Honey Bee Dahlia Haven – Ferncliffe Gardens

Ferncliffe Gardens, Mission, BC

Yesterday I had the pleasure of exploring Ferncliffe Gardens in Mission, BC with my friend Cyndi.  What a visual explosion of colour it was.  I have never seen so many varieties of  dahlias before let alone in one garden – we were astonished at the size of some of the blossoms as well – some over 10″ across. The bees were  certainly in a nectar haven hopping from colourful  blossom to another.  They also sell bouquets  of a dozen stems for $6 or you can wander the garden making a list of the blossoms that are your favorite and purchase the bulbs so that you can enjoy them in your own garden.  Ferncliffe Gardens is certainly a place for the avid gardener to visit.

Earlier we visited the Westminster Abby which is also located in Mission.  What a gorgeous old church and monastery ….the stained glass windows are breathtaking and then there are some paths you can walk where you can get a great view of the Fraser River and the surrounding farmland. 

Stained glass windows in Westminster Abbey - Mission, BC

It was truly a very serene and enjoyable way to spend a hot summer afternoon topping it off with an ice-cold beer and dinner at the Brew Pub overlooking the Fraser River.

One of the many yellow dahliasMulti-coloured Dahlia

Until next time, enjoy the beautiful fall sunshine.