Gardens BC’s new floral itineraries encourage you to stop and smell the roses—literally

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      Fancy a road trip? Now that spring is upon us, and British Columbia’s infamous annual rainfall has yielded more than a few flowers, Gardens BC has a new idea for you.

      Or rather, seven new ideas. 

      In collaboration with Destination BC and local tourism partners, Gardens BC has released seven new curated itineraries that will take you to Chilliwack, Abbotsford, Harrison River Valley, the North Shore, Langley, Prince George, and Parksville Qualicum Beach—all to smell the roses. Literally.

      “Spring is a season of rejuvenation and growth, and it’s the perfect time for locals and tourists to connect with nature and experience British Columbia’s affordable, and highly diverse beautiful garden experiences,” explains Geoff Ball, president of Gardens BC, in a release. “Whether you're drawn to botanical gardens, cultural gardens, garden centres, nurseries, educational spaces, or more, there is literally a garden for everyone to enjoy in this province.”

      Designed to be self-guided, the itineraries include indulging in garden experiences—plus suggestions for dinner options and accommodations (if you’re coming from out of town or want to make a weekend out of it).

      Before the seven new plans, two itineraries already existed: Vancouver and Vancouver Island. Here are the additional garden itineraries you can explore now: