Rock Garden

Royal Botanical Gardens include six property areas.The Rock Garden has been renovated recently and now open for public. Initially, it was an old quarry. Hamilton city converted it to the garden in 1932 as an entrancing beauty to the city on the way from Toronto. Now we have Highway 403, and the Rock Garden is hidden from it.

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Paris of Ontario

No more parks for this time. When we were in Conestoga, I realize that they started to look the same for me: water, trees, paths, and grass.
People, we missed people. Toronto and Hamilton have their beauty but small towns are special. Paris is one of them. The town claims to be “the Prettiest Little Town in Canada”. I don’t know about the whole Canada, but we love to visit Paris time by time. Continue reading “Paris of Ontario”

Brueckner Rhododendron Gardens

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There are just a couple of weeks at the end of the spring when mountains of Siberia East, of Ireland, and of Washington State change the colour to purple. Rhododendrons bloom. In 1983 Dr. Brueckner donated his plant collection to the city of Mississauga, and Cranberry Cove Park became Brueckner Rhododendron ParkContinue reading “Brueckner Rhododendron Gardens”

Dutch Mill

Great place to visit with kids and without them. There are two main groups of visitors: families with preschoolers who came to see animals; and retirees who enjoy the relaxed lunch of home-made European style food. Dutch Mill is a farm which grows and sells seedlings, flowers, berries, vegetables and fruits in the season. For now, at the end of April, they do not have much yet. Continue reading “Dutch Mill”

Groundhog Willie of Wiarton

I was wondering: “How do they understand what the prediction is if the groundhog cannot speak?” The only way is to go and see the ritual with our own eyes. We booked a room in Pacific Inn in the heart of Wiarton to be able to walk to the beach and community center. Continue reading “Groundhog Willie of Wiarton”