited the famous Stanley Park. Can't get enough of it. It was such a beauty and fall season was amazing.
Linda Crampton (author) from British Columbia, Canada on December 29, 2018:
Thank you for sharing your memories. I think that both places that you've mentioned are enjoyable to visit.
DW Davis from Eastern NC on December 29, 2018:
Many years ago, when I was stationed in Tacoma, WA, I had the good fortune to make 2 visits to Vancouver. The first was with a group of soldier friends and among the places we visited was Granville Island. On my second trip there, with my girlfriend at the time, we visited Stanley Park. I'm afraid I don't remember much about the visit as we had only a short time there, but your Hub brought back some pleasant memories. Thank you.
Linda Crampton (author) from British Columbia, Canada on October 19, 2018:
I appreciate your visit and your comment, Audrey. I've been to California once, but I'd love to go again and explore more of your state.
Audrey Hunt from Idyllwild Ca. on October 19, 2018:
I love Vancouver! I took a long road trip from California to Vancouver and wanted to stay in this beautiful city. Your photos are so lovely. I want to go again and visit the Stanley Park Rose Garden. Thank you, for this beautiful article Linda.
Linda Crampton (author) from British Columbia, Canada on September 12, 2018:
I appreciate your comment, Kenna. I love roses, too. A garden filled with them is a lovely sight.
Kenna McHugh from Northern California on September 12, 2018:
Roses are my favorite flowers because they are so beautiful but seem to have a mind of their own. I would love to visit Stanley Park. Your article is so thorough I feel like I was there. It's so lush and green.
Linda Crampton (author) from British Columbia, Canada on June 28, 2018:
Hi, Barbara. The garden is certainly a lovely place to visit when the flowers are in bloom. Thanks for the comment about my photos. I think the lavender rose is beautiful, too.
Barbara Badder from USA on June 28, 2018:
This sounds like a wonderful place to visit. The rose photos you are sharing are just beautiful. I like the lavender the best.
Linda Crampton (author) from British Columbia, Canada on April 18, 2018:
The rose garden is lovely when the flowers are in bloom. Photographing the flowers would be a great way to add to a stock of photos.
agusfanani from Indonesia on April 17, 2018:
That's a very beautiful garden. I love visiting gardens and take a lot of photos to enrich my photo stocks.
Linda Crampton (author) from British Columbia, Canada on March 30, 2018:
Hi, Natalie. Thank you very much for the comment. I hope I meet you at the conference, too! It should be an informative event.
Natalie Frank from Chicago, IL on March 30, 2018:
Thought this was the perfect article to read before the Maven Conference! Hope to see you there!
Linda Crampton (author) from British Columbia, Canada on February 13, 2018:
Thank you very much, Chitrangada. I'm looking forward to visiting the garden this year to see the roses.
Chitrangada Sharan from New Delhi, India on February 13, 2018:
Wow! What a beautiful garden.
Your pictures are so lovely. Many of the roses have such unique colour combination, which I haven’t seen earlier. And the garden itself looks wonderful.
Thanks for providing the travel details.
Altogether a pleasing experience to go through your well presented article.
Linda Crampton (author) from British Columbia, Canada on May 20, 2017:
Thank you very much for the second visit, Thelma. I hope you get an opportunity to visit a large park or botanical garden soon.
Thelma Alberts from Germany on May 20, 2017:
I love visiting this hub again. The photos are great. I have not visited a huge park like this for a while.
Linda Crampton (author) from British Columbia, Canada on August 17, 2016:
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!
Rolly A Chabot from Alberta Canada on August 17, 2016:
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
Linda Crampton (author) from British Columbia, Canada on July 19, 2016:
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.
Patricia Scott from North Central Florida on July 19, 2016:
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
Linda Crampton (author) from British Columbia, Canada on February 07, 2016:
Thank you very much for such a kind comment, pinto2011. I appreciate your visit.
Subhas from New Delhi, India on February 07, 2016:
Very crisp and satiating display of your knowledge of this place. Am virtually able to see this place through your words.
Linda Crampton (author) from British Columbia, Canada on January 05, 2016:
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.
agusfanani from Indonesia on January 05, 2016:
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.
Linda Crampton (author) from British Columbia, Canada on December 23, 2015:
I hope you enjoyed your visit to Vancouver, Joan. Thanks for the comment.
Joan King on December 23, 2015:
The rose garden is indeed beautiful. I visited it just few months ago when I was in Vancouver
Linda Crampton (author) from British Columbia, Canada on November 26, 2015:
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!
Elsie Hagley from New Zealand on November 26, 2015:
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.
Linda Crampton (author) from British Columbia, Canada on October 08, 2015:
Thank you very much for the visit and comment, sujaya venkatesh.
sujaya venkatesh on October 08, 2015:
Linda Crampton (author) from British Columbia, Canada on September 02, 2015:
Thank you, louise-barraco. I hope you do make it to the rose garden one day!
Louise Barraco from Ontario on September 02, 2015:
It looks lovely, If I am ever out that way, I will look it up.
Linda Crampton (author) from British Columbia, Canada on August 23, 2015:
Thank you very much, amazmerizing! I love visiting botanical gardens, too.
amazmerizing from PACIFIC NORTHWEST, USA on August 23, 2015:
Super nice article here! We love botanical gardens and go every chance we get! Love your roses too! Kudos!!!
Linda Crampton (author) from British Columbia, Canada on August 21, 2015:
Thank you very much, Au fait! Stanley Park is a wonderful place to visit. I love the rose garden.
C E Clark from North Texas on August 21, 2015:
Wow! A third HOTD! Gorgeous photos. You make this place look and sound like a wonderful place to visit.
Linda Crampton (author) from British Columbia, Canada on July 14, 2015:
Hi, Scribenet. Thanks for the comment. Yes, roses do grow well in the climate here! They are always beautiful at Stanley Park.
Maggie Griess from Ontario, Canada on July 14, 2015:
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!
Linda Crampton (author) from British Columbia, Canada on June 14, 2015:
Thank you very much for such a lovely comment, Pollyanna!
Pollyanna Jones from United Kingdom on June 14, 2015:
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
Linda Crampton (author) from British Columbia, Canada on March 31, 2015:
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.
Patricia Scott from North Central Florida on March 31, 2015:
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.
voted up+++++ shared and pinned to awesome HubPages ps
Linda Crampton (author) from British Columbia, Canada on March 29, 2015:
Thanks for the lovely comment, Jackie! I appreciate it very much.
Jackie Lynnley from the beautiful south on March 29, 2015:
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.
Linda Crampton (author) from British Columbia, Canada on March 21, 2015:
Thanks for the visit and the comment, ofelia. It's great to meet another person who loves visiting Stanley Park!
Ofelia Servin from Burnaby on March 21, 2015:
I love this park! Beautiful place to visit, great hub Alicia!
Linda Crampton (author) from British Columbia, Canada on March 19, 2015:
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.
Kristen Howe from Northeast Ohio on March 19, 2015:
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!
Linda Crampton (author) from British Columbia, Canada on January 22, 2015:
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.
Susie Lehto from Minnesota on January 22, 2015:
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!
Linda Crampton (author) from British Columbia, Canada on December 14, 2014:
Hi, Adventuretravels. Thanks for the comment. I've seen some of London's gardens. They certainly are beautiful!
Giovanna from UK on December 14, 2014:
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.
Linda Crampton (author) from British Columbia, Canada on December 08, 2014:
Thank you so much, Easy Exercise! I appreciate your very kind comment a great deal.
Kelly A Burnett from United States on December 08, 2014:
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!
Linda Crampton (author) from British Columbia, Canada on November 17, 2014:
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!
Molly from Utah on November 17, 2014:
Beautiful! Now I want to visit BC not only in the winter!
Linda Crampton (author) from British Columbia, Canada on November 17, 2014:
Thank you for the comment, poetryman6969. I agree - a beautiful garden is a lovely place to visit!
poetryman6969 on November 17, 2014:
Few things are as lovely as a nice garden. Thanks for the hub.
Linda Crampton (author) from British Columbia, Canada on October 28, 2014:
Thank you, javr. It's nice to meet someone else from British Columbia!
javr from British Columbia, Canada on October 28, 2014:
Very nice roses. They are fantastic flowers.
Linda Crampton (author) from British Columbia, Canada on September 10, 2014:
Thanks so much, DealForALiving!
Nick Deal from Earth on September 10, 2014:
Such a delight to read, and the pictures are stunning!
Linda Crampton (author) from British Columbia, Canada on September 09, 2014:
Thank you very much, favored. I appreciate your visit and comment.
Fay Favored from USA on September 09, 2014:
Beautiful. I can see why this was selected to receive such an honor.
Linda Crampton (author) from British Columbia, Canada on September 05, 2014:
Hi, LadyFiddler. Thank you for the visit and the comment!
Joanna Chandler from On Planet Earth on September 05, 2014:
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 :)
Linda Crampton (author) from British Columbia, Canada on September 02, 2014:
Thank you very much, stricktlydating! I appreciate your kind comment.
StrictlyQuotes from Australia on September 02, 2014:
What an exceptional Hub. I could almost smell the perfume of those beautiful roses :)
Linda Crampton (author) from British Columbia, Canada on August 29, 2014:
I love visiting botanical gardens, too. They are so lovely to photograph!
Sandy Mertens from Wisconsin on August 29, 2014:
I love going to these type of gardens. Have not been there though.
Linda Crampton (author) from British Columbia, Canada on August 23, 2014:
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.
Amanda Littlejohn on August 22, 2014:
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 :)
Linda Crampton (author) from British Columbia, Canada on July 25, 2014:
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.
Cynthia Zirkwitz from Vancouver Island, Canada on July 25, 2014:
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!
Linda Crampton (author) from British Columbia, Canada on July 15, 2014:
Hi, stbrians. Yes, the rose garden at Stanley Park is beautiful. The park is certainly worth a visit! Thank you for the comment.
Meshack Bwoyele Keya from Vihiga County,Western Kenya on July 15, 2014:
That place is a beauty to behold. Stanley Park Rose Garden seems a great place to visit
Linda Crampton (author) from British Columbia, Canada on June 08, 2014:
Thank you, SEO in Vancouver! I appreciate your visit.
SEO in Vancouver from Vancouver, BC, Canada on June 08, 2014:
Lovely photos! Thank you for posting!