The garden and grounds at this property are a real treat, given our location. We don't expect to find something of this quality away from large centres but thanks to Jim Coutts' generosity in gifting his family farm and the gardens he had created, to the University of Alberta for the establishment of the Centre for Western Heritage, we have a wonderful destination for a garden visit and it's only 20ish minutes away.
I began visiting these gardens 4 years ago and since then have made numerous visits. As a result I have lots of images to share. Rather than make this presentation overly long I have decided to create posts for each of the months of June, July and August. Welcome to the garden in the month of June.
I've just got to get my two cents worth in about pansies... Why is it that to be called a pansy is considered an insult when these wonderful little flowers are among the first up to share their happy faces in the Spring and tough it out through early frosts to continue bringing us joy. In my mind being called a pansy should be a compliment and if anyone calls me one I will simply say "Why thank you!"