After a fitful sleep, we had an easy morning then walked over the Van Dusen Botanical Garden, a favourite childhood haunt of CC's. It now has a new, modern building at the entrance which fit in nicely with the landscape. We felt young amongst all of the wrinklies and there were many beautiful plants and flowers organized according to region of origin, and of course I took many photographs.
I particularly enjoyed the maze which had a Monkey Puzzle Tree at its centre - clever huh? We had a good long meander through the gardens and afterwards, lunched at the restaurant there, Truffles (hideous name but the food was very good). We both had pea soup and I had a beef brisket vietnamese sandwich which was fusion at it's tastiest. CC had a quinoa salad, also very flavourful.
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