We have had some fabulous vacations this year! In May, we met up with friends in Kelowna, British Columbia. Kelowna is in the Okanagan Valley, a prime wine area of Western Canada. Needless to say we spent a lot of time sampling wines and enjoying the gorgeous views.
We had dinner at one of the more famous wineries - Quail's Gate. Sure, I was eager to taste the great food and drink but didn't my little gardener's eye notice how gorgeously landscaped the property was! I had to run around and photograph the exterior before dinner. Let me show you.
Even as we approached the building from the parking lot, it was apparent that the gardens were designed by professionals.
Lots of Barberry and Cotoneaster plus a Euonymus standard along with dry river rock beds.
Well placed rocks and ample mulch provide a clean look to the specimen plants in each bed.
The wooden pergola effect of the entryway blends beautifully with the plantings.
The Japanese Maple was an astounding size and shape.
Grasses, rocks and a stunningly fragrant lilac standard comprised the first level down.
Looking back up were smaller river rocks, groundcover and hostas.
Here's a closer look at the lilac standard as well as the mini-waterfalls beside it.
Along the back of the restaurant was a very artistically designed walkway.
A look towards the side garden as well as a look back towards the lilac, this time showing the bench.
The scenery speaks for itself. Magnificent, isn't it?
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