My fifth time attending the Heritage Vancouver Garden Tour fundraiser… 15 kind people open their gardens for the good cause of preserving heritage in the city of Vancouver. Gardens of all sizes on the West Side of Vancouver – from professionally landscaped to the sweat and tears of the homeowner, they all have the passion for the garden and it is a pleasure to view them.
Today, as I toured, I noticed the variety of places to sit throughout the garden – from a single chair next to fragrant lavender or roses, to a seating arrangement for a large group or a pair of lounges next to a fire pit – all entice you to sit and stay awhile in the garden.
Try and catch the 2019 Garden tour next June for a fun day out in our beautiful city.
A bold blue bench, a place to perch in this Mediterranean inspired garden.
A charming cloth covered bistro table and a pair of chairs below a vine covered pergola.
Arthur Erickson, iconic Vancouver Architect, place a cement bench next to the pond in his private garden. Unlike most homes that are all about maximizing lots, this modest home is set back from the street and is all about the view from the 1 level home into the garden that has bamboo and tall hedging on all sides.
Very unique use of industrial found items in the garden from the manhole covers as stepping stones through the garden, to the use of oil drums, ducting, chain and custom welded frame as a water feature…. all enjoyed from a pair of teak lounge chairs.
A lone weathered bench in the rear corner of this quiet, private garden filled with lush green textures. A single vintage chair at the rear of the house faces a large, long deep garden.
Live edge board on top of raised bed wall a perfect double duty bench.
A famous 1965 Hollingsworth designed home – sits on this beautiful property landscaped by the current owners in the 1990s. This bench is nestled amongst the Japanese style garden with a view of the koi filled pond and the sound of the waterfall.
A shady spot beneath a deck view to the greenery filled garden.
Modern seating on beautiful stone pavers surrounded by well selected colour and textures sprinkled around the garden.
My name is Sue Womersley, a White Rock designer sharing my love of design, architecture, gardens, travel and architecture.