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A Pictorial View of the Comox Valley
Gardens and more
in and around the Town of Comox
There are many venues at the Marina Park
The following is just an example
Marina Park, Comox
Jet Stream Show band of the RCAF
Marina Park Concert Aug. 2012
Nautical Day at Marina Park
Nautical Days are held each year on BC Day long weekend to celebrate Comox’s love of the sea.Weekend highlights include the Bullhead Derby, Canoe Jousting, Dragon Boat Races, Build, Bail & Sail, the Ceremony of the Flags, parade, food, crafts and fireworks.
Build, Sail and Bail contest at Nautical Days at Marina Park
Some of the contenders at Nautical Days at Marina Park in Comox
Filberg Park Gardens
Filberg Park, (Filberg Lodge, Filbert Tea House, Petting Zoo and home of the Filberg Festival)
Open daily from 8AM to dusk, year round.
The Gardens are a myriad of exotic and local trees and flowers. A wonderful place for a peaceful stroll or an afternoon picnic.
The extensive gardens have many captivating features. Nine landscaped acres, with a stream running through the natural ravine provide a perfect setting for a variety of plantings such as maples and magnolias. Rare and exotic trees from many parts of the world include a selection of stately oaks, London Planes, Atlas and Deodora cedars, pines of many species and a variety of other mature trees.
Picture from the Filberg Park website
There are beds of various annuals and perennials, and hundreds of rhododendrons, many from the famous collection of the Greig family. Heathers, spring bulbs, flowering shrubs and dwarf conifers thrive in the fine microclimate. The park is a wonderful place for a peaceful stroll or an afternoon picnic.
Picture from the Filberg Park website
Just above the Tea House on a sloping hill, you will find a charming herb garden, inviting to both the eye and the nose. The garden is lovingly planted and maintained by the Comox Valley Horticultural Society. This aromatic treasure thrives because of their generous donation of time and plants.
Just below the Tea House and adjacent to the Boat House is the cutting garden. Long time Comox resident and Filberg volunteer Liz Stubbs and her team of volunteers donate much of their time and energy in growing a variety of flowers during the summer months. The flowers are used in beautiful arrangements throughout the Lodge, and may be purchased in the Gift Shop.
Filberg Lodge, (Filberg Lodge, Filbert Tea House, Petting Zoo, Herb Garden and home of the Filberg Festival, Art Shows and live concerts in the summer.)
61 Filberg Rd., Comox, BC, V9M2S7
Phone Number: 250-339-2715
The Filberg Lodge and nine acres of beautifully landscaped grounds are located on the harbour near the end of Comox Avenue. The estate was originally built for R.J. Filberg in 1929, and became a public facility after his death in 1977. The Heritage Filberg Lodge and and Park Association (a non-profit society) manages and develops the property on behalf of the municipality.
The rustic Filberg Lodge is a reflection of the skills of local craftsmen in the use of stone and timber. The original stonework was done by stone mason and head gardener William Meier. The Lodge’s warm interior complements the outside appearance with extensive hand-made woodwork and stonework.
Is a stately home located on beautifully landscaped grounds a mere two minutes from down town Comox. Wander through the magnificent gardens, enjoy some refreshments at the Filberg Tea house or take the children to enjoy the Hands on Farm. Click here for more detailed information about the Filberg Park.
Filberg Festival - August of each year http://filbergfestival.com/
The above pictures are taken from the Filberg Festival Website.
|Grotto Gardens on Glacier View Drive, Comox, BC|
|Father Joe on his 90th Birthday|
There are many beautiful gardens in the Comox Valley, the Grotto Gardens on Glacier View Drive is one of them. Created by Father Joe Killoran who is a semi retired priest and is in his early 90's has opened his garden to many visitors.
Anderton Therapeutic Garden
The above picture is an example of one of the many events held at the gardens.
Another view of the Gardens on Anderton
Art Galleries, Art Events, Artists
in the Town of Comox
The Comox Valley is home to many artists and there are several art galleries available to display their work. An example is the following.
Whyte's Framing and Gallery
Partial display of paintings at Whyte's Gallery
Whytes Framing and Gallery
"The Originals Only"
"The Originals Only" Art Show & Sale supports local artists by featuring an art show twice a year, at Marina Park in Comox in August and in November at the Comox Recreation Center.
For currant schedule see the following web site
Debbie Salmon at 2011 Originals Only Show in Marina Park, Comox
Gael Neuls Artist at Originals Only Art Show & Sale
Comox Recreation Center, Noel Ave, Comox, BC
Some of the 60 plus art displays at the summer Originals Only Art Show
A sample of the utility Boxes painted by local artist's
Utility box in Comox
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