Friday, October 2, 2015

Condominium complex water garden, Victoria, BC

Time’s a-flying. It’s hard to believe it’s been three months since our Pacific Northwest trip. I’ve already covered all the gardens I visited; you’ll find my posts listed in this handy overview. But there was one unexpected find I haven’t written about yet: the serendipitous discovery of a charming water garden at a condominium complex in Victoria, British Columbia.

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The condo complex is called Harbourside and it’s located at 636 Montreal Street, near Fisherman’s Wharf. Some of the ground-floor units adjoin the “lake” that connects the two buildings. Rather than a blank expanse of water, it’s studded with a variety of aquatic plants. The design is so attractive, I spent a half hour taking pictures.

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The lake itself was beautiful enough.

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But what made the overall look even more interesting were the small gardens some of the apartment owners have created on their patios.

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Public and private spaces converge seamlessly, and the effect is magical to those walking by (like me).

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I have no plans of ever living in an apartment again, but if I did, it would be in a place this like. The views of the Victoria Harbour aren’t shabby either!

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4 comments:

  1. Beautiful, although I don't expect I'd be happy with such a small space to garden.

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  2. You took the words I was thinking right out of my head...if I ever have to live in an apartment or condo again it will be In a situation like this!

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  3. I could handle a view like that -- even if I wasn't fortunate enough to have a ground-floor apartment. Probably looks great from higher floors too!

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