Monday, March 31, 2014

Linden Gardens

ABC Wednesday
April 2nd, 2014

The letter is the elegant L, which stands today for Lovely Linden Gardens

Located about 10 minutes south of Penticton in the orcharding community of Kaleden, Linden Gardens was a pioneer fruit farm.for seventy-five years before the 1990's. 

Now it is a most resplendent nine acre garden with flowers and trees and shrubs, ponds and streams and winding pathways, and at its entrance The Frog City Restaurant which serves home made bread, soups and salads for a snack for garden lovers and wonderful full course meals for celebrations!  A perfect spot for weddings, anniversaries, birthdays and reunions!

The Class of '42, (Penticton High)  before its numbers diminished, held their last two annual reunions there, and these are pictures taken in May of 2012 as we wandered through this beautiful acreage.

And some of the graduates of the Class, seventy years on, - still dear friends bound by memories and close association through the years.

I think small town schools are perfect places for fostering Long Lasting Liasons, and I count some
of Charles' classmates of '42 amongst my dearest friends.

Many thanks to Roger and Denise of ABC Wednesday.  Visit here for more interesting L's!!!


photowannabe said...

What a lovely place Hildred. It really makes me want to stroll through the gardens and definitely stop for a bite of lunch.
I love your new banner photo too.

Susan Moore said...

Wonderful post, you are very lucky to have these dear friends. Beautiful photos!

Roger Owen Green said...


Reader Wil said...

À great event to see many of the old friends gathered in this beautiful garden.
Thanks Hildred for sharing these moments!
Wil, ABCW Team.

ellen b. said...

So lush and lovely!

Gattina said...

Really lovely !
ABC team

Trubes said...

Hello Hildred,

What a LOVELY garden to sit and reflect with dear friends, so LUCKY to have known them so LONG too.
Wonderful photography!

Best Wishes from Di....LIVERPOOL UK.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

I want to use the word 'lovely' but I remember a post you did a long time ago about that word ;>). Wonderful memories and really a beautiful garden spot ... as you say a perfect spot for getting together.

And you are right about small towns (that lifelong closeness is something we voluntarily gave up, but do miss sometimes ... a life not lived for us... and a reminder that life is full of choices and you can't have it all!)

Lisa said...

I would LOVE to spend an afternoon....or an entire those gardens with my camera! Lovely shots!
Visiting from ABC Wednesday

Powell River Books said...

I went to huge high schools and colleges. I've yet to go to a reunion. The garden is a very lovely spot. - Margy

Carver said...

What an enchanting garden. Very beautiful. Perfect place for reunions.

uberrhund said...

What beautiful lush gardens!
Such a pretty place to enjoy with your longtime friends.

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