Take a breather among the rhododendrons at Lake Cowichan

Brilliantly coloured flowers line the pathway at Lake Cowichan’s Memorial Rhododendron Park during Heritage Days. (Lexi Bainas/Gazette)
Brilliantly coloured flowers line the pathway at Lake Cowichan’s Memorial Rhododendron Park during Heritage Days. (Lexi Bainas/Gazette)
Lake Cowichan’s Memorial Rhododendron Park is a peaceful oasis off Point Ideal Road. (Lexi Bainas/Gazette)
Brilliantly coloured flowers line the pathway at Lake Cowichan’s Memorial Rhododendron Park during Heritage Days. (Lexi Bainas/Gazette)
Lake Cowichan’s Memorial Rhododendron Park is a peaceful oasis off Point Ideal Road. (Lexi Bainas/Gazette)
Brilliantly coloured flowers line the pathway at Lake Cowichan’s Memorial Rhododendron Park during Heritage Days. (Lexi Bainas/Gazette)
Lake Cowichan’s Memorial Rhododendron Park is a peaceful oasis off Point Ideal Road. (Lexi Bainas/Gazette)
Softly coloured flowers line the pathway at Lake Cowichan’s Memorial Rhododendron Park during Heritage Days. (Lexi Bainas/Gazette)
Softly coloured flowers line the pathway at Lake Cowichan’s Memorial Rhododendron Park during Heritage Days. (Lexi Bainas/Gazette)
Brilliantly coloured flowers line the pathway at Lake Cowichan’s Memorial Rhododendron Park during Heritage Days. (Lexi Bainas/Gazette)
Softly coloured flowers line the pathway at Lake Cowichan’s Memorial Rhododendron Park during Heritage Days. (Lexi Bainas/Gazette)
Brilliantly coloured flowers line the pathway at Lake Cowichan’s Memorial Rhododendron Park during Heritage Days. (Lexi Bainas/Gazette)
Softly coloured flowers line the roadway at Lake Cowichan’s Memorial Rhododendron Park during Heritage Days. (Lexi Bainas/Gazette)

One of the quiet delights of a May day in Lake Cowichan is wandering through the Memorial Rhododendron Park on Point Ideal Road.

The serenity of the shady path is broken only by the brilliant bursts of the rhododendron and azelea flowers, each one silently asking passersby to pause for just a moment. If you missed it this year, be sure to check it out next spring.



lexi.bainas@cowichanvalleycitizen.com

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