Beginning spring 1995, Keith & Becci Russell started the process of transforming an acre of lawn into a mini botanical wonderment. This Comox Valley garden is a gathering of choice trees, shrubs, conifers, & perennials. Beautifully woven together, these plants showcase a stunning & colorful landscape that will leave you peaceful & inspired. Having built the gardens themselves, the process has been a labour of love and it shows. Here one will experience neatly clipped box hedges, terraced rock walls lining a natural stream, formal & informal ponds, a stone folly, along with exquisitely pruned trees & shrubs. The seasoned gardens now take on a life of their own, providing a sanctuary for an array of Flora & Fauna.
It's good to get away from noise, chaos, & din To seek in solitude & peace the beauty that's within To go into a quiet garden & breathe its loveliness To contemplate in silence those things which calm & bless.
"Thank you for your hospitality. You were so helpful with information about the area and getting around! This is one place I will be sorry to leave ~ it is a sanctuary... beautiful and peaceful. I usually have trouble sleeping on holiday, but not here. You have created an Eden here."
-Carol & Family, Greenbank, Ontario
"It was our dream, after walking through your gardens to come back & stay in the Cottage, to wake up in the morning & see the sunlight shining through the foliage. We have gathered ideas for our garden and hope to create as attractive a landscape as yours"
- Ted & Ray, Duncan BC