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Enjoying the flower gardens in Chetwynd

A favourite way to spend a lazy summer afternoon is checking out local gardens. I can teach my kids about different colors and types of plants while enjoying some beautiful scenery. The flower gardens at the Chetwynd Visitor Centre in downtown Chetwynd, B.C. are a definite must-see. Not only are there several large beds of colourful flowers, but also an ever-changing collection of 7-foot tall chainsaw sculptures!

A lovely paved and gravel walkway complete with benches and a picnic area make this a great place to spend an afternoon. The Visitor Centre staff are always willing to come out and share information about the carvings or take us on a guided tour. If you look closely you might even see one of the Visitor Centre's resident garden gnomes catching some sunshine.

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Taken on August 14, 2009