A Weekend in Chains of Gold

… or, actually, beneath chains of gold. That’s the name, you see, of these gorgeous trees planted in a long curving pathway.

Laburnum Photography 5886 Copyright Shelagh Donnelly

These are more formally known as Labernum Watereri “Vossii”.

If you follow me on Instagram, you’ll know I spent time this weekend at Vancouver’s Van Dusen Botanical Garden. Clearly, I wasn’t the only one capturing the vivid setting.

Allium Path 0289 Copyright Shelagh Donnelly

Beneath the laburnum, the walkway is flanked with allium and littered with blossoms that were drifting down even as I was snapping photos.

The purple and yellow colour theme continues at the other end of the walkway, which is lined with irises.

Laburnum Walk 0336 Van Dusen Copyright Shelagh Donnelly

You’ll find people perched at intervals throughout the pathway, trying for angles that will yield that perfect shot.

Allium w Laburnum Petals 5877 Copyright Shelagh Donnelly

Purple is one of my favourite colours for the garden, and so it was a treat to see all the allium sprinkled with petals from above.

Wedding in the Park 0301 Copyright Shelagh Donnelly

In the space of five minutes, I came across two wedding parties (more on those in an upcoming post) framing their new lives beneath the golden chains.

Here are some more glimpses into this Spring time walk in Vancouver, and why we love living here.

Laburnum 0305 Copyright Shelagh Donnelly

Allium and Laburnum Van Dusen Copyright Shelagh Donnelly


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