botanical gardens

This winter, you can follow a trail through a sparkling wonderland near Toronto. The dazzling Winter Wonders at the Royal Botanical Gardens returns, and it is better than ever.

The light exhibit is happening at Hendrie Park in Burlington from November 24, 2021, until January 9, 2022, on Wednesdays to Sundays between 5 p.m. and 10 p.m.

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Bamboo forests are hardy, sustainable, and can be downright dreamy— it’s hard not to feel like you’re on some grand adventure in a far-off land when wandering through one. And you don’t have to buy a plane ticket to do so, either. At the Kanapaha Botanical Gardens in Gainesville, you can explore acres of lush landscape, flowers, rock gardens, waterfalls, and bamboo forests.

The Kanapaha Botanical Gardens contain 68 acres of natural beauty, with 24 collections viewable from the walkway that winds through the grounds. Here you’ll find the largest public display of bamboo in Florida, and the largest herb garden in the Southeast.

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The Sunshine State is in full-blown decoration mode for the holidays with amazing light displays already popping up everywhere; which guarantees at least two full months’ worth of light admiring. At a certain point, however, it can be easy to get burnt out seeing the same string lights over and over again. If you’re looking for something new and truly enchanting, then the Central Florida Zoo and Botanical Garden's Asian Lantern Festival: Into the Wild is a must.

The zoo is the only place you can catch this incredible lantern and light display, capturing the beauty of art and culture in a whimsical, dreamlike glow.

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I'm going to contest Miranda Priestly from The Devil Wears Prada and say that florals in the spring are groundbreaking indeed! They never really go out of style. Just one walk through one of Ontario's gorgeous botanical gardens and you'll see exactly what I mean.

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As a UBC student attempting to enlighten her brain and establish some sort of stable career path, I have had an overwhelming year. After a heavy semester filled with all-nighters and coffee practically swimming in my blood stream, it's now finally time for some serious soul cleansing.

The buzzing life of any Vancouverite is forever hectic. Whether it's your social circle, school, or work, everybody has something constantly lingering at the back of their minds.

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