Once we started finding gardens, they seemed to be everywhere. We left Saint John for Edmundston and upon arriving learned about the New Brunswick Botanical Garden, so we went there.
It was several different gardens, or rather one large garden Standing duck and reflection space with concentrations on different aspects--scent, uses, color. We had a good long ramble and enjoyed seeing how many different kinds of blooms were still in color, even though it was nearing the end of summer. As for many places we have seen this year, we had visited this Butterflies on orange slice garden several years ago, only to find that for some reason now forgotten we couldn't go in (we suspect we were on our way to another city, and it was too close to the garden's closing time that day). Bird in flight topiary
However, this time we could take as long as we wanted, enjoying the humor of the wooly beast at the entrance, the stillness of the duck standing on a stone, the creepy tickle of butterflies in the butterfly house.
As we prepared this page for the web, we realized that we had more pictures than text. This is often the case when visiting beautiful spots that inspire photography more than prose. Enjoy the pictures!