POTW: Plant Touristing

Discussion in 'Conversations Forum' started by Daniel Mosquin, Aug 13, 2004.

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Importance of seeing plants and natural areas in planning trips.

Poll closed Aug 20, 2004.
  1. Travel just to see plants and natural areas.

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  2. Always part of the itinerary, but not all of it.

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  3. Try to work seeing plants and natural areas into the itinerary.

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  4. Take it as it goes - if there are some nearby, great. If not, no big deal.

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  5. Not important at all.

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  1. Daniel Mosquin

    Daniel Mosquin Paragon of Plants UBC Botanical Garden Forums Administrator Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    When travelling, how important are the plants and natural areas you hope to see in planning your trip?
     
  2. Eric La Fountaine

    Eric La Fountaine Contributor Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    I have made trips with natural areas or gardens as the primary destination, but many of my trips are related to my partners work so cities become the primary destination. We both enjoy nature, so excursions to wild parks and botanical gardens are always among the highlights of our trips.
    I believe my two all time favourite vacations were a pilgrimage to see the worlds tallest tree and a tour of Yellowstone National Park. (As I think about it though, the Saguaro National Park was very impressive.)
     
  3. Chris Klapwijk

    Chris Klapwijk Active Member 10 Years

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    Natural areas provide insights into cultivation.
    Rhododendrons are ususally not thought of as rock garden plants, but the attached image of Rhododendron albiflorum, taken July 22, 2004 on the west side of Snowcap Lake, Garibaldi Provincial Park, BC. clearly shows this plant to be growing in a scree.
     

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