Laburnum (golden chain) trees and purple alliums in bloom at VanDusen Botanical Garden, Vancouver
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A snapshot of Spring. Laburnum trees and purple alliums
This snapshot of Spring is from VanDusen Botanical Garden located in Vancouver, British Columbia. Approximately 7,500 species and varieties of plant can be spotted here. Visitors are encouraged to take self-guided tours which are updated almost every month, as new plants take centrestage. Pictured here are the laburnum trees in full bloom. Despite requiring little maintenance, these trees can grow fast, surpassing close to 40 centimetres of growth each year. Given their gorgeous golden arch and walkways, laburnums easily draw visitors to VanDusen Botanical Gardens this time of the year. And if you miss their narrow period of full bloom, you could likely take a stroll through the Rhododenron Walk or take in the numerous flowers in vibrant colours spread across the garden.